Werdau (Germany), Sunday 23 April 2017

Seerosen - water lilies - Nymphaea (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Werdauer Waldlauf (Werdau Forest Run) is held in the Werdauer Wald, a popular recreational area for people from the town of Werdau in Germany's state of Sachsen (Saxony).

Three challenging routes are available for runners (10km, half marathon, marathon) as well as an 11km route for walkers and hikers.

The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the marathon and half marathon course is approximately 120 metres.

Starting at the Sportschule Werdau, a multi-purpose sports complex that also offers accommodation, the races are run half on gravel roads and half on asphalt.

The full marathon begins with a 10.3km run to the Gaststätte Weidmannsruh, a restaurant and beer garden in the heart of the Werdauer Wald, followed by two laps (ca. 10.45km each) through the forest. Then, it's 11km back to the finish line on the athletics track of the Sportschule.

The route passes many lovely spots, for instance the Seerosenteich (water lily pond), the Elferteich bathing lake and the Drei Lärchen (three larches).

The time limit to finish the marathon is six hours.


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Race information: 39. Werdauer Waldlauf 2017

Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Werdau (Zwickau 12km, Chemnitz 48km, Leipzig 84km, Dresden 126km)

Date: 23 April 2017 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.00: 21.1km and 42.2km run
  • 9.10: 11km walking/hiking
  • 9.20: 10km run

Start: An den Teichen (ca. 400m from the Sportschule Werdau)

Finish: Sportplatz (athletics track), Sportschule Werdau

Race centre: Sportschule Werdau

Entries (10km, 21km, 42km): online (up to 19 April 2017); late entries on Saturday 22 April 2017 (16.00-18.00) and on the day (7.00-8.30)

Entries (11km walking): by post or e-mail; payment in cash on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 7/10/13 (up to 1 March/19 April/23 April 2017)

Entry fees (21km): € 12/15/18 (up to 1 March/19 April/23 April 2017)

Entry fees (42km): € 17/20/23 (up to 1 March/19 April/23 April 2017)

Entry fees (11km walking): € 4

You get: chip timing (10km, 21km, 42km), certificate, finisher towel

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (10km, 21km, 42km): to the first 4 in each age group

Award ceremony: 11.00 (10km), 12.00 (21km), 13.30 (42km)

Number of finishers 2016: 136 (10km), 127 (21km), 37 (42km); 41 (11km walking)

Event website: Werdauer Waldlauf


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