Neudorf (Germany), Saturday 1 October 2016
The Fichtelberglauf is a 9.1km-long uphill race in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains; Czech: Krušné hory), a 150km-long mountain range that stretches along the border between Germany and Czechia. The race features 550m of ascent.
Starting in the village of Neudorf (714m), the route runs through spruce forests to the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal (914m) and then up to the summit plateau of the Fichtelberg (1215m), the highest mountain in the German part of the Erzgebirge.
Approximately one third of the course is on asphalt and two thirds on gravel or trails.
Last year, the Fichtelberglauf had a record 298 finishers. Lukáš Bauer, Czech cross-country skier and medal-winner at two Olympic Games, defended his title in a time of 36 minutes 45 seconds. Petra Nováková, another Olympic cross-country skier from Bohemia, set a new women's course record of 40 minutes 53 seconds.
Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg
Venue (Map): Neudorf (Sehmatal) —> Karlovy Vary 41km, Chemnitz 48km, Dresden 110km, Prague 140km
Date: 1 October 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 9.1km (+550m)
Start: at 11.00 at the Spindelfabrik factory, Vierenstraße, Neudorf (elevation: 714m)
Finish: on the summit plateau of the Fichtelberg (elevation: 1,215m)
Race centre: at the Spindelfabrik (from 8.30)
Entries: online or by e-mail (up to 28 September 2016, 20.00); late entries on the day (entries close at 10.30)
Entry fees: € 7 (up to 28 September 2016), € 9 (on 1 October 2016)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, bus service back to Neudorf after the race
Showers and changing facilities: Spindelfabrik, Neudorf
Award ceremony: at ca. 13.30 at the Spindelfabrik in Neudorf
Number of finishers 2015: 298
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