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Oberammergau - Saturday

  • Hotel Maximilian Ettaler Str. 5 Oberammergau Germany (map)

This morning features the König Ludwig Lauf skate marathon.

The hotel offers an early pre-race breakfast this morning beginning at 6:30 am.

There is a shuttle that departs from close to the hotel at 7:30 am. Check with the hotel or race organizers at bib-pickup to confirm the location. The shuttle will run from 7:30 am until about 8:45 am each day, at 10 to 15 minute intervals. It takes about 10 minutes to travel from Oberammergau to the start in Ettal.

The 21 km freestyle race starts at 9:00 am. The 50 km freestyle race starts at 10:00 am. The race will have clothing bags for you to drop off any warm-up clothes you do not wish to carry with you during the race.

Once the race starts, enjoy the 21 or 50km tour of the German countryside. The race starts by skiing past the iconic monastery in Ettal, then continues through fields and woods on a relatively flat course. There are several aid stations along the way.

At the race finish, you will be able to pick up your clothes and enjoy some of the post-race snacks the race provides — including free beer! The race is in Germany after all. The award ceremony for the 21km race begins at 11:30 am. The award ceremony for the 50km race begins at 1:00 pm.

Stroll back to your hotel after the race and enjoy relaxing in their wellness area or just kicking your feet up.

If you are racing tomorrow’s classic race, please drop your skis off at the reception before 6:00 pm. Kay will pick up your skis from the hotel and drop them off once they are finished. You should have them by the time you wake up on Sunday.

Dinner is included again this evening at the hotel.

Today’s weather forecast:

Earlier Event: February 1
Oberammergau - Friday
Later Event: February 3
Oberammergau - Sunday