Wernigerode (Germany), Saturday 12 October 2013
The Harz Gebirgslauf draws over 3000 runners and walkers to the densely-wooded Harz mountain range on the former border between East and West Germany.
The start and finish are on the edge of Wernigerode, a picturesque town with many colourful half-timbered buildings and a fairy-tale castle on a hill above town.
Competitors can choose between four up-and-down loop courses — the 5km, 11km or 22km race, or the 42.2km Brocken Marathon which takes runners across the windswept summit of the Brocken (1141m), the Harz's highest mountain (pictured).
The marathon route features over 1000 metres of ascent and the same of descent, mostly on dirt roads and trails.
In 2012, the Brocken Marathon winners were Robert Schulz (2:55:12) and Tatiana Mitkina (3:28:36). The time limit to finish the marathon is six hours.
Venue (Map): Wernigerode (131km from Hannover, 234km from Berlin, 262km from Hamburg, 319km from Frankfurt)
Date: 12 October 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 22km; 11km; 5km; children 2km; walking 10km and 25km
Start time: 8.15 (walkers), 9.00 (42km), 9.15 (2km), 9.45 (5km), 10.00 (11km), 10.15 (22km)
Start and finish: Himmelpforte, Wernigerode-Hasserode
Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries on 11 Oct 2013 (until 21.00); no entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): € 28/33/38 (up to 31 Aug/30 Sep/11 Oct 2013)
Entry fees (22km): € 18/23/28
Entry fees (11km): € 13/18/23
Entry fees (5km): € 8/10/13
Timing: EasyChip (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: Rathaus Wernigerode (11 Oct 2013, 14.00-21.00); at the start (on the day from 7.30)
You get: chip timing; finisher medal (42km); beer and soup after the race; child care; accommodation option in a sports hall (before and after the race, €2 per night)
Prizes: trophies/certificates/product prizes to the first 6 in each race
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2012: 718 (42km), 766 (22km), 807 (11km), 298 (5km), 276 children, 263 walkers
Event website (in German): www.harz-gebirgslauf.de
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