5th "Rügen Bridge Marathon" 2012

Stralsund (Germany), Saturday 20 October 2012

Wallpainting of Stralsund and the Rügenbrücke (Author: Hans Lohan /commons.wikimedia.org/ Public Domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu)


The Rügenbrücken-Marathon offers the opportunity to run across the two bridges that connect the German mainland with the Baltic holiday island of Rügen.

Over 1,800 runners and around 600 walkers took part in the event last year.

Entrants can choose between the 6k or the 12k for runners and walkers, the half marathon, or the full marathon.

Participants in the 6k start on the island and run (or walk) across the new 4km-long Rügenbrücke to the finish in the town of Stralsund on the mainland. The Old Town of Stralsund has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The longer routes start and finish at Stralsund's harbour.

The 12k is out and back across the monumental Rügenbrücke.

Marathon and half marathon runners run across the new bridge to the island. On the way back, they take the old bridge, the Rügendammbrücke.

Approximately eight kilometres of the marathon route are on trails.

In 2011, the top finishers were Uwe Laenger (2:47:20) and Claudia Korkut (3:11:32).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Stralsund (Rostock 80km, Copenhagen 235km, Berlin 262km, Hamburg 275km)

Date: 20 October 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 12km (run and walk); 6km (run and walk); 4km/2km (children)

Start time: 9.30 (42km, 21km, 12km); 12.00 (6km)

Start (42km, 21km, 12km): Hafeninsel, Stralsund

Start (6km): on the island of Rügen, near the Rügenbrücke

Finish: Hafeninsel, Stralsund

Entries: online or by post or fax; payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (if the race limit has not been reached)

Entry fees (42km): € 30/35/40 (until 31 July/9 Oct/20 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (21km): € 22/28/33

Entry fees (12km): € 14/18/23

Entry fees (6km): € 12/15/20

Race centre: at the Ozeaneum on the Hafeninsel (Friday 14.00-20.00; on the day from 7.00)

You get: pasta party (on Friday); chip timing, medal, massage service; bus service for 6km runners and walkers (from Stralsund to the start)

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F (all races)

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 111 (42km), 407 (21km), 616 (13km), 548 (7km), 168 children, ca. 600 walkers

Event website: www.ruegenmarathon.de


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