Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee
The Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee) has organised Alternative Eleven City Races since the 1970's in different countries.
The Alternative 11-City Race has been a Dutch tradition since 1974. The original version in Friesland goes back many centuries. It is an ice skating race over 200 kilometres, through 11 towns linked by canals, rivers and lakes. As the Dutch waters don't freeze over so easily, the Dutch started looking for alternatives in other countries.
In 1974 a race over 200 kilometres was held in Lillehammer, Norway. In 1976 the race was held in Lahti, Finland. The race stayed in Finland for a couple of years and was held on different lakes. In 1983, '84, and '85 the Marathon over 200 kilometres was held in the USA and Canada . In 1985 and '86 it was held in Poland.
Since 1989 the 'Alternatieve Elfstedentocht Weissensee' (Alternative Eleven City Races Weissensee) organizes the race on a beautiful, 12 kilometres long mountain lake in Austria in the wonderful village of Weissensee. There are three versions of the Alternative 11-City Race: the race for professionals, the fast amateur tour, and the recreational tour. About 6,500 Dutch people and a few hundred people from other nations meet each year at Weissensee.
You can find the schedule for the events in 2014 here. For further information and registration, you can contact us during business hours at telephone number (+31) 030 753 14 32 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.