Mountain run leads to Nanstein Castle

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Each year, participants of the Landstuhl Mountain Run run through the forest uphill to Nanstein Castle in Landstuhl. This year’s run is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. March 18.

The running club LLG Landstuhl will sponsor its 20th Nanstein Mountain Run at 3 p.m. March 18. It is the second run to obtain the Palatinate Mountain Run Trophy.

The run will begin near Sickingensporthalle, gym next to public swimming pool, at Kaiserstrasse 128 in Landstuhl and go across forest trails up to Nanstein Castle.

The trail is 7.1 kilometers long with a height difference of 350 meters.

“Last year more than 300 runners participated,” said Alexander Barsteiner, LLG public affairs chief. “Female winner, Melanie Noll, male winner, Jonas Lehman, both won the Palatinate Mountain Run Trophy.”

The first three winners of each age group will receive certificates and prizes. The awarding ceremony will be at 5 p.m.

Starting fee is €7 for adults and €3 for students.

The locker rooms for men is in Sickingensporthalle and the one for women is in IGS-Schulsporthalle, Konrad-Adenauer Strasse.

“If desired, we can arrange the transportation of clothes and sports bag to the finishing point,” Barsteiner said. “The return path is about 1,200 meters and posted with signs.”

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The annual Landstuhl Mountain run is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. March 18 near Sickingensporthalle at Kaiserstrasse 128 in Landstuhl. Runners must run 7.1 kilometers to Nanstein Castle.