Görlitz-Zgorzelec (Germany-Poland), Friday 4 November 2016

Görlitz as seen from Zgorzelec (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Fackellauf ("Torch Run"), or Bieg przy Pochodniach in Polish, attracts more than 300 runners from both sides of the River Neiße which cuts the historic city of Görlitz-Zgorzelec in two — Görlitz in Germany and Zgorzelec in Poland.

Two race distances are available: 4km (one lap) and 8km (two laps).

Starting at 6.30pm at the Altstadtbrücke (Most Staromiejski) footbridge in the city centre (pictured), participants run through both the German and the Polish part of the city, crossing two torch-lit bridges.


Country: Germany and Poland

Venue (Map): Görlitz-Zgorzelec (112km from Dresden, 166km from Wroclaw, 169km from Prague, 223km from Berlin)

Date: 4 November 2016 (Friday)

Race distance: ca. 4km, ca. 8km

Start time: 18.30

Start/finish area: Altstadtbrücke (Most Staromiejski)

Race centre: in the start area (16.45-17.45)

Entries: online (up to 1 November 2016), payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day (16.45-17.45)

Entry fees: € 5

You get: chip timing, certificate, entry into the post-race prize drawing

Prizes: product prizes to the first 3 men and 3 women in each race

Number of finishers 2015: 174 (4km), 145 (8km)

Event website (in German and Polish): www.europamarathon.de


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