Weimar (Germany), Saturday 13 October 2012

Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Every year, thousands of spectators line the course of the Weimarer Stadtlauf, held in the historic city of Weimar, "Stadt der deutschen Klassik" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The event forms part of the annual Zwiebelmarkt ("Onion Market") which attracts approximately 300,000 visitors over three days.

Last year, around 1500 runners took part in the 10.5km race, and almost 300 ran the 21km half marathon. The children's races had over 750 participants.

The route is a mildly undulating 5225-metre loop through the old town (on asphalt and cobbles) and through the English-style "Park an der Ilm" (on gravel footpaths).

Weimar is a city of about 65,000 people, situated amid rolling countryside in Germany's state of Thuringia.

Its cultural heritage is immense. Many literary and artistic geniuses like Goethe and Schiller (pictured above), Cranach, Bach and Liszt worked in Weimar, and in 1919 the famous Bauhaus art school was founded there.


Goethes Gartenhaus, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)

Runners will pass Goethe's Gartenhaus in the "Park an der Ilm".


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Weimar (108km from Leipzig, 270km from Berlin, 274km from Frankfurt, 294km from Prague)

Date: 13 October 2012 (Saturday)

Distance: ca. 10.5km; ca. 21km; children 0.4km-2km

Start time: 10.00 (children); 12.55 (21km); 13.00 (10.5km)

Start and finish: Goetheplatz in Weimar

Entries: online (from 1 June until 11 Oct 2012) or by post (until 10 Oct 2012); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10.5km, 21km): € 15 (advance entries); € 20 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (children): no entry fees

Race centre: "congress centrum neue weimarhalle", UNESCO-Platz 1 (on the day before the start)

You get: T-shirt, chip timing

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Changing facilities, free parking: Wimaria-Stadion

Number of finishers 2011: 1496 (10km), 287 (21km), 751 children

Event website (in German): www.weimarer-stadtlauf.de


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