September 17th, 2023 / Start 10:00 am

We look forward to welcoming you again to the 24th WACHAUmarathon this year. Here you will find all the important information about the run and route of the marathon. You also have the option of downloading the guide for the route as well as loading the entire route into your running watch – in short, the perfect preparation!

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DateSeptember 17th, 2023
Start time10:00 a.m.
Distance42,195 km
Age groupM-20; M-30; M-40; M-50; M-55; M-60; M-65; M-70
W-20; W-30; W-40; W-50; W-55; W-60; W-65
Entry fee

€ 80,-

price jumps:
from January 1st: € 90,-
July 1st until September 6th: € 100,-

late entry (from September 6th): € 110,-

Registrationpossible until September 6th
Late entrypossible on Sept. 13th (in Vienna) & Sept. 16th (in Krems) 


The race officially begins on Sunday at 10:00 am on the B3 in Emmersdorf near the recreational center.

From Emmersdorf to Krems

On the one hand, the running route in the WACHAU is popular and appreciated by thousands of amateur runners due to its flat topography, as there is hardly an easier and faster route than the one between Emmersdorf and Krems.
Beginners in particular appreciate it when not a single hill or even mountain towers up during a running event and these ideal topographical conditions make it easier for them to achieve their own personal running goals.
On the other hand, the WACHAUmarathon also offers performance-oriented runners the perfect framework for a fast race.
The Wachau course is therefore particularly conducive to personal best performance.

The start of the marathon on the B3 in Emmersdorf at the level of the leisure center takes place at the same time as the half marathon at 10:00 a.m.
The running route runs downstream on the B3 to Weitenegg, where a loop is covered, before the route after the turn of the Danube follows the B3 along via Spitz to Krems. The loop in the city of Krems can no longer be mastered by the marathon runners, but you run straight to the finish in Krems!

Transponder timing

All runners need a ChampionChip.

If you do not have your own chip, you have to book a chip when registering online. The timing systems only read green and yellow ChampionChips. All other and different colored chips cannot be processed.

Participants who only want to RENT a chip for this event will receive a GREEN DAY CHIP (costs € 5,-) for one-time use at the start number distribution.

Participants who want to BUY a chip will receive a YELLOW CHIP at the start number issue for € 33. You can use the yellow chip at all events managed by Championchip worldwide. This yellow chip cannot be returned, and chips that have already been purchased cannot be returned.

Travel to the marathon start in Emmersdorf

You have four options for getting to the marathon start in Emmersdorf an der Donau.

The bus and trains are included in the entry fee.

You must choose your travel option at the registration. On your bib number you will find your choice and the time.

Please note that the road through the Wachau is closed from 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event and can no longer be used.

Arrival by private car is therefore only possible before 8:00 a.m. via the B3 – at a later point in time only via unblocked roads.

Status: August 2023


Baggage transport

Baggage transport will be carried out by the busses located near the starting area and marked with your event and bib number.

Please have your bib number at hand when dropping off and picking up your baggage. Baggage may be deposited beginning an hour before the event until at the latest 10 minutes before the start.

At the finish line the buses will be located near the conference halls. Please follow the signs.

We inform you that only clothing bags distributed by the organizer and marked with name and number will be transported. We take no responsibility for lost articles, most especially including clothing sacks and the valuables deposited in them.

Energy stations along the route

Catering during the run an important element in any runner’s success. For this reason the WACHAUmarathon team works hard every year to provide the ideal availability of liquids and food along the route.

Working with our partners we are able to set up twelve (12) Hydration/Energy stations along the entire marathon route.

During the marathon you can refill your energy reverses at:

5 (no personal drinks) 7,5 11,7
15,4 20,0 23,1
25,1 28,7 32,5
35,0 36,9 (no personal drinks) 39,4

Self Catering Marathon

Self-catering for the marathon (not available for the half marathon) can be deposited on Saturday, September 16th, 11:00 – 18:00 at the information stand at the WACHAUmarathon EXPO (Krems conference center) or on Sunday, September 17th, 09:00 – 09:30 at the marathon start in Emmersdorf.

Containers (NO GLAS!) must be clearly marked with name, bib number and catering station.

the self-catering table is the first one at the hydration/energy stations.

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