Saturday 3 October 2020

The Fichtelberg as seen from Oberwiesenthal, Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), Germany - Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Fichtelberglauf is a mountain running event in the Ore Mountains (German: Erzgebirge; Czech: Krušné hory) which stretch along the border between Germany and Czechia.

The route is 9.1 kilometres long and includes about 550 metres of ascent.

Starting in Neudorf (714m), a village in the municipality of Sehmatal in the state of Sachsen (Saxony), the route runs through spruce forests to the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal (914m) and then up to the summit plateau of the Fichtelberg (1,215m), the highest mountain in the German part of the Ore Mountains.

Approximately one third of the course is on asphalt and two thirds on gravel or trails.

The race has been held every single year since 1987.

 

Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg, Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Oberwiesenthal and the Fichtelberg

 

Map of the venue (start area):

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019: 219
  • 2018: 225
  • 2017: 240
  • 2016: 220
  • 2015: 298
  • 2014: 244

 

34. Fichtelberglauf:

Date:

  • Saturday 3 October 2020 (Tag der Deutschen Einheit: national day, public holiday in Germany)

Event website:

 

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