Weimar (Germany), Saturday 11 October 2014

Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

Goethe and Schiller in Weimar


More than 3,000 runners took part in last year's Weimarer Stadtlauf which is held annually in the ‘Stadt der deutschen Klassik’ Weimar, a city of 65,000 people in the state of Thüringen (Thuringia) in central Germany.

The event offers a 10k race (two laps), a half marathon (four laps), and a number of shorter children's races.

Starting and finishing on Goetheplatz in the city centre, participants run on asphalt and cobbles through Weimar's very pretty historic centre, and on gravel paths through the English-style ‘Park an der Ilm’ where they pass ‘Goethes Gartenhaus’ (pictured below). The route is gently undulating.

Thousands of spectators line the course every year as the Stadtlauf forms part of the annual Zwiebelmarkt (Onion Market) which has been held for 360 years and which attracts approximately 300,000 visitors over three days.

Weimar's cultural heritage is immense. Many literary and artistic geniuses like Goethe, Schiller, Cranach, Bach and Liszt worked there, and in 1919 the famous Bauhaus art school was founded in Weimar.


Goethes Gartenhaus in Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

Runners will pass 'Goethes Gartenhaus' in the 'Park an der Ilm'.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Weimar (108km from Leipzig, 270km from Berlin, 274km from Frankfurt, 294km from Prague)

Date: 11 October 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 400m-2km (children); 10km; 21.1km

Start time: 9.30 (children's races); 12.55 (21km); 13.00 (10km)

Start/finish area: Goetheplatz

Race centre: "congress centrum neue weimarhalle", UNESCO-Platz 1

Entries: online (up to 9 Oct 2014) or by post (up to 8 Oct 2014); late entries on the day

Entry limit (10km): 2000 entries + 50 entries on the day

Entry limit (21km): 350 entries + 20 entries on the day

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Entry fees (10km, 21km): € 15 (advance entries); € 20 (entries on the day)

Timekeeping: bibchip (included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt; Bratwurst and drinks after the race, free entry to the public swimming pool after the race

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Changing facilities, free parking: Wimaria-Stadion

Number of finishers 2013: 877 (children's races); 1839 (10km); 301 (21km)

Event website (in German): www.weimarer-stadtlauf.de


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