Leipzig (Germany), Saturday 19 January 2013

Elsterflutbett, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


SNOW may blanket the city of Leipzig in eastern Germany on January 19th but it will not deter any runners from running the 42.2km Leipziger Wintermarathon.

Participants must form a team of three runners. All three team members run the full marathon. They must run and finish the race together.

The event takes place in the large Clara-Zetkin-Park near the city centre.

Competitors run eight 5km-laps and one 2.2km-lap on flat asphalt and gravel paths. Overall, they run 34 times across the Elsterflutbett (pictured), a canal which cuts the park in two.

In 2012, over 70 teams took part in the Wintermarathon. The fastest male team finished in 2hr 56min, the best mixed team in 3hr 12min, and the first female team in 4hr 10min. The time limit to complete the course is 5hr 30min.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 19 January 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km

Start time: 11.00

Start and finish: Anton-Bruckner-Allee in Clara-Zetkin-Park, Leipzig

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail (until 13 Jan 2013); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day

Entry fees (per team): € 51 (until 16 Dec 2012), € 69 (until 13 Jan 2013), € 87 (until 19 Jan 2013)

Race centre: at the start (on the day 9.00-10.30)

You get: chip timing; food and drinks on the course; finisher certificate; massage service after the race; free accommodation option (after the race)

Prizes: to the first 3 male/female/mixed teams and to the first 3 teams in each age category

Showers, changing facilities, sauna: near the start

Award ceremony: soon after the race

Number of finishers 2012: 71 teams

Event website (in German): www.wintermarathon.de


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