Potsdam (Germany), Sunday 28 April 2013

Glienicker Brücke - Glienicke Bridge, Potsdam, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Named after the sponsoring public broadcaster rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg), the rbb Lauf draws over 2000 runners to the Glienicker Brücke which connects Germany's capital Berlin and the city of Potsdam, capital of the state of Brandenburg.

Starting and finishing at the bridge, participants run a 14.065km "Drittelmarathon" loop (one third of the full marathon distance) through Potsdam, a lively and very green city surrounded by vast lakes.

Formerly the residence of the Prussian kings and the German emperors, Potsdam is home to a large number of outstanding sights, first of all the parks and palaces of Sanssouci.

The Glienicke Bridge has come to fame as the "Bridge of Spies" where the United States and the Soviet Union exchanged prisoners during the Cold War.

In 2012, the fastest finishers were Tom Thurley (50:03) and Karsta Parsiegla (55:31). The time limit to complete the course is two hours.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Potsdam

Date: 28 April 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 14.065km

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Glienicker Brücke (Glienicke Bridge)

Entries: online or by post or fax (until 24 April 2013); late entries on the day (7.30-9.30); reduced entry fees for young athletes

Entry fees: € 16/20/25 (until 28 February/15 April/28 April 2013)

Race centre: on the day at the start (7.30-9.50)

You get: chip timing, finisher medal, certificate, baggage storage

Changing facilities: in tents near the start

Showers: no

Prizes: (?)

Number of finishers 2012: 2215

Event website (in German): rbb-lauf.de


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