Burghausen (Germany), Sunday 14 October 2012
Europe's longest castle—the 1051-metre-long Burg zu Burghausen—provides a stunning backdrop for the Salzach Brückenlauf ("Salzach Bridge Run"), a very scenic and attractive running event on the Germany-Austria border.
Entrants can choose between the 8.7k race, the 3.15k run, and the 5.5k walk.
The start and finish are on the colourful Stadtplatz in Burghausen's old town.
All participants run (or walk) through the old town and across two bridges across the River Salzach, which forms the border between Germany and Austria.
The 8.7k and 5.5k routes also run on undulating gravel paths and trails through parkland and around a lovely bathing and rowing lake at the foot of the castle.
Race information 2013: 13. Salzach Brückenlauf 2013
Race information: 12. Salzach Brückenlauf 2012:
Venue (Map): Burghausen (Salzburg 54km, Munich 115km, Prague 301km, Vienna 304km)
Date: 14 October 2012 (Sunday)
Distance: 8.7km ("Hauptlauf"); 3.15km ("Volkslauf"); 5.5km (walking, without timing)
Start time: 9.45 (walking), 10.00 (3.15km), 12.00 (8.7km)
Start and finish: Stadtplatz Burghausen
Entries: online (from 1 Sep 2012) or in person in the Bürgerhaus in Burghausen (from 17 Sep 2012); entries close 10 Oct 2012, 12.00hr; late entries on the day until 1 hour before the start
Entry fees (16 years and over): € 15 (until 10 Oct 2012); € 18 (entries on the day)
Entry fees (15 years and under): € 4 (until 10 Oct 2012); € 7 (entries on the day)
Race centre: Stadtsaal-Foyer (on the day from 8.00)
You get: chip timing; technical T-shirt (while stocks last); medal to young athletes (15 years and under); fruit and drinks
Prizes (8.7km): trophies to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 M/F teams; certificates to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2011: 414 (8.7km), 238 (3.1km)
Event website (in German): Salzach Brückenlauf
Tourist information: tourismus.burghausen.de
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