Jena (Germany), Saturday 18 October 2014

Kernberge, Jena, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Around 1400 runners took part in last year's Jenaer Kernberglauf which offers two challenging multi-terrain races (15km, 27km), a 5km run, and children's races.

All routes begin and end at the Universitätssportzentrum in the southern part of Jena, a lively university city of 100,000 people (a quarter of them students) in the state of Thüringen in central Germany.

The 5km run is a loop in the Saaletal (Saale River Valley) whereas the 15km and 27km races take the runners up and down the Kernberge hills (pictured).

From the course there are fine views of the city, and the scenery is marvellous.

Runners are well advised, however, to stay focused as some of the trails are narrow and the terrain might be slippery after rain.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Jena (86km from Leipzig, 175km from Dresden, 223km from Nuremberg, 258km from Berlin)

Date: 18 October 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km; 15km; 27km; children 1km-2.5km

Start time: 11.00 (5km, 15km, 27km); 11.05 (children's races)

Start and finish: Universitätssportzentrum (USZ), Oberaue 1

Race centre: Universitätssportzentrum (USZ), Oberaue 1 (on the day 8.30-10.30)

Entries: online (up to 12 Oct 2014, payment by bank transfer) or in person in the 'Laufladen Jena' sports shop (up to 15 Oct 2014); late entries on the day (8.15-10.15; late entry fee: € 2 - € 3); entry limit (15km): 800 runners

Entry fees (children's races): € 1

Entry fees (5km): € 5

Entry fees (15km, 27km): € 9 (up to 31 Aug 2014), € 12 (after 31 Aug 2014)

Timekeeping: Davengo easychip (included in the entry fees)

You get: bag storage; snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish; certificate; entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 20

Prizes (15km, 27km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2013: 132 (children's races), 133 (5km), 696 (15km), 401 (27km)

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