Burghausen (Germany), Sunday 12 October 2014
The Salzach Brückenlauf ("Salzach Bridge Run") is held at the foot of the world's longest castle, the 1051-metre-long Burg zu Burghausen in Germany's state of Bavaria.
The castle sits on a rocky ridge above the historic centre of Burghausen, a town of about 18,000 inhabitants, located on the River Salzach which forms the border between Germany and Austria.
The event offers a 400m fun run for children, a 3.2km run, a 5.6km walk, and an 8.8km race which consists of two very scenic laps (3.2km+5.6km).
Starting and finishing on the colourful Stadtplatz, the 3.2km loop runs through Burghausen's Old Town, across the River Salzach into Austria, along the river, and across a second bridge back to Burghausen.
The 5.6km loop takes the runners on undulating gravel paths and trails through beautiful parkland and around a lovely bathing and rowing lake (pictured below).
Last year, the event attracted around 1000 participants. The fastest finishers in the 8.8km race were Matej Jeza of Slovenia (28min 29sec) and Kathrin Bründl of Germany (34min 51sec).
Venue (Map): Burghausen (Salzburg 54km, Munich 115km, Prague 301km, Vienna 304km)
Date: 12 October 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 404m (child-and-parent fun run without timekeeping); 3.2km ("Volkslauf"); 5.6km (walking); 8.8km ("Hauptlauf")
Start time: 9.50 (walking), 10.00 (3.2km), 10.35 (404m); 11.00 (8.8km)
Start and finish: Stadtplatz
Race centre: Stadtsaal (on the day from 8.00)
Entries: online (from 1 Aug 2014 up to 8 Oct 2014, 12 noon) or in person in the Bürgerhaus in Burghausen (from 15 Sep 2014); late entries on the day up to one hour before the start; parts of the entry fees will be donated to charity
Entry fees (15 years and under): € 4 (up to 8 Oct 2014); € 7 (entries on the day)
Entry fees (16 years and over): € 15 (up to 8 Oct 2014); € 18 (entries on the day)
You get: chip timing; technical T-shirt (to runners aged 16 years and over - while stocks last); medal (to all runners aged 15 years and under); fruit and drinks; free shuttle bus service between the railway station and the start area (8.30-13.00)
Prizes (3.2km): certificates to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (8.8km): trophies to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 M/F teams (3 male or 3 female runners); certificates to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2013: 327 (3.2km), 503 (8.7km), 92 walkers
Event website (in German): Salzach Brückenlauf
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