Schwarzenberg (Germany), Sunday 21 August 2016

Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


With 133 finishers last year, the Schwarzenberger Edelweißlauf is still a rather small running event, but it's definitively an event worth to take note of.

Held in Schwarzenberg, a beautiful old mining town in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in Germany's state of Sachsen (Saxony), the Edelweißlauf offers races for all ages and abilities — a 500m run for the kids, a 2.5k, a 5k, a 10k and a 5k for walkers and nordic walkers.

The route is a very scenic (yet hilly and thus challenging) 2.5-kilometre-long loop. Each lap features approximately 50 metres of ascent.

Starting on Markt, the small cobbled main square in the picturesque Altstadt (Old Town), the race takes the runners around the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and along the River Schwarzwasser.

The event takes place on the final day of the Altstadt- und Edelweißfest, ...


Schwarzenberger Edelweißfest, Schwarzenberg, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


... a three-day street festival that celebrates the Schwarzenberger Edelweiß which has grown in the town since it was unintentionally imported from Spain in the 19th century:


Schwarzenberger Edelweiß, Schlossberg, Schwarzenberg, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schwarzenberg (Chemnitz 46km, Karlovy Vary 48km, Dresden 119km, Leipzig 120km)

Date: 21 August 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.30: 5km walking and nordic walking
  • 9.45: 500m children's race
  • 10.00: 2.5km, 5km, 10km

Start and finish: Markt

Race centre: at the Stadtinformation, Oberes Tor 5 (near the start/finish area)

Entries: online (up to 19 August 2016, 20.00); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (15 years and under): no entry fees (up to 19 Aug 2016), € 3 (on 21 Aug 2016)

Entry fees (16 years and over): € 7 (up to 19 Aug 2016), € 10 (on 21 Aug 2016)

Entry fees (walking, nordic walking): € 2.50 (up to 19 Aug 2016), € 5.50 (on 21 Aug 2016)

You get: finisher medal and certificate

Changing facilities: Gymnasium Schwarzenberg Haus 1, Bermsgrüner Straße 2

Prizes (5km): product prizes to the first 6 M/F in each age group

Prizes (10km): product prizes to the first 3 M/F in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 22 (500m), 19 (2.5km), 39 (5km run), 2 (5km walk), 51 (10km)

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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.