Easter egg, painted by Zdravko Lukan, Slovenia (Photo: Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)Paderborn (Germany), Saturday 26 March 2016

Held every year on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, the Paderborner Osterlauf (‘Paderborn Easter Run’) is Germany's oldest road running event.

With more than 7,600 finishers in three races (5k, 10k, half marathon), and many elite runners at the front of the field, it is also one of the most prestigious spring running events in the country.

The Osterlauf also offers children's races, a 5k for walkers and nordic walkers, a 10k for handcyclists, and a half marathon for inline skaters.

Participants in the half marathon run two laps of an IAAF/AIMS-certified course through the northern part of Paderborn, an old university city of about 145,000 people in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In 2015, the half marathon winners were Kenya's Abraham Yano (1hr 1min 4sec) and Maryanne Wangari Wanjiru (1hr 11min 10sec). The time limit to complete the course is 2hr 45min.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Paderborn (Bielefeld 47km, Dortmund 102km, Hannover 116km, Cologne 181km)

Date: 26 March 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 1.2km-1.5km (children's races); 5km (run/walk); 10km (run/handcycling); 21.1km (run/inline skating)

Start time: 11.00 (1.2km); 11.05 (5km run); 11.20 (5km walk); 12.15 (1.5km); 12.25 (10km handbike race); 12.50 (10km run); 14.00 (21km inline skating); 15.00 (21km run)

Start and finish: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz

Race centre: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz (Friday 10.00-13.00 and 17.00-19.00; on the day from 9.30)

Entries: by post (up to 18 March 2016) or online (up to 21 March 2016); late entries on the day (up to 12.00 noon); entry limit (10km run): 4,400 runners

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

Entry fees (5km run/walk): € 10/15/20 (up to 14 February/21 March/26 March 2016)

Entry fees (10km run): € 16/20/25 (up to 14 February/21 March/26 March 2016)

Entry fees (21km run): € 22/28/33 (up to 14 February/21 March/26 March 2016)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 5), or buy a chip (€ 30)

You get: pasta party (on Friday; € 6), finisher medal, certificate, massage service; free park-and-ride service

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2015 (runners): 2247 (5km), 3691 (10km), 1705 (21km)

Event website:

Paderborner Osterlauf - Event website: www.paderborner-osterlauf.de



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