Friday 4 November 2022
The Fackellauf (‘Torch Run’), or Bieg przy Pochodniach in Polish, is a cross-border running event held annually in the historic city of Görlitz-Zgorzelec.
It attracts approximately 300 to 400 runners from both sides of the Lausitzer Neiße river (Polish: Nysa Łużycka) which cuts the city in two—Görlitz in Germany and Zgorzelec in Poland.
Two race distances are available:
- ca. 3.9km (one lap)
- ca. 7.8km (two laps)
Starting at the Altstadtbrücke (Most Staromiejski), a footbridge that connects the two parts of the city, participants run along the Polish and the German bank of the river, crossing two torch-lit bridges.
The event will be held on the athletics track of the Stadion der Freundschaft (‘Stadium of Friendship’) in the southern part of Görlitz.
Map of the venue:
16. Fackellauf "Heinz Anders":
- 18 March 2022 (Friday)
- New date: 4 November 2022 (Friday)
Start time and race distance:
- 19.00: 2km
- 19.30: 8km
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