Held in the Baltic Sea port of Kiel, the Kiel Lauf is one of the biggest running events in northern Germany.

In 2013, approximately 8000 runners took part in either the half marathon, the 10.5km race, the 6km run, or the children's races.

All routes begin and end at Kiel's Opera House, next to the Town Hall, the tower of which overlooks the 'Kleiner Kiel' lake in the city centre.

The half marathon consists of two laps of an undulating and certified course. About 3km of each lap are run along the Kieler Förde, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kiel (95km from Hamburg, 354km from Berlin, 399km from Copenhagen)

Date: 14 September 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 6km, 10km, 21.1km; children 800m/3km/6km

Start time: 8.40 (3km), 9.05 (800m), 9.15 (6km), 9.40-9.50 (10.5km), 10.50 (21km)

Start and finish: at the Opernhaus, Rathausplatz, Kiel

Entries: online or by post or in person in Kiel; entries close when the race limit has been reached

Entry fees (6km): € 11/14/17/20 (up to 31 Oct 2013/31 March 2014/30 June 2014/from 1 July 2014)

Entry fees (10.5km): € 15/18/21/24

Entry fees (21km): € 18/21/24/27

Race centre: on Rathausplatz (Friday 13.00-19.00; Saturday 10.00-19.00; on the day from 7.00)

You get: technical T-shirt, medal; transponder timing

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes (21km): to the first 6 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Prizes (10.5km, 6km): to the first 6 M/F

Award ceremony: 10.55 (800m, 3km, 6km); 13.30 (10.5km, 21km)

Number of finishers 2013: 1683 (21km), 3523 (10.5km), 1417 (6km), 727 (3km), 443 (800m)

Event website (in German): www.kiellauf.de


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