Eisenach (Germany), Sunday 25 September 2016

Wartburg, Eisenach, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Annemarie Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Wartburg, one of Germany's most prominent castles, provides the backdrop for the Wartburglauf, a challenging 12km-long trail race that is held annually on the edge of the town of Eisenach in the state of Thüringen (Thuringia) in Central Germany.

Starting and finishing at the Wandelhalle, a historic spa building which is situated in a landscaped park near the castle, the race takes the runners on forest trails up and down the foothills of the Thüringer Wald (Thuringian Forest) mountain range.

The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is about 170m.

In addition to the 12km run, the event offers a 12km nordic walking race, a 6.1km run, a 1.8km fun run and two children's races.

The Wartburg plays an outstanding role in German history as Martin Luther was hidden in the castle for ten months in 1521-1522. During his stay, he translated the New Testament from Greek into German, paving the way for modern written German.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Eisenach (Frankfurt 193km, Leipzig 198km, Nuremberg 232km, Berlin 362km)

Date: 25 September 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00: 12km nordic walking
  • 11.00:  6.1km run, 12km run
  • 11.05:  1.8km fun run without timekeeping
  • 11.10-11.20: 250m-500m children's races without timekeeping

Start and finish: at the Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

Race centre: Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach (on the day from 9.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 21 September 2016); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for minors

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

Entry fees (1.8km fun run): € 2 (entries up to 21 Sep 2016), € 4 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (6.1km run): € 7 (entries up to 21 Sep 2016), € 9 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (12km run): € 10 (entries up to 21 Sep 2016), € 12 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (12km nordic walking): € 7 (entries up to 21 Sep 2016), € 9 (entries on the day)

Timekeeping: Laufservice Jena: single-use chip (included in the entry fees)

Showers and changing facilities: Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium, Wartburgallee 60 (9.30-14.00)

Prizes (6.1km run, 12km nordic walking): certificates to the first 3 men and women

Prizes (12km run): vouchers to the first 3 men and women; certificates to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at 13.15

Number of finishers 2015: 68 (6.2km run), 118 (12.5km run), 5 (12.5km nordic walking)

Event website:

Wartburglauf - Event website: www.sv-wartburgstadt.de


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