Werdau (Germany), Sunday 19 April 2015

Mixed forest in Central Europe (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Werdauer Waldlauf (‘Werdau Forest Run’) takes runners on asphalt and gravel roads through the Werdauer Wald, a popular recreational area near the town of Werdau in Germany's state of Sachsen (Saxony).

Entrants can choose between the 10km race, the 21.1km half marathon, the 42.2km marathon, or the 11km walk.

All routes are very undulating, starting and finishing at the Sportschule Werdau, a multi-purpose sports complex that also offers accommodation.

The full marathon consists of a 10.3km run to the Gaststätte Weidmannsruh, a restaurant and beer garden in the heart of the Werdauer Wald, followed by two loops in the forest (ca. 10.45km each) and an 11km run to the finish line on the athletics track of the Sportschule Werdau.

Along the route, runners pass many lovely spots, for instance the Seerosenteich (‘Waterlily Pond’) or the Elferteich bathing lake.

The time limit to complete the marathon is six hours.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Werdau (Zwickau 12km, Leipzig 84km, Dresden 126km)

Date: 19 April 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km; 11km (walking/hiking)

Start time: 9.00 (21km run, 42km run, 11km walk); 9.20 (10km run)

Start: ‘An den Teichen’ (ca. 400m from the Sportschule Werdau)

Finish: Sportplatz (athletics track), Sportschule Werdau

Race centre: Sportschule Werdau

Entries: by post (up to 14 April 2015) or online (up to 17 April 2015); late entries on Saturday 18 April 2015 (16.00-18.00) and on the day (7.00-8.30)

Entry fees (10km): € 7/10/13 (up to 1 March/17 April/19 April 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 12/15/18 (up to 1 March/17 April/19 April 2015)

Entry fees (42km): € 17/20/23 (up to 1 March/17 April/19 April 2015)

You get: chip timing, certificate, finisher towel

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes: to the first 4 in each category

Award ceremony: 11.00 (10km), 12.00 (21km), 13.30 (42km)

Number of finishers 2014: 173 (10km), 142 (21km), 60 (42km); 74 (3km), 65 (11km)

Event website: www.werdauer-waldlauf.de


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