Ratekau (Germany), Sunday 1 June 2014
Rund um Ratekau ("Around Ratekau") attracts around 800 runners to the village of Ratekau which is situated in a fine location in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Ratekau is just 4km from the spa town of Bad Schwartau, 8km from the Baltic Sea resort of Timmendorfer Strand, and 10km from the city of Lübeck.
The event offers a 10km race, a 5km run, children's races, and a 5.5km walking and nordic walking route.
Starting and finishing on Ratekau's athletics track, competitors run through the village, through woods and farmland, and past a beautiful 12th-century church.
The 10k consists of two laps (7km + 3km). The course is gently undulating and certified, mostly on asphalt roads, cycleways and pavements. A short section is on cobbles.
The 5k is just one loop, approximately 600 metres of which are on gravel.
In 2013, the top 10k finishers were Peter Fane (30:55) and Anke Tiedemann (37:36).
Results and photos:
Venue (Map): Ratekau (Lübeck 10km, Kiel 71km, Hamburg 74km)
Date: 1 June 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 400m (children); 5km; 5.5km (walking and nordic walking); 10km
Start time: 9.00 (5km); 9.05 (400m); 9.50 (5.5km walking); 10.00 (10km)
Start and finish: Sportplatz Bäderstrasse
Entries: online (up to 26 May 2014); late entries on Saturday 31 May 2014; no entries on the day; reduced entry fees for young athletes (17 years and under; € 8)
Entry fees (children): no entry fees
Entry fees (5km): € 8 (up to 26 May 2014); € 12 (on 31 May 2014)
Entry fees (5.5km walking): € 10 (up to 26 May 2014); € 14 (on 31 May 2014)
Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 26 May 2014); € 16 (on 31 May 2014)
Race centre: in the primary school at the Sportplatz Bäderstraße (31 May 2014, 17.00-19.00; on the day from 7.30)
You get: technical T-shirt, chip timing; entry into the prize drawing
Changing facilities and showers: yes
Prizes (5km): to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (5.5km walking): to the first M/F
Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: ca. 10.15 (5km); 11.45 (5.5km walking and 10km)
Number of finishers 2013: 312 (5km), 58 (walking), 407 (10km)
Event website: www.rund-um-ratekau.de
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