Potsdam (Germany), Sunday 26 April 2015
Named after the sponsoring public broadcaster rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg), the rbb Lauf draws a crowd of more than 2000 runners to the Glienicker Brücke which connects Berlin and the city of Potsdam, capital of Germany's state of Brandenburg.
The Glienicke Bridge has come to fame as the ‘Bridge of Spies’ where the United States and the Soviet Union exchanged prisoners during the Cold War.
Starting and finishing at the bridge, participants run a 14.065km Drittelmarathon (one third of the full marathon distance) through Potsdam, a lively and very green city, surrounded by vast lakes.
Formerly the residence of the Prussian kings and the German emperors, Potsdam is home to a large number of outstanding sights, first of all the parks and palaces of Sanssouci.
In 2014, the fastest Drittelmarathon finishers were Thomas Röper (46min 42sec) and Karsta Parsiegla (54min 15sec). The time limit to complete the course is two hours.
Venue (Map): Potsdam
Date: 26 April 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 14.065km (1⁄3 marathon)
Start time: 10.00
Start/finish area: Glienicker Brücke (Glienicke Bridge)
Race centre: in the start area (on the day 7.30-9.50)
Entries: online or by fax (up to 21 April 2015); late entries on the day (7.30-9.30); reduced entry fees for young athletes
Entry fees: € 20/25/30 (up to 31 January/31 March/26 April 2015)
Timekeeping: EasyChip bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: finisher medal, certificate, baggage storage
Changing facilities: yes (in tents in the start area)
Number of finishers 2014: 2036 runners and 24 walkers
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