Lengenfeld (Germany), Saturday 8 April 2017
Germany's third-oldest marathon, the Göltzschtal-Marathon, takes runners out and back along the Göltzsch, a 40km-long river that has carved a lovely valley through the rolling hills of the Vogtland region in the state of Sachsen in eastern Germany.
There's a number of race distances for runners to choose from: a 2k for children, a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon and a marathon. The full marathon is two laps of the half marathon course. The 10k and the half marathon are also open to nordic walkers.
Starting on the athletics track of the small town of Lengenfeld, the route follows a disused railway track that has been converted into a cycleway, the Göltzschtal-Radweg:
The race is run on mixed terrain — half on asphalt and half on gravel. The route is AIMS-certified and gently undulating. The first half of the course is a bit downhill.
The turnaround point is in Mylau, about two kilometres from the Göltzschtalbrücke (Göltzsch Viaduct), the world's largest brick-built bridge:
Venue (Map): Lengenfeld (Zwickau 22km, Chemnitz 57km, Karlovy Vary 71km, Leipzig 105km)
Date: 8 April 2017 (Saturday)
Race distance (runners): 2km (children 12 years and under), 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km
Race distance (nordic walkers): 10km, 21.1km
Start time: 9.15 (2km), 10.00 (42km), 10.15 (5km), 11.00 (10km, 21km)
Time limit (42km): 5 hours 30 minutes
Start and finish: Stadion des VfB Lengenfeld 1908, Waldkirchner Weg 13, 08485 Lengenfeld
Race centre: Sportlerheim Lengenfeld, Waldkirchner Weg 13 (on the day from 8.00)
Entries: online (up to 3 April 2017); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for young athletes
Entry fees (5km, 10km): € 10 (up to 3 April 2017), € 15 (up to 8 April 2017)
Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 3 April 2017), € 20 (up to 8 April 2017)
Entry fees (42km): € 30 (up to 3 April 2017), € 35 (up to 8 April 2017)
Entry fees (10km nordic walking): € 3
Entry fees (21km nordic walking): € 5
Timekeeping: BAER-SERVICE (included in the entry fees)
You get: finisher medal (21km, 42km), certificate (nordic walking), refreshments
Prizes: to the first M/F (21km, 42km), to the first 3 in each age group
Number of finishers 2016: 107 (5km), 192 (10km), 202 (21km), 49 (42km), 39 (nordic walking)
Event website: www.goeltzschtalmarathon.de
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