Saturday 6 July 2019

Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig, Germany (Photo: Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schneekopflauf is a multi-terrain running event held annually in July in the Thüringer Wald (Thuringian Forest), a 70-kilometre-long and 20-kilometre-wide mountain range in Central Germany.

The race follows a challenging 12.7-kilometre point-to-point route which includes approximately 450 metres of ascent and 200 metres of descent.

It is well worth running this race as the route offers many beautiful vistas of the countryside.

Starting in Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (pictured), a winter sports and hiking resort situated at an elevation of about 700 metres on the ridge of the range, the route takes the runners along the Rennsteig hiking trail and across the Großer Finsterberg (944m) to the finish on the summit of the Schneekopf (978m), the second-highest peak of the mountain range.



  • 6 July 2019 (Saturday)

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