Info: New entries for this event closed on Tuesday 15th September 2020.
Our story begins near Edersee dam which was partially destroyed by a “bouncing bomb” in WW2. Starting in darkness, you will swim North towards Castle Waldeck atop a forrested hill towering above the lake.
The 200km bike course takes in numerous relatively small climbs with some steep sections which all add up to well over 2000m of ascent. It passes Rapunsel’s tower (above) and Sleeping Beauty/ Briar Rose’s castle as well as crossing what used to be the iron curtain that separated East and West Germany.
Athletes who wish to live happily ever after must again cross the iron curtain on foot, completing just over a marathon, the vast majority of which is offroad. The route brings the total elevation gain to 4000m, finishing above the tree line at the top of the Brocken mountain. In the latter stages you might race the steam train to the top, huffing and puffing. If lucky, and fast enough, the views can stretch over 200km.
Location: Randstraße 7, 34549 Edertal, Germany