Kiel (Germany), Saturday 28 February 2015

Kieler Innenhafen, Kiel, Germany (Photo: (WT-en) Bensamgold at English Wikivoyage / Public Domain / modified by Run International EU))


Held every year in February in the Baltic Sea port of Kiel in northern Germany, this winter marathon running event draws a crowd of more than 1,500 hardy runners, mostly from Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

The event offers three races — a 10k, a half marathon, and a marathon.

Starting and finishing at the Cruise Terminal Ostseekai in the city centre, the half marathon is two laps and the marathon is four laps of a certified and very flat out-and-back course along the Kieler Förde (Kiel Fjord).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kiel (Hamburg 97km, Berlin 355km, Copenhagen 403km)

Date: 28 February 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km; 21.1km; 42.2km

Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.20 (42km); 11.15 (21.1km)

Start/finish area: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai

Race centre: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai, Ostseekai 1, 24103 Kiel (Friday 16.00-19.30; on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online or by post; entries close 18 Feb 2015 or when the race limit has been reached (10km: 800 runners and 100 walkers; 21km: 800 runners; 42km: 350 runners); no entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 31 Dec 2014), € 15 (up to 18 Feb 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 16 (up to 31 Dec 2014), € 19 (up to 18 Feb 2015)

Entry fees (42km): € 25 (up to 31 Dec 2014), € 28 (up to 18 Feb 2015)

Timekeeping: easyChip transponder timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: finisher medal; pasta, soup, cakes and drinks after the race; massage service; free parking

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: 12.00 (10km), 14.00 (21km), 15.00 (42km)

Number of finishers 2013: 686 (10km run), 29 (10km walk), 602 (21km), 233 (42km)

Event website (in German):


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