Wismar (Germany), Sunday 17 August 2014

"Alter Schwede", Wismar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Held in the medieval Hanseatic port of Wismar on Germany's Baltic coast, the Schwedenlauf offers three scenic road races — 1.3km, 5km, and 10km long.

The event forms part of the annual Schwedenfest, a four-day street festival which remembers the time when Wismar was under Swedish rule (1648-1803).

Starting and finishing on the spacious main square in the Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), participants in the 10k race run two laps of a gently-undulating 5km loop course through the town centre.

Last year, around 750 runners took part in the Schwedenlauf. The fastest finishers in the 10k were Tom Gröschel (31:47) and Anne-Kathrin Litzenberg (36:34).


The 'Gewölbe' at the old harbour in Wismar (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU))

The Gewölbe, a protected monument in Wismar's old harbour


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Wismar (Rostock 60km, Lübeck 63km, Hamburg 128km, Berlin 245km)

Date: 17 August 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 1.3km; 5km; 10km

Start time: 10.00 (1.3km); 10.05 (5km and 10km)

Start and finish: Marktplatz, Wismar

Race centre: in the start/finish area on Marktplatz (on the day 8.30-9.30)

Entries: online or by post (up to 11 Aug 2014)

Entry fees (1.3km): € 3 (up to 11 Aug 2014), € 5 (after 11 Aug 2014)

Entry fees (5km): € 8 (up to 11 Aug 2014), € 10 (after 11 Aug 2014)

Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 11 Aug 2014), € 14 (after 11 Aug 2014)

Timekeeping: transponder timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: finisher T-shirt, certificate, fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (5km, 10km): to the first 3 in each category; team prizes (see event website)

Number of finishers 2013: 259 (2km), 158 (5km), 332 (10km)

Event website: www.schwedenlauf.de


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