Waren (Müritz), Germany, Saturday 18 August 2012
The Müritz-Lauf is held in the Mecklenburg Lake District, a thinly-populated area of great natural beauty, and a popular holiday destination in north-eastern Germany.
Entrants can choose between the 75km ultra marathon or the 26.5km run.
The ultra race is open to individual runners as well as to handcyclists and relay teams, with teams consisting of up to eight runners.
Starting in the resort of Waren (Müritz), the ultra marathon is an undulating loop around the Müritz, the largest of more than 1000 lakes in the region.
Participants run on mixed terrain through fields, woods, villages, and through the lovely Müritz National Park.
The 26.5km "Städtelauf" features a point-to-point course from Röbel on the lake's western shore to Waren, which is at the northern end of the lake.
Last year, the event had almost 1000 participants. The fastest ultra marathon runners were Dutch athlete Jan-Albert Lantink (5 hours 2 minutes) and Imke Constien of Germany (6 hours 41 minutes).
Venue (Map): Waren (Müritz) --- 93km from Rostock, 174km from Berlin, 210km from Hamburg
Date: 18 August 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 75km (individual runners, handcyclists, and relay teams of 2-8 runners); 26.5km
Start (75km individual runners): 8.00 Stadthafen, Waren (Müritz)
Start (75km handcyclists and relay teams): 9.00 Stadthafen, Waren (Müritz)
Start (26.5km): 11.00 Stadthafen, Röbel
Finish: Stadthafen, Waren (Müritz)
Entries: online or by post or fax; payment by bank transfer; entries close 17 Aug 2012 at 20.00hr
Entry fees (75km individual runners, handcyclists)*: € 40 (until 10 August 2012), € 45 (until 17 Aug 2012)
Entry fees (75km relay teams)*: € 70 (until 10 August 2012), € 75 (until 17 Aug 2012)
Entry fees (26.5km)*: € 30 (until 10 August 2012), € 35 (until 17 Aug 2012)
* (the entry fees include € 5 deposit for the timing chip)
Race centre: "Hotel am Bahnhof", Bahnhofstrasse 19, Waren (17 Aug 2012, 16.00-20.00); on the day at the start
You get: chip timing; medal and certificate; bus service to the start (26.5km race) and to the relay changing points; massage at the finish; pasta party after the race (not for relay runners)
Prizes: trophies to the first 3 M/F; € 100 prize money for a new course record
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2011: 131 (75km), 15 handcyclists, 78 relay teams, 128 (26.5km)
Event website (in German): www.mueritz-lauf.de (out of date)
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