Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (Germany), Saturday 5 July 2014
The Schneekopflauf is a 12.7km multi-terrain running race that is held annually in July in the Thuringian Forest (German: Thüringer Wald), a densely wooded mountain range in Central Germany.
Starting at an elevation of 711m in Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (pictured), a winter sports and hiking resort on the ridge of the Thüringer Wald, the race follows a point-to-point course that includes about 450m of ascent and 200m of descent.
Competitors run on the Rennsteig hiking trail across the Großer Finsterberg (952m) to the finish on the summit of the Schneekopf (978m), the second-highest peak of the Thuringian Forest.
Last year's Schneekopflauf had 238 finishers, led home by John Mooney (48:23) and Nicole Kruhme (56:43).
Venue (Map): Schmiedefeld (188km from Leipzig, 221km from Frankfurt, 326km from Munich, 350km from Berlin)
Date: 5 July 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: 12.7km
Start time: 16.00
Start: Sportplatz in Schmiedefeld (711m)
Finish: Schneekopf (978m)
Entries: online or by post (up to 29 June 2014); late entries on the day (13.00-15.30)
Entry fees: € 10 (up to 29 June 2014), € 12 (on 5 July 2014)
Timekeeping: SI-Card — use your own card or buy a card for € 2
Race centre: in the Kulturhaus at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld (on the day from 13.00)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish; bus service from the finish back to the start area
Prizes: to the fastest finishers and to the first 3 M/F in each age category
Showers and changing facilities: at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld
Award ceremony: ca. 19.00 in the Kulturhaus at the Sportplatz Schmiedefeld
Number of finishers 2013: 238
Event website (in German): www.rennsteiglauf.de/laufkalender/schneekopflauf
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