Dresden-Pillnitz (Germany), Friday 3 October 2014
The Borsberglauf takes runners up and down the slopes of the Dresden Elbe Valley (Dresdner Elbtal), one of Germany's most beautiful cultural landscapes.
The event offers a number of very hilly and scenic multi-terrain races — 2.2km, 6.5km, 11.5km, and 17.5km long. Children run 300m.
All races begin and end at the hockey pitch at Schloss Pillnitz, an 18th-century complex of palaces, located on the right bank of the River Elbe, approximately 13km from the city centre of Dresden.
The 17.5km route visits two hills (the Borsberg and the Doberberg), a historic windmill (the Reitzendorfer Windmühle), a series of old stone bridges, the romantic Friedrichsgrund valley, and the vineyards around the Weinbergkirche (pictured).
The Borsberglauf is held on the ‘Day of German Unity’, Germany's national day, celebrated on October 3rd to commemorate the anniversary of German reunification.
Venue (Map): Dresden-Pillnitz (Dresden city centre 13km, Prague 144km, Berlin 197km)
Date: 3 October 2014 (Friday; public holiday in Germany)
Race distance: 300m (children), 2.2km, 6.5km, 11.5km, 17.5km
Start time: 9.45 (300m), 10.00 (17.5km), 10.15 (11.5km), 10.20 (2.2km, 6.5km)
Start and finish: Hockeyplatz Pillnitz, Bergweg 8, 01326 Dresden
Race centre: in the start/finish area
Entries: online (up to 2 Oct 2014, 12noon) or by post; late entries on the day (8.00-9.45)
Entry fees (300m): no entry fees
Entry fees (2.2km): € 3 (up to 29 Sep 2014), € 5 (up to 3 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (6.5km): € 6 (up to 29 Sep 2014), € 8 (up to 3 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (11.5km): € 10 (up to 29 Sep 2014), € 12 (up to 3 Oct 2014)
Entry fees (17.5km): € 12 (up to 29 Sep 2014), € 14 (up to 3 Oct 2014)
You get: finisher medal, certificate; shuttle bus service from the car park (Pillnitzer Landstraße/Leonardo-da-Vinci-Straße) to the start/finish area
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Prizes: vouchers/product prizes to the first 6 M/F
Number of finishers 2013: 77 (2.2km), 110 (6.5km), 193 (11.5km), 288 (17.5km)
Event website (in German): www.borsberglauf.de
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