24th "Around Ratekau" 2012
Ratekau (Germany), Sunday 10 June 2012
Rund um Ratekau offers a 5km and a 10km running race around Ratekau, a village of 4000 people, situated in the rural district of Ostholstein in northern Germany.
Ratekau sits in a very convenient location, approximately eight kilometres from the Baltic coast and twelve kilometres from the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.
With 800 or more finishers, "Rund um Ratekau" is one of the major running events in the region. This year, the event features a new course. Previously, the main race was 15km long.
Starting and finishing on Ratekau's athletics track, the route runs through woods and farmland, through various parts of the village, and past a beautiful twelfth-century church (pictured).
The 5k run consists of a single loop, whereas participants in the 10k race run two different loops (ca. 7km and 3km). The route is very mildly undulating.
A major part of the race is run on rather narrow cycleways and pavements alongside country roads. A short section is on cobbles. The 5k includes approximately 600 metres on dirt roads.
Results and photos: 24. Rund um Ratekau 2012
Venue (Map): Ratekau (Lübeck 12km, Hamburg 74km, Copenhagen 259km, Berlin 307km)
Date: 10 June 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km; 5km; children 400m; walking and nordic walking 6.3km
Start time: 9.00 (children); 9.30 (walkers); 9.50 (5km); 10.00 (10km)
Start and finish: Sportplatz Bäderstrasse
Entries: online (until 4 June 2012), payment by bank transfer; late entries on Saturday 9 June 2012
Entry fees (10km): € 12 (until 4 June 2012); € 16 (on 9 June 2012)
Entry fees (5km): € 8 (until 4 June 2012); € 12 (on 9 June 2012)
Race centre: near the start (9 June 2012, 17.00-19.00; on the day from 7.30)
You get: chip timing; a souvenir gift; entry into the prize drawing
Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F and to the winners in each category
Prizes (5km): to the first 3 M/F
Award ceremony: ca. 12.00
Number of finishers 2011: 469 (15km); 346 (7.5km)
Event website (in German): www.rund-um-ratekau.de
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