31st ‘Five Lakes Run’ 2015
Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 4 July 2015
Held in the beautiful Mecklenburg Lake District, a region of hundreds of lakes in north-eastern Germany, the Fünf Seen Lauf attracts more than 3000 participants.
Runners can choose between three routes, approximately 10km, 15km and 30km long. The event also offers a 12.5km race for walkers and nordic walkers, and a 30km route for hikers.
All races begin and end in the city of Schwerin, capital of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Schwerin is well worth a visit for its pretty Altstadt, its magnificent castle (pictured), and its location. The city is surrounded by lakes in all directions, and the Baltic Sea is also just about 30 kilometres away.
Participants run across the Schlossinsel ("Castle Island"), through woods and parkland, and along the shores of five lakes. The route is on mixed terrain and mostly flat, with only one hill shortly before the finish.
Venue (Map): Schwerin (80km from Rostock, 112km from Hamburg, 212km from Berlin)
Date: 4 July 2015 (Saturday)
Race distance: ca. 10km (10.7km); ca. 15km (15.4km); ca. 30km (29.6km); 12.5km walking/nordic walking; 30km walking without timekeeping
Start time: 8.00 (30km walking); 10.00 (10km); 10.10 (30km); 10.25 (15km); 11.00 (12.5km walking/nordic walking)
Start (10km, 15km, 30km): Bertha-Klingberg-Platz, Schwerin
Start (12.5km): Neumühler Weg, Schwerin (ca. 5km from Bertha-Klingberg-Platz)
Finish: Neumühler Weg, Schwerin
Race centre: Festzelt, Neumühler Weg (3 July 2015, 15.00-20.30); on the day in the start area
Entries: online or by post; late entries on 3 July 2015 if the race limit has not been reached; no entries on the day!
Entry fees (10km): € 16 (up to 14 June 2015), € 21 (up to 3 July 2015)
Entry fees (15km): € 19 (up to 14 June 2015), € 24 (up to 3 July 2015)
Entry fees (30km): € 23 (up to 14 June 2015), € 28 (up to 3 July 2015)
Entry fees (12.5km walking): € 13 (up to 14 June 2015), € 18 (up to 3 July 2015)
Entry fees (30km walking): € 16 (up to 14 June 2015), € 21 (up to 3 July 2015)
You get: free use of public transport in Schwerin (on the day 8.00-10.00; your bib is your ticket); transport of personal clothing to the finish; up to eight aid stations along the course; certificate
Prizes: to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: in the sports hall near the finish
Number of finishers 2014: 3292
Event website (in German): www.fuenf-seen-lauf.de
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