Weimar (Germany), Saturday 8 October 2016

Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Goethe and Schiller in Weimar


Held in Weimar, a city of about 64,000 people in the state of Thüringen (Thuringia) in central Germany, the Weimarer Stadtlauf attracts well over 2,000 runners every year.

Dubbed the Stadt der deutschen Klassik, Weimar boasts an immense cultural heritage. Many literary and artistic geniuses like Goethe, Schiller, Cranach, Bach and Liszt worked there, and in 1919 the famous Bauhaus art school was founded in Weimar.

The Stadtlauf offers a 10km race (two laps), a half marathon (four laps) and a number of shorter children's races.

Starting on Goetheplatz in the city centre, participants run on mixed terrain (asphalt, cobbles and gravel) through Weimar's very pretty historic centre and through an English-style park where they pass Goethes Gartenhaus (pictured below).

The route is gently undulating.

Thousands of spectators line the course every year as the Stadtlauf forms part of the annual Zwiebelmarkt (Onion Market) which has been held for more than 360 years and which draws approximately 300,000 visitors over three days.


Goethes Gartenhaus in Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Runners will pass Goethes Gartenhaus in the Park an der Ilm.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Weimar (108km from Leipzig, 270km from Berlin, 274km from Frankfurt, 294km from Prague)

Date: 8 October 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.30:   400m-2km (children's races)
  • 13.00:  21km
  • 13.10:  10km

Start/finish area: Goetheplatz

Race centre: "congress centrum neue weimarhalle", UNESCO-Platz 1

Entries: online (up to 6 October 2016) or by post (up to 5 October 2016); late entries on the day if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry limit (10km): 2000 entries + 50 entries on the day

Entry limit (21km): 350 entries + 20 entries on the day

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

Entry fees (10km, 21km): € 17 (advance entries), € 22 (entries on the day)

Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt, refreshments on the course and at the finish, Bratwurst and drinks after the race, free entry to the public swimming pool after the race, free parking

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each age group

Changing facilities: Wimaria-Stadion

Number of finishers 2015: 423 (children's races), 1663 (10km), 239 (21km)

Event website (in German): weimarer-stadtlauf.de


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