Eisenach (Germany), Sunday 28 September 2014
One of Germany's most prominent castles — the Wartburg (pictured)— provides the backdrop for the 12.5km Wartburglauf trail running race, held annually on the southern edge of the town of Eisenach in the state of Thuringia in Central Germany.
Starting and finishing at the ‘Wandelhalle’, a historic spa building in a landscaped park near the castle, the route is a very hilly and challenging loop on forest trails.
The event also offers a 6.2km run, a 1.8km fun run, and children's races.
The Wartburg plays an outstanding role in German history as Martin Luther was hidden in the castle for ten months in 1521-1522. During his stay, he translated the New Testament from Greek into German, paving the way for modern written German.
Venue (Map): Eisenach (Frankfurt 193km, Leipzig 198km, Nuremberg 232km, Berlin 362km)
Date: 28 September 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 12.5km; 6.2km; 1.8km fun run (without timekeeping); 250m/500m children's races (without timekeeping)
Start time: 10.00 (12.5km nordic walking), 11.00 (12.5km and 6.2km run); 11.05 (1.8km); 11.10 (children)
Start and finish: at the Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach
Entries: online or by post (up to 19 Sep 2014, with payment by bank transfer) or in person (on the day from 8.30)
Entry fees (12.5km run): € 10 (€ 5 for runners aged 18 years and under)
Entry fees (12.5km nordic walking, 6.2km run): € 7
Entry fees (1.8km fun run): € 2 (€ 1 for runners aged 18 years and under)
Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees
Timekeeping (12.5km, 6.2km): pCard (Sport ident) — included in the entry fees
Race centre: Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach
Prizes (12.5km run): sports shop vouchers to the first 3 M/F; certificates to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (12.5km nordic walking, 6.2km run): certificates to the first 3 M/F
Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium, Wartburgallee 60, Eisenach
Number of finishers 2013: 254 (12.5km run), 10 (12.5km nordic walking), 34 (6.2km)
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