Wernigerode, Hasserode, Germany
The marathon course is a circular course in which the 1141.2 m above sea level. NHN high chunk must be conquered. Start and finish are located in the district of Wernigerode Hasserode . On the route are a total of 1150 meters of altitude to overcome.
The Brocken was during the GDR in the restricted zone and could therefore not be crossed. With the reunification of the first "real" Brocken-Marathon with 386 runners took place in 1990. Two years later, the Brocken crossing was prohibited from nature protection reasons. Since 1993 there has been a compromise with the National Park Authority, according to which a maximum of 1,000 runners must cross the Brocken plateau in the course of 42.195 kilometers long and 1,200 meters in altitude measured Marathon.
The event achieved subscriber numbers several thousand, 2001, for example 3500 and in 2004 reached a total of 3110 runners the goal of it in the marathon 695 men and 73 women. Since 1993 there has been a compromise with the National Park Authority, according to which a maximum of 1,000 runners must cross the Brocken plateau in the course of 42.195 kilometers long and 1,200 meters in altitude measured Marathon The Brocken-Marathon is a race with very special needs. About 1000 meters make this marathon one of the toughest endurance races in Germany. Only well-trained runners should risk the challenge. On top of the Brocken mountain climate prevails. With strong wind and rain jacket must be expected. In this case (17 kilometers) issued by the organizer yellow jackets for chunks Passage (then return to the bone crusher) at the iron table. In the event that unacceptable weather conditions are expected on the Brocken, the organizer reserves surgery requires one line change.
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