Schortens (Germany), Saturday 15 August 2015

St.-Stephanus-Kirche, Schortens, Germany (Author: Gouwenaar / / public domain)


The Jever-Fun-Lauf attracts an international crowd of about 1,500 road runners to the town of Schortens which sits on the pancake-flat East Frisian peninsula in northern Germany, near the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven.

Named after a non-alcoholic beer that is brewed in the nearby town of Jever, the event offers three road races — 5k, 10k, 10 miles. Children run 1 mile.

The route is a flat, fast, certified and spectator-friendly 4.125km-long loop course through the town. The races are run on asphalt and paved roads.

Competitors run through the town centre and through residential areas and they pass the St.-Stephanus-Kirche (pictured above) which was built in the 12th century on a 4.5m-high artificial hill to protect the church from flooding. Schortens is situated at an elevation of just four metres above sea level!

In 2014, the fastest finishers in the 10-mile race were Nicholas Togom (46min 32sec) and Rose Kosgei (53min 43sec), both of Kenya.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schortens (Wilhelmshaven 14km, Bremen 100km, Hamburg 218km, Amsterdam 303km)

Date: 15 August 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 400m (Bambini), 1 mile (children), 5km (run, walking, nordic walking), 10km, 10 miles (=16.093km)

Start time: 14.00 (400m), 14.45-15.15 (1mi), 15.45 (5km run), 15.50 (5km walk) 17.00 (10km), 19.30 (10mi)

Start: at different locations along the course (depending on the race distance)

Finish: at the Bürgerhaus, Weserstraße 1, Schortens

Race centre: Bügerhaus (Friday 15.00-18.00, on the day from 10.00)

Entries: online (up to 9 August 2015) or by post (up to 8 August 2015); late entries on the day

Entry fees (5km): € 6/8/11 (up to 12 July/9 August/15 August 2015)

Entry fees (10km): € 10/12/15 (up to 12 July/9 August/15 August 2015)

Entry fees (10mi): € 14/16/19 (up to 12 July/9 August/15 August 2015)

Timekeeping: CHIPZEIT-Schuhchip (included in the entry fees)

You get: drinks on the course and at the finish, supervised bag storage, child care

Showers and changing facilities: Schulzentrum Beethovenstraße

Prizes (5km): to the first 3 M/F

Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F, to the first 3 in each category and to the first 3 teams

Prizes (10mi): to the first 10 men and 8 women and to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: after each race

Number of finishers 2014: 132 (children's races), 483 (5km run), 61 (5km walk), 490 (10km), 313 (10 miles)

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