28th "Five Lakes Run" 2012
Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 7 July 2012
Held in the beautiful Mecklenburg Lake District—a region of hundreds of lakes in north-eastern Germany—the Fünf Seen Lauf attracts over 3000 runners.
The event comprises three running races, which are (approximately) 10km, 15km, and 30km long. It also features a 12.5km competition for walkers and nordic walkers, as well as a non-competitive 30km walk.
The start and finish are in Schwerin, capital of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The city is well worth a visit for its very pretty Altstadt, its magnificent castle (pictured), and its location—Schwerin is surrounded by lakes in all directions, and the Baltic Sea is also just about 30 kilometres away.
Participants run across the Schlossinsel ("Castle Island"), through woods and parkland, and along the shores of five lakes. The route is on mixed terrain and mostly flat but towards the end of the race it crosses a small hill.
The organizers offer low-cost accommodation options (sports hall, camping).
Venue (Map): Schwerin (80km from Rostock, 112km from Hamburg, 212km from Berlin)
Date: 7 July 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10.7km ("10km"); 15.4km ("15km"); 29.6km ("30km")
Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.10 (30km); 10.25 (15km)
Start: Bertha-Klingberg-Platz, Schwerin
Finish: Neumühler Weg, Schwerin (ca. 5km from the start)
Entries: online or by post (until 2 July 2012); late entries on 6 July 2012; no entries on the day!
Entry fees (10km): € 13 (until 16 June 2012), € 18 (until 6 July 2012)
Entry fees (15km): € 16 (until 16 June 2012), € 21 (until 6 July 2012)
Entry fees (30km): € 20 (until 16 June 2012), € 25 (until 6 July 2012)
Race centre: Festzelt, Neumühler Weg (6 July 2012, 15.00-21.30); on the day at the start
You get: free use of public transport in Schwerin (8.00-10.00); transport of personal clothing to the finish; up to eight aid stations along the course; certificate
Prizes: first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: in the sports hall near the finish
Number of finishers 2011: 1596 (10km), 1032 (15km), 520 (30km)
Event website (in German): www.fuenf-seen-lauf.de
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