Wallnau auf Fehmarn (Germany), Saturday 16 June 2012

A runner on the dike near Wallnau on the island of Fehmarn (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Fehmarn Marathon brings runners to the island of Fehmarn in Central Europe's northern periphery. Fehmarn is an island in the Baltic Sea, connected to the German mainland by a road and rail bridge. There are also ferry connections with Denmark.

Participants can choose to run 5km, 10km, a 21km half marathon, or a 42km marathon. The full marathon consists of two loops.

The route runs on grassy dikes along the beautiful coastline in Fehmarn's north-western corner, and on roads and trails through the very flat agricultural (and sparsely populated) interior of the island.

The start and finish are at the Strandcamping Wallnau, near the "Wallnau Waterbird Reserve", a lovely resting spot for migratory birds.

Over 200 runners took part in last year's first edition of the event. The top marathon finishers were Sven Peemöller (3:02:49) and Astrid Irwahn (3:25:25).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Wallnau auf Fehmarn (Hamburg 154km, Copenhagen 195km, Berlin 400km)

Date: 16 June 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km (certified); ca. 10km; ca. 5km; children ca. 1.4km

Start time: 9.00 (42km, 21km); 9.15 (10km); 9.25 (5km); 9.30 (children)

Start and finish: Strandcamping Wallnau

Entries: online; payment by bank transfer; entries close 15 June 2012

Entry fees: € 8 (5km); € 12 (10km); € 19 (21km); € 23 (42km); no entry fees for children

Timing: "Winners Chip" (€ 15 deposit, fully refundable)

Race centre: Strandcamping Wallnau (14 June 17.00-19.30; 15 June 17.00-21.00; on the day 8.00-9.00)

You get: chip timing; aid stations on the course; technical T-shirt (to 21km and 42km runners)

Prizes: (?)

Showers and changing facilities: Strandcamping Wallnau

Award ceremony: 15.00

Number of finishers 2011: 51 (42km), 87 (21km), 47 (10km), 27 (5km)

Event website (in German): fehmarn-marathon.de


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