'Border Run'

Kruså (Denmark), Saturday 21 September 2013

Skomagerhus border crossing between Denmark and Germany (Author: Moonwalker74 at German Wikipedia / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


Over 1500 runners took part in last year's Grænseløbet (German: Grenzlauf) in Kruså, a Danish village on the Denmark-Germany border.

Two race distances are on offer: 5.15km and 11.7km. The course is a challenging run on mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel, and trails), mostly through woods and farmland.

The shorter run is held entirely on Danish soil but the 11.7km race takes runners across a footbridge (pictured) into Germany and then, after about two kilometres, through another border crossing back into Denmark.

Entrants to the cross-border run must show their passport at registration but they don't need to take it with them during the race.


Country: Denmark

Venue (Map): Kruså (8km from Flensburg, 164km from Hamburg, 305km from Copenhagen)

Date: 21 September 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 11.7km; 5.15km

Start time: 14.00 (11.7km), 14.05 (5.15km)

Start and finish: at the 'Grænsehallerne', Harkærvej 3, 6340 Kruså

Entries: online (until 15 Sep 2013) or by post or e-mail (until 9 Sep 2013); late entries on the day (until 13.00)

Entry fees: 100 DKK (until 15 Sep 2013), 120 DKK (until 21 Sep 2013)

Exchange rate: 100 DKK = ca. 13.40 EUR (April 2013)

Race centre: Grænsehallerne, Harkærvej, 6340 Kruså (on the day from 11.00)

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

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2012: 663 (11.7km), 839 (5.15km)

Event website (in Danish and German): www.graenseloebet.dk


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