Görlitz (Germany) and Zgorzelec (Poland), Friday 8 November 2013

Görlitz, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


This unique cross-border run takes place in Görlitz-Zgorzelec, a city that has been divided in two since 1945 — Görlitz in Germany and Zgorzelec in Poland.

Entrants can choose to run either 4km (one loop) or 8km (two loops) along both banks of the River Neisse which forms the border between Germany and Poland.

The route crosses two torch-lit bridges. The race begins at 6.30pm (after nightfall) at the Altstadtbrücke footbridge in the beautiful city centre (pictured).

Last year's Fackellauf (‘Torch Run’) drew 138 runners from Germany and 104 from Poland.


Country: Germany and Poland

Venue (Map): Görlitz-Zgorzelec (112km from Dresden, 166km from Wroclaw, 169km from Prague, 223km from Berlin)

Date: 8 November 2013 (Friday)

Race distance: ca. 4km; ca. 8km

Start time: 18.30

Start and finish: Altstadtbrücke

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail (up to 5 November 2013); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day until 17.45

Entry fees (4km): € 4

Entry fees (8km): € 5

Race centre: at the start (on the day from 16.45)

You get: chip timing, certificate, entry into the post-race prize drawing

Number of finishers 2012: 116 (4km), 126 (8km)

Event website: www.europamarathon.de


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