Olbersdorf (Germany), Sunday 24 April 2016
The Zittauer Gebirgslauf is held in the Zittauer Gebirge (Zittau Mountains).
Located in the tri-border area of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland, the Zittauer Gebirge is a small mountain range that is very popular with visitors for its fairy-tale rock formations, picturesque villages and dense forests.
The event offers a weekend of sports for runners, hikers, nordic walkers, inline skaters and mountain bikers.
Runners can choose between four races—4km, 7.5km, 17km and 35km long.
Starting and finishing at an elevation of approximately 300 metres in the village of Olbersdorf near the town of Zittau, all routes are very hilly—mostly on trails or gravel roads. The highest point on the 35km course is at an elevation of about 700 metres.
Around 1,300 runners took part in last year's Zittauer Gebirgslauf. Overall, the event recorded more than 5,000 participants.
Many visitors travel by narrow gauge train into the Zittau Mountains.
Venue (Map): Olbersdorf (4km from Zittau, 98km from Dresden, 135km from Prague, 205km from Wroclaw, 250km from Berlin)
Date: 24 April 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 600m (children 3-7 years), 4km, 7.5km, 17km, 35km
Start time: 9.15 (35km), 10.15 (17km), 10.25 (7.5km), 10.30 (4km), 10.35 (600m)
Start and finish: Sportzentrum Olbersdorf
Race centre: Sportzentrum Olbersdorf (Friday 15.00-18.00, Saturday 12.00-18.00, on the day from 7.00)
Entries: online or by post (up to 17 April 2016) with payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (600m): € 1
Entry fees (4km): € 2/4/6 (up to 31 January/17 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (7.5km): € 5/8/10 (up to 31 January/17 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (17km): € 9/15/18 (up to 31 January/17 April/24 April 2016)
Entry fees (35km): € 13/18/25 (up to 31 January/17 April/24 April 2016)
You get: chip timing, finisher medal, massage service; participants can buy a technical T-shirt for € 7.95; free accommodation option in a sports hall before the race (on reservation; € 2; bring your own mat and sleeping bag)
Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes
Prizes: to the first 6 men and 6 women in each race
Award ceremony: 12.00 (4km), 12.30 (7.5km), 13.00 (17km), 13.30 (35km)
Number of finishers 2015: 272 (4km), 493 (7.5km), 418 (17km), 114 (35km)
Event website (in German): www.zittauer-gebirgslauf.de
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.