Burghausen (Germany), Sunday 11 October 2015
The Salzach Brückenlauf ("Salzach Bridge Run") takes place on a highly scenic course at the foot of the world's longest castle complex, the 1,051-metre-long Burg zu Burghausen in Germany's state of Bavaria.
The castle sits on a rocky ridge above the historic centre of Burghausen, a town of about 18,000 inhabitants on the River Salzach, which forms the border between Germany and Austria.
The event offers a 3.2km race, an 8.8km race, a 5.5km walk, and a 404m child-and-parent fun run.
The 8.8km race consists of two laps (3.2km+5.6km).
Starting and finishing on the colourful Stadtplatz, the 3.2km loop runs through Burghausen's Old Town, across the River Salzach into Austria, along the river, and across a second bridge back to Burghausen.
The 5.6km loop takes the runners on undulating gravel paths and trails through beautiful parkland and around a lovely bathing and rowing lake (pictured below).
Last year, more than 1,000 runners and walkers took part in the Brückenlauf.
Venue (Map): Burghausen (Salzburg 54km, Munich 115km, Prague 301km, Vienna 304km)
Date: 11 October 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 404m (child-and-parent fun run without timekeeping); 3.2km ("Volkslauf"); 5.5km (walking); 8.8km ("Hauptlauf")
Start time: 9.50 (5.5km walking), 10.00 (3.2km), 10.40 (404m); 11.15 (8.8km)
Start and finish: Stadtplatz
Race centre: Stadtsaal (on the day from 8.00)
Entries: online (up to 7 Oct 2015, 12 noon) or in person in the Bürgerhaus in Burghausen (from 14 Sep 2015); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)
Entry fees (15 years and under): € 4* (up to 7 Oct 2015); € 7* (entries on the day)
* including a medal
Entry fees (16 years and over): € 15** (up to 7 Oct 2015); € 18 (entries on the day)
**including a technical T-shirt
You get: chip timing; fruit and drinks; free massage service; free shuttle bus service between the railway station and the start area (8.30-14.00)
Prizes (3.2km): certificates to the first 3 in each category
Prizes (8.8km): trophies to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 M/F teams (3 male or 3 female runners); certificates to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2014: 365 (3.2km), 561 (8.8km)
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.