Eisenach (Germany), Sunday 24 September 2017

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


The Wartburg, one of Germany's most prominent castles, provides a magnificent 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 3km 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, Nürnberg 232km, Berlin 362km)

Date: 24 September 2017 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00: 12km Nordic Walking
  • 10.15: 3km Jedermannlauf (run for everybody)
  • 11.00: 6.1km Lauf (run, 10 years and over)
  • 11.00: 12km Hauptlauf (main race, 16 years and over)
  • 11.10: 250m Bambinilauf (children 6 years and under, without timekeeping)
  • 11.20: 500m Schülerlauf (children 7-8 years, without timekeeping)

Start and finish: at the Wandelhalle, Wartburgallee, Eisenach

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

Course map and elevation profile: 6km, 12km

Entries: online or by post (up to 20 September 2017); late entries on the day; reduced entry fees for minors

Entry fees (children's races):

  • no entry fees

Entry fees (3km):

  • € 2 (up to 20 September 2017)
  • € 4 (on 24 September 2017)

Entry fees (6.1km run, 12km nordic walking):

  • € 7 (up to 20 September 2017)
  • € 9 (on 24 September 2017)

Entry fees (12km run):

  • € 10 (up to 20 September 2017)
  • € 12 (on 24 September 2017)

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

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

Number of finishers 2016: 22 (1.8km), 63 (6.1km), 125 (12km run), 4 (12km nordic walking)

Event website:

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


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