Race website http://www.lgt-alpin-marathon.li
Distance 42 km 25 km
Elevation 1870 m
Part of the three-race 33M-Cup mountain marathon series, The LGT marathon takes place in the mountains of the Principality of Liechtenstein, tucked between Switzerland and Austria. The race can be run as a relay, breaking down into 25 kilometer and 17 kilometer segments. The first half of the course starts in the town of Bender, and runs along the Rhine river, through the village of Vaduz, past vineyards of the Prince of Liechtenstein and the famed castle of Vaduz. From there, runners climb through the mountains to the finish at Malbun. The full marathon course is roughly one-third each, of pavement, village path and tougher mountain trails. The half marathon includes a higher percentage of roads. An added bonus? There aren’t many races you can finish, after which you can say you’ve run from one border of the country to the other!