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Important information for the runners

We are happy that you are participating in the “Sudstroum escher kulturlaf”.

In order to be well informed before the run and to ensure a smooth flow of the event, please read carefully the following information.

The central point of the “Sudstroum escher kulturlaf” is located near the Building 4 on the grounds of Arbed Esch-Schifflange in Esch-sur-Alzette. This is the location of the finish line of the run, the award ceremony and the “Nuit de la culture”.

The distribution of the start numbers and the runner’s bags is at the Building 4 / 5 on the grounds of Arbed Esch-Schifflange in Esch-sur-Alzette.

The start of the “Sudstroum escher kulturlaf” is in the city center at the town hall square.

Getting on the site

Getting on the site is particularly easy by bus, by bike and on foot.

By car: different parking spaces are available for the runners, their companions and the spectators:

  • Parking place de la Résistance
  • Parking place de l’hôtel de ville
  • Parking Hiehl
  • Parking Belval-Gare
  • Parking Belval Plaza I et II
  • Parking de l’Université

Please note: the city center is not easily accessible. It is best to use the parking Hiehl or Belval-Gare and to use the public transport to the starting point.

Please allow enough time to arrive. A start under stress can prevent you from performing the run as you intended to do.


When you pick up your starting number, you get a bag labelled with a number, in which you put your belongings before the start. Please allow enough time to hand over your bag. The use of the “Sudstroum escher kulturlaf” bag is mandatory; we do not accept any other bags.


Timekeeping is done with a chip integrated in the starting number.


The start of the half-marathon and the 10 miles is at 5.45 pm. The start of the 10 kilometer is at 6 pm. Each rider will be timed individually.

The “Mini-kulturlaf” (1000 metres) starts at 4.45 pm.

Pick-up of the starting numbers

Friday, September 2nd, from 4pm to 8pm & Saturday, September 3rd, from 11 am to 5 pm

Building 4 / Building 5
66, rue de Luxembourg
L-4149 Esch-sur-Alzette

Cultural route

The route of the “Sudstroum escher kuturlaf” not only passes along different cultural sites in the city. Musicians and music groups also play on stages and in natural sites along the route before, during and after the passage of the runners.

Catering during the run

The first runners (10 kilometres) cross the finish line after about 30 minutes. Considering the relatively short effort, there is no need for a big catering. For the slower runners and the amateur runners, though, a regular intake in liquids and energy is important. For that reason, we provide 2 catering stations along the route of the 10 kilometres run, 3 catering station at the 10 miles and 4 catering stations at the half-marathon. Likewise, a catering station is provided at the finish line.

Award ceremony & “After Kulturlaf Party”

The award ceremony will take place near Bâtiment4 on the grounds of Arbed Esch-Schifflange in Esch-sur-Alzette. This year, the “After Kulturlaf Party” merges with the “Nuit de la culture”. All information about the program can be found at:


The results will be available on our website the day after the race.

Changing rooms & showers

Changing rooms and showers (men’s and women’s areas) are available for runners at the stadium Emile Mayrisch. After the race, a bus will shuttle between the finish area and the stadium Emile Mayrisch (distance: about 1 kilometre).