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