Jena (Germany), Saturday 17 October 2015
Kernberge, Jena, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Over 1300 runners took part in last year's Jenaer Kernberglauf which offers two hilly multi-terrain races (15km, 27km), a 5km run, and children's races.

All routes begin and end at the Universitätssportzentrum in the southern part of Jena, a lively university city of 100,000 people (a quarter of them students) in the state of Thüringen in central Germany.

The 5km run is a loop in the Saaletal (Saale River Valley) whereas the 15km and 27km races take the runners up and down the Kernberge hills (pictured).

From the course there are fine views of the city, and the scenery is marvellous.

Runners are well advised, however, to stay focused as some of the trails are rather narrow, and the terrain can be slippery after rain.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Jena (86km from Leipzig, 175km from Dresden, 223km from Nuremberg, 258km from Berlin)

Date: 17 October 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 1km-2km (children's races); 5km, 15km, 27km

Start time: 11.00 (5km, 15km, 27km); 11.05 (children's races)

Start and finish: Universitätssportzentrum (USZ), Oberaue 1

Race centre: Universitätssportzentrum (USZ), Oberaue 1 (on the day 8.30-10.30)

Entries: online (up to 11 Oct 2015, payment by bank transfer) or in person in the 'Laufladen Jena' sports shop (up to 14 Oct 2015); late entries on the day (8.30-10.15); late entry fee: € 2 (5km), € 3 (15km, 27km); entry limit (15km): 800 runners

Entry fees (children's races): € 1

Entry fees (5km): € 5

Entry fees (15km, 27km): € 9 (up to 30 Aug 2015), € 12 (after 30 Aug 2015)

Timekeeping: Davengo easychip (included in the entry fees)

You get: snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish; certificate; supervised bag storage; entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 20

Prizes (15km, 27km): certificates and product prizes to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2014: 123 (children's races), 105 (5km), 730 (15km), 382 (27km)

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