Wismar (Germany), Sunday 18 August 2013


Held in the town of Wismar, a medieval Hanseatic port on Germany's Baltic coast, the Schwedenlauf offers three scenic races — 2km, 5km, and 10km long.

Starting and finishing on the spacious Marktplatz in the Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the route is a gently undulating loop through the town centre.

Participants in the 10k race run two laps of the 5k course.

The event forms part of the annual four-day Schwedenfest street festival which remembers the time when Wismar was under Swedish rule (from 1648 to 1803).

Over 650 runners took part in last year's Schwedenlauf.


At the old harbour in Wismar (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)

The ‘Gewölbe’, a protected monument at Wismar's old harbour.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Wismar (Rostock 60km, Lübeck 63km, Hamburg 128km, Berlin 245km)

Date: 18 August 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 2km; 5km; 10km

Start time: 10.00 (2km); 10.05 (5km and 10km)

Start and finish: Marktplatz

Entries: by post or fax (until 12 Aug 2013); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (18 years and over): € 5 (until 12 Aug 2013), € 9 (on 18 Aug 2013)

Entry fees (17 years and under): € 2 (until 12 Aug 2013), € 3 (on 18 Aug 2013)

Race centre: Info-Pavillion on Marktplatz in Wismar (on the day 8.30-9.30)

You get: T-shirt, certificate

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the first 3 in each junior category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: ca. 11.30

Number of finishers 2012: 267 (2km), 400 (10km)

Event details (PDF, in German): www.schwedenfest-wismar.de/sf/pic/Schwedenlauf2013.pdf


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