Bayreuth (Germany), Sunday 5 May 2013

Bayreuth, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

    

The Maisel's Fun Run forms part of the four-day Maisel's Weissbierfest which is held annually in the town of Bayreuth in Germany's state of Bavaria.

Last year, more than 2000 took part in either the quarter marathon (10.55km), the half marathon, or the children's races.

The quarter marathon is one lap, and the half marathon is two laps of an undulating and attractive course. Most of the route is on asphalt. Some sections are on gravel.

The start/finish area is at the Brauerei Maisel brewery, one of Germany's largest producers of wheat beer (‘Weissbier’).

Competitors run through Bayreuth's magnificent historic centre, through the baroque Hofgarten park, through the university campus, and past a lovely small lake.

The route also passes ‘Villa Wahnfried’ where Richard Wagner worked on famous operas like Parsifal and Götterdämmerung.


Country: Germany

VenueBayreuth (Nuremberg 86km, Leipzig 194km, Munich 234km, Prague 249km)

Date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)

Distance: 21.1km; 10.55km; children 400m/800m

Start time: 10.00-10.15 (children); 11.00 (21km); 11.15 (10.5km)

Start and finish: at the Brauerei Maisel, Hindenburgstrasse 9, Bayreuth

Entries: online; late entries on the day

Entry fees (10.5km, 21km): € 17/19/24 (up to 28 February/28 April/5 May 2013)

Entry fees (children): no entry fees

Timing (10.5km, 21km): ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 5 (€ 25 deposit)

Timing (children): ChampionChip — rent a chip for € 1 (€ 5 deposit)

Race centre: Brauerei Maisel, Hindenburgstrasse 9, Bayreuth (3 May and 4 May 2013, 13.00-17.00; on the day 8.00-9.30)

You get (10.5km, 21km): drinks on the course and at the finish; voucher for Bratwurst and beer at the ‘Maisel's Weissbierfest’

You get (children): a souvenir gift

Prizes (10.5km, 21km): to the first 3 M/F and to the winners of each category

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Award ceremony: 10.45 (children), 13.30 (10.5km); 15.00 (21km)

Number of finishers 2012: 1407 (10.5km), 531 (21km), 185 (400m), 165 (800m)

Event website (in German): www.maisel.com/aktionen/11_maisels_funrun_57.html


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