Bamberg (Germany), Sunday 5 May 2013

Klein-Venedig ('Little Venice'), Bamberg, Germany - Photo: Johannes Otto Först / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


Held once every two years, the Weltkulturerbelauf ("World Heritage Site Run") attracts more than 10,000 runners to the town of Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany.

The event offers a half marathon, a 10.9k and a 4.4k run, and children's races.

The start and finish of all races is in Bamberg's beautifully-preserved historic centre, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The half marathon is particularly challenging. The route is on mixed terrain (asphalt, cobbles, gravel, ...) and includes approximately 280 metres of ascent.

Participants run up and down to the medieval Altenburg castle, along the River Rechnitz and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, and through the Old Town with its narrow streets and its many magnificent sights.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Bamberg (Nuremberg 62km, Frankfurt 212km, Munich 227km, Berlin 404km)

Date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 10.9km; 4.4km; children's race

Start time: 11.30-13.00 (children), 14.00 (4.4km); 14.30 (10.9km); 15.30 (21km)

Start: Markusplatz

Finish: Maximiliansplatz

Entries: online, payment by bank transfer; entries close 22 March 2013 or when race limit has been reached

Entry fees (21km): € 33 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 43 (up to 22 March 2013)

Entry fees (10.9km): € 23 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 33 (up to 22 March 2013)

Entry fees (4.4km): € 15 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 25 (up to 22 March 2013)

Timing: Easychip

Race centre: HDE-Logistikzentrum Bamberg, Hafenstraße 21 (4 May 2013, 10.00-18.00; on the day 9.00-12.00); free shuttle bus service between the Central Bus Station and the race centre

You get: technical T-shirt; chip timing; massage service for half marathon runners (after the race)

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 2896 (21km), 2631 (10.9km), 774 (4.4km), 2882 children

Event website (in German): www.weltkulturerbelauf.de


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