WVV Marathon

From Würzburg to Boston

20th Marathon

The WVV Marathon Würzburg will start on 16 Mai 2021 at 9:00 am for the 19th time. More than 4.000 participants enjoy this marathon in spring that leads in his two rounds past many of Würzburg's architectural monuments.
Track is measured by the directives of DLV. You'll find the Conditions of Participation here.

Free Choice of Distance

Changing from Marathon to Half Marathon is possible, as long as the race is finished after 21,1 km. If the distance of a marathon is not reached the distance of the half marathon will be counted. Important: Victories and age group-scores will only be accounted for when the participant passes the official timing-line of the Half Marathon-finish. If you cross the Half Marathon control mat and break off afterwards there won't be an account for the Half Marathon.

Qualification Boston Marathon

WVV-Marathon Würzburg is one of the few Marathon events in Germany that is accepted for qualification for Boston Marathon.


Start: 9:00 am in front of Congress Centre Würzburg (CCW)
Finish deadline: 2:30 pm (5:30 hours)
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Services Offered

  • Contest preparation
  • Event magazine
  • WVV-Marathon-Expo with supporting program
  • Müller-Bäcks Hörnchenlauf
  • Burks Pastaparty sponsored by Creana Pasta
  • Clothes deposit
  • Pacemaker
  • Refreshments
  • Premium medical support
  • Finisher medal
  • Finish Line Banquet
  • Hot Showers
  • Immediate certificate and online printing option
  • Name on racing number for registrations until December

Victory Ceremony

Those gaining one of the first three places in one of the overall classifications will be honored right after the respective competition. As the athletics regulation says only the gross time can be taken to analyze the placement. The gross time is the time between the starting shot and walking over the finish line.

If the net time would be taken it could happen that a runner of a line behind has a faster time but was not the one walking over the finish line first. This would be confusing for visitors, runners and the media.

The first one crossing the finish line should be the winner and celebrated.
Ceremonies are only for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km race and Firmenlauf. All other runs are about being a part of the fun.

This is to inform you that starting from this year’s marathon the Wuerzburg-Marathon will not grant any benefits for runners from foreign countries. There will be no price moneys paid to the winners, and no invitations for visa application will be issued.

Winners of the past years

Winners of the past years
Year Men Time Women Time
2001 Paul Sichermann 2:30:01 Uschi Wolf 2:56:48
2002 Isaiah Sanga (KEN) 2:15:42 Martina Groß 2:56:26
2003 Charles Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:16:46 Joanna Chmiel (POL) 2:55:28
2004 Jacob Losian (KEN) 2:22:06 Joanna Chmiel (POL) 2:48:25
2005 Elijah Kipruto Sang (KEN) 2:20:44 Olha Newkapsa (UKR) 2:38:42
2006 Eliud Kurgat (KEN) & Samson Loywapet (KEN) 2:16:01 Olha Newkapsa (UKR) 2:39:57
2007 Eliud Kurgat (KEN) 2:16:01 Elke Brenner 3:01:38
2008 Kidus Gebremeskel (ETH) 2:27:10 Carolin Meyer 3:01:02
2009 Michael Tluvay (TZA) 2:24:14 Peris Poywo (KEN) 2:54:42
2010 Samson Siparimuk (KEN) 2:19:18 Ulrike Mayer-Tancic 3:04:38
2011 Titus Kipchumba Kosgei (GER) 2:14:10 Mihiret Anamo Antonios (ETH) 2:39:51
2012 John Kipkemoi Kirui (KEN) 2:18:13 Lydia Rutto (KEN) 2:42:37
2013 Mulu Deresa (ETH) 2:29:07 Adanech Mamo (ETH) 2:54:08
2014 Amin Shbro (ETH) 2:29:13 Elena Illeditsch (GER) 2:58:02
2015 Gebresilassie Belachew (ETH) 2:20:44 Deme, Abiyot (ETH) 2:34:07
2016 Johannes Arens (GER) 2:38:49 Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2:39:50
2017 Andre Ziegert (GER) 2:42:55 Sonja Schöning (GER) 3:16:43

Entry fees

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