Sellin Pier Run
This sports event shines the spotlight on Sellin Pier, which is 394 metres long. The “Seebrückenlauf” (Pier Run) is a traditional event that has been taking place in the Baltic resort of Sellin on a regular basis since 2001. “The Seebrückenlauf is a unique event both on Rügen and throughout Europe and has become increasingly popular over the years”, explains Olaf Zunk, the organiser of the event. The races, covering distances of 4000 metres and 1360 metres, as well as an 800-metre run for children, lead runners along the “Wilhelmstrasse” street, the cliff and the pier itself. The pier is closed off for the event so that the runners have plenty of space and no obstacles in their way. The number of participants in this fun leisure event has to be limited in order to ensure that there is enough room for all runners on the wooden planks above the Baltic Sea. The ‘gold course’ leads runners along Wilhelmstraße, the cliff and the pier, right up to the submerged gondola, in a total of three laps. The current record for the 4000-metre course is 13:06 minutes. In the Sellin Pier Run, it’s the taking part that counts. Nevertheless, the applause of spectators and plenty of prize money and other prizes also attract runners from the island of Rügen and all over Germany to take part. Anyone who is fit enough is welcome to participate and can even still sign up on the day of the event. Other attractions such as an inflatable boxing ring, a bouncy castle, a wheel of fortune and a variety of food and drink stands all help to create a happy summer setting on Sellin’s Baltic Sea beach. To top it off, the big tug-of-war is the ideal activity for slightly less sporty visitors!