30th ‘Five Lakes Run’ 2014
Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 5 July 2014
Held in the beautiful Mecklenburg Lake District — a region of hundreds of lakes in north-eastern Germany — the Fünf Seen Lauf attracts a crowd of 3000 runners.
The event offers three routes — approximately 10km, 15km, and 30km long.
All races begin and end in the city of Schwerin, capital of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and well worth a visit for its pretty Altstadt, its magnificent castle (pictured), and its location — Schwerin is surrounded by lakes in all directions, and the Baltic Sea is also just about 30 kilometres away.
Participants run across the Schlossinsel ("Castle Island"), through woods and parkland, and along the shores of five lakes. The route is on mixed terrain and mostly flat, with only one hill shortly before the finish.
Venue (Map): Schwerin (80km from Rostock, 112km from Hamburg, 212km from Berlin)
Date: 5 July 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 10km (10.7km); ca. 15km (15.4km); ca. 30km (29.6km)
Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.10 (30km); 10.25 (15km)
Start: Bertha-Klingberg-Platz, Schwerin
Finish: Neumühler Weg, Schwerin (ca. 5km from the start)
Entries: online or by post (up to 30 June 2014); late entries on 4 July 2014 if the race limit has not been reached; no entries on the day!
Entry fees (10km): € 16 (up to 14 June 2014), € 21 (up to 4 July 2014)
Entry fees (15km): € 19 (up to 14 June 2014), € 24 (up to 4 July 2014)
Entry fees (30km): € 23 (up to 14 June 2014), € 28 (up to 4 July 2014)
Race centre: Festzelt, Neumühler Weg (4 July 2014, 15.00-21.30); on the day at the start
You get: free use of public transport in Schwerin (on the day 8.00-10.00); transport of personal clothing to the finish; up to eight aid stations along the course; certificate
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: in the sports hall near the finish
Number of finishers 2013: 1572 (10km), 840 (15km), 577 (30km)
Event website (in German): www.fuenf-seen-lauf.de
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