Saturday 17 June 2023
Held at the ten-kilometre-long Tollensesee, the eighth-largest of more than 1,000 lakes in the Mecklenburg Lake District in northern Germany, the Tollenseseelauf offers the following races:
- 400m/800m Kinderläufe (kids' races)
- 2km (fun run)
- 13km Walking, Nordic Walking
- 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
- 42.2km Marathon
- 42.2km Staffelmarathon (relay races for teams of two or four runners)
The self-proclaimed "Der Härteste im Norden" ("The hardest in the north") features a very challenging course indeed.
Although there are no significant hills in the region the course is far from flat. Marathon runners face over 450 metres of ascent (and the same of descent).
The race is run on all sorts of terrain (asphalt, cobbles, concrete, dirt roads, forest trails, ...).
But it's worth all the effort as it's a scenic run through lovely rolling countryside.
The marathon route is one loop around the lake, starting and finishing in the Kulturpark in Neubrandenburg, an old town of about 63,000 people, situated approximately 140 kilometres north of Berlin.
The shorter races are point-to-point courses.
Map of the venue:
- 17 June 2023 (Saturday)
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