Görlitz-Zgorzelec (Germany-Poland), Friday 2 November 2012

Europamarathon runners on the Altstadtbrücke in Görlitz-Zgorzelec (Copyright © 2012 runinternational.eu)


Like the Europamarathon in June, the Fackellauf ("Torch Run") in November takes runners through both parts of the Europastadt Görlitz-Zgorzelec, situated on the border between Germany and Poland.

Participants run either 4km (one loop) or 8km (two loops).

The route follows both banks of the River Neisse which divides the city in two — Görlitz in Germany and Zgorzelec in Poland.

Competitors run across two torch-lit bridges. Start is at 6.30pm (after nightfall) at the Altstadtbrücke foot bridge (pictured).

Over 200 runners from Germany and Poland took part in the Fackellauf last year.


Country: Germany and Poland

Venue (Map): Görlitz-Zgorzelec (112km from Dresden, 166km from Wroclaw, 169km from Prague, 223km from Berlin)

Date: 2 November 2012 (Friday)

Race distance: 4km; 8km

Start time: 18.30

Start and finish: Altstadtbrücke

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail (until 30 Oct 2012); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day until 17.45

Entry fees (4km): € 4

Entry fees (8km): € 5

Race centre: at the start (on the day from 16.45)

You get: chip timing, certificate, entry into the post-race prize drawing

Number of finishers 2011: 108 (4km), 101 (8km)

Event website (in German and Polish): www.europamarathon.de


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