Burghausen (Germany), Sunday 13 October 2013

The castle of Burghausen on the River Salzach (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Europe's longest castle — the 1051-metre-long Burg zu Burghausen — provides a stunning backdrop for the Salzach Brückenlauf ("Salzach Bridge Run"), a very scenic and attractive running event on the Germany-Austria border.

Entrants can choose between the 8.7km race, the 3.15km run, and the 5.5km walk. Last year, the event welcomed an international field of 700 runners and 70 walkers.

The start and the finish are on the colourful Stadtplatz in Burghausen's Old Town.

The 3.15km ‘Volkslauf’ runs through the historic town centre and across two bridges across the River Salzach, which forms the border between Germany and Austria.

Participants in 8.7km ‘Hauptlauf’ also run on undulating gravel paths and trails through parkland and around a lovely bathing and rowing lake at the foot of the castle.


Wöhrsee, Burghausen, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Country: Germany (parts of the course are in Austria)

Venue (Map): Burghausen (Salzburg 54km, Munich 115km, Prague 301km, Vienna 304km)

Date: 13 October 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 8.7km (‘Hauptlauf’); 3.15km (‘Volkslauf’); 5.5km (walking without timekeeping), 404m (children 7 years and under with an adult)

Start time: 9.45 (walking), 10.00 (3.15km), 10.30 (404m); 11.00 (8.7km)

Start and finish: Stadtplatz Burghausen

Entries: online (from 1 Aug 2013) or in person in the Bürgerhaus in Burghausen (from 16 Sep 2013); entries close 9 Oct 2013 at 12.00hr; late entries on the day until 1 hour before the start

Entry fees (16 years and over): € 15 (until 9 Oct 2013); € 18 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (15 years and under): € 4 (until 9 Oct 2013); € 7 (entries on the day)

Race centre: in the Stadtsaal (on the day from 8.00)

You get: chip timing; technical T-shirt (to runners aged 16 years and over, while stocks last); medal (to runners aged 15 years and under); fruit and drinks; free shuttle bus service between the railway station and the start area (8.30-13.00)

Prizes (8.7km): trophies to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 M/F teams; certificates to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2012: 434 (8.7km), 264 (3.1km), 71 (5.5km walk)

Event website (in German): Salzach Brückenlauf


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