Dear runners and Linz Marathon friends,


with a little delay and after a moment of shock, we have to announce that the Linz Marathon can´t take place on the weekend of April 3rd - 5th 2020, because of the situation that is going on right now. Months of preparation and strict training plans, you were heading for a goal. And all of a sudden, the running event, where you wanted to take part, had to be cancelled. We can imagine how you´re feeling.


For us it have been months of preparation und long days too. We work with lots of passion and commitment to organize Upper Austria´s biggest and most popular running event - the Linz Donau Marathon - for almost two decades now. The news, that the 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon won´t take place at the beginning of April, has been a huge shock for the organizing committee.


Nevertheless: Now we have to support each other. We kindly ask to follow the measurements the authorities set and might will set in the future. If we now pull together, we can get back to our everyday life after some time. That´s a goal, which should be worth also for us running enthusiasts, to make a break.


Recommended protective measures and frequently asked questions about the topic Corona virus can be found on the homepage AGES and the 24- hours-hotline 0800 555 621


We want to say a big thank you to all who have put lots of time and commitment into the Linz Marathon´s realization, next to the OC-team: our volunteers, partners, sponsors and suppliers. Thanks to all of our participants, who have sent us encouraging e-mails and for the understanding phone calls.


We will decide in the upcoming weeks, regarding on what happens next. Of course, all of our registered participants will be informed immediately.


Thank you for your understanding and your support.