Eisenach (Germany), Sunday 23 September 2012

Wartburg, Eisenach, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Annemarie Böttger)


One of Germany's most prominent castles - the Wartburg - and the attractive town of Eisenach provide the backdrop for the very hilly Wartburglauf trail running race.

The route is a 12.5-kilometre loop on forest trails in the Thuringian Forest hill range.

The start and the finish are at the "Wandelhalle", a historic spa building in a landscaped park, situated near the Wartburg on the edge of Eisenach.

The Wartburg plays an outstanding role in German history as Martin Luther was hidden in the castle for ten months in 1521/22. During his stay, he translated the New Testament from Greek into German, paving the way for modern written German.

Last year's Wartburglauf had around 200 participants. The fastest finishers were Philipp Willascheck (41:28) and Juliane Heinze (53:36).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Eisenach (Frankfurt 193km, Leipzig 198km, Nuremberg 232km, Berlin 362km)

Date: 23 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 12.5km; 1.8km (fun run); 200m (children 7 years and under)

Start time: 10.00 (12.5km nordic walking); 11.00 (12.5km run); 11.05 (1.8km); 11.10 (200m)

Start and finish: Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

Entries: by e-mail or by post (until 15 Sep 2012); late entries on the day from 8.30

Entry fees (12.5km run): € 9 (€ 5 for runners aged 19 years and under)

Entry fees (12.5km nordic walking): € 7

Entry fees (1.8km fun run): € 2 (€ 1 for runners aged 19 years and under)

Timing: pCard (Sport ident)

Race centre: Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

You get: chip timing

Prizes (12.5km run): vouchers to the first 3 M/F; certificates to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium, Wartburgallee 60, Eisenach

Number of finishers 2011: 173 (12.5km run), 8 (12.5km walking)

Event website (in German): www.sv-wartburgstadt.de


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