Chemnitz (Germany), Sunday 12 April 2015

Schlossteich and Schlosskirche, Chemnitz, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Held in the sports-mad city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, the Küchwaldlauf offers a multi-terrain 10km race, a 1.3km run, and a 400m run for the kids.

The event takes place in the wooded Küchwald park, a popular recreational area which is home to a narrow-gauge railway, a ‘Kosmonautenzentrum’, and a botanic garden. The park is situated in the very green Schlosschemnitz district in the northern part of the city, near the Schlossteich lake and the Schlosskirche (pictured).

The route is rather unusual. Starting and finishing on the 400-metre speed skating rink of the Eissportzentrum, competitors run three laps on the oval, followed by a challenging 3.6km loop through the park, another loop on the ice rink, and a second loop in the park. Overall, the route features about 80m of ascent and 80m of descent.

In 2014, over 300 runners took part in the 10km race. The fastest finishers were Philipp Leibelt (35:25) and Anne Gründler (42:39).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Chemnitz (77km from Dresden, 84km from Leipzig, 167km from Prague, 260km from Berlin)

Date: 12 April 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 400m (children), 1.3km, 10km

Start time: 9.30 (400m), 9.35 (1.3km), 10.00 (10km)

Start/finish area: Eissportzentrum, Wittgensdorfer Straße 2a, Chemnitz

Race centre: in the Eissportzentrum (from 8.00)

Entries: advance entries online (from 1 January up to 9 April 2015) or by post (up to 7 April 2015); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day (until 9.00)

Entry fees (10km): € 7 (advance entries); € 9 (late entries on the day)

You get: certificate (online)

Changing facilities: yes

Prizes: certificates to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: ca. 45 minutes after the race

Number of finishers 2013: 303 (10km)

Event website:


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