Leipzig (Germany), Sunday 2 September 2012

Augustusplatz, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Around two thousand 10k runners, one thousand 5k runners, and one thousand children took part in last year's Stadtlauf in Leipzig, a lively city of more than half a million people, situated in Germany's state of Saxony.

The Stadtlauf is held on an attractive inner-city course. The 5k consists of one lap, the 10k of two laps. Starting and finishing on the vast Augustusplatz (pictured above), the route passes a number of Leipzig's most interesting historic and modern sights.

Instead of a bib, entrants get a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race. Last year, the 10k winners were Frank Schauer (32:45) and Sandra Boitz (38:06).


Markt, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Competitors will run across the "Markt", where they will pass Leipzig's oldest building, the "Altes Rathaus".


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Leipzig (Dresden 114km, Berlin 190km, Prague 260km, Munich 431km)

Date: 2 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km; 5km; 1.4km (children 8-12 years old); 400m (children 7 years and under)

Start time: 10.00 (400m); 10.30 (1.4km); 11.00 (5km); 12.00 (10km)

Start and finish: Augustusplatz, Leipzig

Entries: online or in person in the SportScheck sports shop in Leipzig (until 1 Sep 2012); late entries on the day (8.00-10.00); race limit 5200 runners (children's races: 900 runners)

Entry fees (5km and 10km): € 20 (until 31 May 2012); € 25 (until 2 Sep 2012)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Timing (5km and 10km): ChampionChip - use your own chip or buy a single-use chip (€ 3)

Race centre: SportScheck sports shop in Leipzig (24 Aug to 1 Sep 2012); at the start (on the day 8.00-11.00)

You get: technical T-shirt, finisher medal

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2011: 1998 (10km), 944 (5km), ca. 1000 children

Event website (in German): http://mein.sportscheck.com/sport/laufsport/events/stadtlauf_leipzig


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