Neudorf (Germany), Saturday 3 October 2015
The Fichtelberglauf takes runners up to the top of the Fichtelberg (1215m), the highest mountain in the German part of the Erzgebirge (‘Ore Mountains’), a 150km-long mountain range that stretches along the border between Germany and the Czech Republic.
The 9.1km-long uphill route features about 550m of ascent, starting in the village of Neudorf (714m) and passing the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal (914m) which sits at the foot of the Fichtelberg (pictured).
Approximately one third of the course is run on asphalt and two thirds on gravel or trails, mostly through forests.
Last year's Fichtelberglauf had 244 finishers. Lukáš Bauer, Czech cross-country skier and medal-winner at two Olympic Games, set a new course record of 35min 27sec. Julia Belger of Germany was the fastest woman in 44min 49sec.
Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg as seen from the Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Neudorf (Sehmatal) —> Karlovy Vary 41km, Chemnitz 48km, Dresden 110km, Prague 140km)
Date: 3 October 2015 (Saturday) — Tag der Deutschen Einheit (‘Day of German Unity’), public holiday in Germany
Race distance: 9.1km (+550m)
Start: at 11.00 at the Spindelfabrik factory, Vierenstraße, Neudorf (714m)
Finish: on the summit plateau of the Fichtelberg (1215m)
Race centre: Spindelfabrik (from 8.30)
Entries: online (up to 30 September 2015, 20.00); late entries on the day (up to 10.30)
Entry fees: € 7 (up to 30 September 2015), € 9 (up to 3 October 2015)
You get: bus service back to Neudorf after the race
Showers and changing facilities: Spindelfabrik, Neudorf
Award ceremony: at ca. 13.30 at the Spindelfabrik, Neudorf
Number of finishers 2014: 244
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