Osnabrück (Germany), Saturday 9 December 2017
Once again, we have been to slow. The Rubbenbruchsee Marathon 2017 is sold out already. The event is so popular that entries had to be closed on 6 January 2017, eleven months before race day.
It's a small event, the marathon is capped at 64 participants, but it shows that there is a huge demand for races like the Rubbenbruchsee Marathon, a no-fuss event that features a fine setting and a relaxed fun running atmosphere.
Moreover, it's a non-profit event. The entry fees are low (€ 15), and all proceeds will be donated to a good cause.
The 42.195km-long marathon is nine laps around the Rubbenbruchsee, a 1.3km-long and 300m-wide lake that sits on the western edge of Osnabrück, a city of about 160,000 people in the north-western part of Germany.
The route runs on gravel roads through parkland and woods. A 500m-long section is on trails. The course is a bit undulating,
The first and the last lap are approximately 3.1km long. The seven laps in between are longer (5.14km) as they include a 2km-long loop through the woods south of the lake.
In 2016, the fastest finishers were Patrick Kaczynski (2 hours 50 minutes 3 seconds) and Sita Hermand (3 hours 34 minutes 19 seconds).
The Rubbenbruchsee in Osnabrück (Photos by courtesy of Michael Brehe)
Race information: 4. Rubbenbruchsee Marathon 2017:
Venue (Map): Osnabrück (Dortmund 120km, Bremen 125km, Hannover 142km, Hamburg 234km)
Date: 9 December 2017 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.195km
Start time: 11.00
Time limit: ca. five hours
Start and finish: at the Café-Restaurant am Rubbenbruchsee, Barenteich 2, 49076 Osnabrück
Race centre: on the day in the start/finish area
Entry limit: 64 runners
Entry fee: € 15
You get: snacks and drinks on the course, finisher medal, a souvenir gift (RuM cup), timekeeping, certificate (online)
Showers and changing facilities: no
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 men and 3 women
Number of finishers 2016: 52
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.