Königstein (Germany), Friday 7 August 2015

Königstein, Germany - The fortress towers high above the town centre (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Around 600 runners took part in last year's Festungslauf ("Fortress Run"), a very scenic uphill race in Germany's state of Saxony.

The race features 255m of ascent over a 7.8km route.

It begins with a loop through Königstein, a small town on the River Elbe, situated approximately 13km from the border with the Czech Republic.

Then, participants run uphill to the finish line which is inside one of Europe's largest and most impressive hilltop fortifications, Festung Königstein.

The course commands stunning panoramic views over the Elbe River Valley and the Sächsische Schweiz ('Saxon Switzerland') with its fairy-tale rock formations.


Königstein Fortress, as seen from the distance  (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Königstein (27km from Děčín, 33km from Dresden, 127km from Prague, 230km from Berlin)

Date: 7 August 2015 (Friday)

Race distance: 1.8km (16 years and under); 7.8km (run, walking, nordic walking)

Start (1.8km): at 18.30 at the Festung Königstein

Start (7.8km): at 18.30 at the Haus des Gastes, Schreiberberg 2, Königstein

Finish: Festung Königstein

Race centre: Grundschule, Schreiberberg 1, Königstein

Entries: online or by post or e-mail (up to 5 August 2015); payment by bank transfer or in cash on the day; late entries on the day (up to 30min before the start)

Entry fees (1.8km): € 1

Entry fees (7.8km walking): € 3 (up to 5 August 2015), € 4.50 (up to 7 August 2015)

Entry fees (7.8km run): € 6 (up to 5 August 2015), € 7.50 (up to 7 August 2015)

You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, certificate; free shuttle bus service from the 'Parkhaus Am Malerweg' (800m from the fortress) to the start area and after the race from the Festung Königstein to the Parkhaus

Prizes (1.8km): to the first 3 in each category

Prizes (7.8km walking): to the first 3 M/F

Prizes (7.8km run): to the first 6 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: at 20.00 on Marktplatz inside of Festung Königstein

Number of finishers 2014: 495 (7.8km run), 45 (7.8km walking)

Event website (in German): www.festungslauf.de


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