Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (Germany), Saturday 6 July 2013

Schmiedefed am Rennsteig (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


The 12.7-kilometre Schneekopflauf multi-terrain race is held in the Thuringian Forest (Thüringer Wald), a densely wooded mountain range in Central Germany.

The race follows a challenging point-to-point course that includes approximately 450 metres of ascent and 200 metres of descent.

Starting at an elevation of 711 metres in Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (pictured), a winter sports and hiking resort on the ridge of the Thüringer Wald, participants run across the Großer Finsterberg (952m) to the finish line on the summit of the Schneekopf (978m), the second-highest peak of the Thuringian Forest.

In 2012, the race had 250 finishers. The fastest runners were Christian Seiler (48min 19sec) and Nicole Kruhme (58min 57sec).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schmiedefeld (188km from Leipzig, 221km from Frankfurt, 326km from Munich, 350km from Berlin)

Date: 6 July 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 12.7km

Start time: 16.00

Start: Sportplatz in Schmiedefeld (711m)

Finish: Schneekopf (978m)

Entries: online or by post (from 1 Jan 2013 up to 2 July 2013); late entries on the day (13.00-15.30)

Entry fees: € 10 (up to 2 July 2013), € 12 (on 6 July 2013)

Timing: SI-Card — use your own card or buy a card for € 2

Race centre: Kulturhaus at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld (on the day from 13.00)

You get: transport of personal clothing from start to finish; bus service from the finish to the start

Prizes: to the fastest finishers and to the first 3 M/F in each age category

Showers and changing facilities: at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld

Award ceremony: ca. 19.00 (in the Kulturhaus at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld)

Number of finishers 2012: 198 men, 52 women

Event website (in German):


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