Chemnitz (Germany), Sunday 17 April 2016

Pedalos (Tretboote) on the Schlossteich in Chemnitz, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Held in the sports-mad city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, the Küchwaldlauf offers a multi-terrain 10km race, a 1.3km run, and a 400m run for children.

The event takes place in the wooded Küchwald park, a popular recreational area which is home to a narrow-gauge railway, a ‘Kosmonautenzentrum’ and a botanic garden. The park is situated in the very green Schlosschemnitz district in the northern part of the city, near the Schlossteich lake and the Schlosskirche (pictured).

The route is rather unusual. Starting and finishing on the 400-metre speed skating rink of the Eissportzentrum, competitors run three laps on the oval, followed by a challenging 3.6km loop through the park, another loop on the ice rink and a second loop in the park. Overall, the route features about 80m of ascent and 80m of descent.

In 2015, the 10k race had an all-time high of 312 finishers. The winners were Philipp Heisch of Germany (34:38) and Ana Rodriguez Perez of Spain (40:17).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Chemnitz (77km from Dresden, 84km from Leipzig, 167km from Prague, 260km from Berlin)

Date: 17 April 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 400m (children), 1.3km, 10km

Start time: 9.30 (400m), 9.35 (1.3km), 10.00 (10km)

Start/finish area: Eissportzentrum, Wittgensdorfer Straße 2a, Chemnitz

Race centre: in the Eissportzentrum (on the day from 8.00)

Entries: advance entries online (up to 14 April 2016) or by post (up to 12 April 2016); payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day (up to 9.00)

Entry fees (10km): € 7 (advance entries); € 9 (late entries on the day)

You get: certificate (online)

Changing facilities: yes

Prizes: certificates to the first three finishers in each age group

Award ceremony: ca. 45 minutes after the race

Number of finishers 2015: 312 (10km)

Event website:


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