Eisenach (Germany), Sunday 27 September 2015

Wartburg, Eisenach, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Annemarie Böttger / Run International EU)


The Wartburg, one of Germany's most prominent castles, provides the backdrop for the Wartburglauf, a challenging 12.5km-long trail race, held annually on the edge of the town of Eisenach in the state of Thüringen (Thuringia) in Central Germany.

The event also offers children's races, a 1.8km fun run and a 6.2km run.

Starting and finishing at the Wandelhalle, a historic spa building which is situated in a landscaped park near the castle, the race is run mostly on forest trails. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is about 160m.

The Wartburg plays an outstanding role in German history as Martin Luther was hidden in the castle for ten months in 1521-1522. During his stay, he translated the New Testament from Greek into German, paving the way for modern written German.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Eisenach (Frankfurt 193km, Leipzig 198km, Nuremberg 232km, Berlin 362km)

Date: 27 September 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 250m/500m (kids run without timekeeping), 1.8km (fun run without timekeeping), 6.2km, 12.5km

Start time: 10.00 (12.5km nordic walking), 11.00 (6.2km, 12.5km run); 11.05 (1.8km); 11.10-11.20 (children)

Start and finish: at the Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

Race centre: Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

Route: course map, elevation profile

Entries: online or by post (up to 17 Sep 2015), payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (from 8.30)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Entry fees (1.8km fun run): € 2 (€ 1 for runners aged 18 years and under)

Entry fees (6.2km run, 12.5km nordic walking): € 7

Entry fees (12.5km run): € 10 (€ 5 for runners aged 18 years and under)

Timekeeping: SPORTident pCard — included in the entry fees

Prizes (6.2km run, 12.5km nordic walking): certificates to the first 3 M/F

Prizes (12.5km run): sports shop vouchers to the first 3 M/F; certificates to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium, Wartburgallee 60 (9.30-14.00)

Number of finishers 2014: 36 (6.2km), 128 (12.5km run), 13 (12.5km nordic walking)

Event website:

Wartburglauf - Event website: www.sv-wartburgstadt.de


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