25th "Around Ratekau" 2013
Ratekau (Germany), Sunday 9 June 2013
Rund um Ratekau offers a 5k and a 10k race around Ratekau, a village of about 4000 people in the district of Ostholstein in northern Germany, approximately eight kilometres from the Baltic coast and twelve kilometres from the city of Lübeck.
Last year, the event had more than 700 participants, which makes it one of the largest running events in the region.
Starting and finishing on Ratekau's athletics track, the route takes runners through the village, woods and farmland, and past a beautiful 12th-century church.
The 5k course is a single loop whereas the 10k consists of two loops (7km + 3km).
A major part of the race is run on cycleways and pavements alongside country roads. A short section is on cobbles. The 5k includes approximately 600 metres on a gravel road. The route is gently undulating.
Results and photos:
Venue (Map): Ratekau (Lübeck 12km, Hamburg 74km, Copenhagen 259km, Berlin 307km)
Date: 9 June 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km (certified); 5km; 400m (children); 5.5km (walking and nordic walking)
Start time: 9.00 (children); 9.30 (walkers); 9.50 (5km); 10.00 (10km)
Start and finish: Sportplatz Bäderstrasse
Entries: online (up to 3 June 2013); late entries on Saturday 8 June 2013; no entries on the day; reduced entry fees for young athletes (17 years and under; € 5)
Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 3 June 2013); € 16 (on 8 June 2013)
Entry fees (5km): € 8 (up to 3 June 2013); € 12 (on 8 June 2013)
Entry fees (walkers): € 10 (up to 3 June 2013); € 14 (on 8 June 2013)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Race centre: near the start (8 June 2013, 17.00-19.00; on the day from 8.00)
You get: chip timing; a souvenir gift; entry into the prize drawing
Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (5km): to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (walking): to the first M/F
Award ceremony: ca. 12.00
Number of finishers 2012: 401 (10km), 275 (5km), 39 (6.3km walking)
Event website (in German): www.rund-um-ratekau.de
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.