Düsseldorf (Germany), Sunday 7 September 2014

Kö-Hund mit Nerz, Düsseldorf, Germany (Photo: Author: Kürschner / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu)


Held in the city of Düsseldorf in Germany, the Kö-Lauf offers a flat and fast 10k race, a 4k run, and races for relay teams and for children.

All races are run entirely on the Königsallee, one of Europe's most fashionable boulevards — one kilometre long, with a canal in the middle (pictured below), and home to many luxury shops, banks and five-star hotels.

The 10k course consists of five laps along the "", as it is called by the locals.

Due to the large number of participants (more than 1,200 last year) the 10k race will be started in three waves — at 1.30pm, 2.15pm, and 3.30pm.

Last year, over 2,000 runners took part in the event. The fastest 10k finishers were Kenya's Frederick Ngeny (28min 12sec) and Mary Maina (32min 32sec).

In 2014, the event will incorporate the German 10km Road Running Championships.


Königsallee, Düsseldorf, Germany (Photo: User ZH2010 / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Düsseldorf (Cologne 40km, Brussels 203km, Amsterdam 228km, Frankfurt 229km)

Date: 7 September 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 1.1km-2.2km (children); 4km; 10km; 3x1.1km and 5x2km relay races

Start time: 10.30-10.40 (children's races), 11.00 (4km), 11.40-12.00 (relay races), 12.50 (1.1km 'Partnerlauf'), 13:30-14.15-15.30 (10km)

Start and finish: at the corner of Königsallee and Steinstraße

Race centre: Görres-Gymnasium, Königsallee 57 (6 Sep 2014, 12.00-17.00; on the day from 9.00)

Entries: online (up to 29 August 2014) or by post (up to 25 Aug 2014); late entries on 6 Sep 2014; entries on the day if entry limit has not been reached

Entry fees (4km/10km): € 15 (up to 29 Aug 2014), € 20 (up to 6 Sep 2014)

Timekeeping: B-Tag bib chip (included in the entry fees)

You get: chip timing, finisher medal

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Award ceremony: approximately one hour after each race

Number of finishers 2013: 1231 (10km), 297 (4km), 170 (children' races), 104 (Partnerlauf), 72 relay teams

Event website: www.swd-koelauf.de


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