GREEN HELL! Triathlon premiere on the Nürburgring

Nürburgring Automotive GmbH and Cologne event managers Jeschke & Friends put on a new sport highlight in the "Green Hell"

Nürburgring / Cologne, November 8, 2011. The German triathlon scene will have a new highlight in 2012. On June 24, 2012, the GREEN HELL TRIATHLON will take place in the Eifel at the tradition-­‐rich Nürburgring. In the past weeks the contract between the Nürbergring Automotive GmbH and the Cologne agency Jeschke & Friends Veranstaltungsservice was signed. That signals the start for the premiere of the triathlon in the famous "green hell" of the Nürburgring.

"The myth of the 'green hell' will attract many triathletes," said Uwe Jeschke, who has for several years along with his team at Jeschke & Friends organized the high-class event Cologne Triathlon Weekend „We are looking forward to our cooperation with the Nürburgring. We are working at full speed and will do all we can to make the premiere an unforgettable experience for everyone.“

The legendary race track in the Eifel, commonly known as the „green hell“, is expected to live up to its name. In its premiere year, the GREEN HELL Olympic (Olympic distances 1,500 meters swimming, 53 km cycling, 10km running) and the GREEN HELL 226half (middle distance 1,900 meters swimming, 95km cycling) will be held over two distances, which can also be run as relays. The cycling distances will both be longer than the „classic“ distances, due to the local conditions. The GREEN HELL 226half participants will do 3.5 laps on the „Nordschleife “, with about 500 climbing meters pro lap, while the GREEN HELL Olympic athletes will ride 1.5 laps on the Nordschleife.

The start shot for the GREEN HELL TRIATHLON will be at the Freilinger See near the Eifel town of Blankenheim. After the swimming, the athletes must take on the challenging ride to the Nürburgring. There all participants will face a speedy ride over the famous Nordschleife before the closing run on the Formula 1 high speed course, the so-­called Grand Prix course. All around the triathlon, the hosts and organizers plan a festival with pasta party, triathlon market and finisher event.

As of now the endurance athletes can inform themselves on the homepage  The registration is expected to open the middle of November. A starting place in th Olympic distance Green Hell Olympic will be available at an early-bird rate of 59 Euros until the end of November. Taking part in the middle distance Green Hell 226half will first be offered for 120 Euros.

About Jeschke & Friends Veranstaltungsservice:

Jeschke & Friends Veranstaltungsservice is one of the most famous German triathlon organizers. Owner Uwe Jeschke, together with his team, has successfully put on the Cologne Triathlong Weekend for several years. On the first weekend in September 2011, the first-­ever German Champion in the long distance was crowned at the Cologne triathlon. The World Championship in Quadrathlon distances had already been held in 2010. All in all, more than 4000 starters took part in the multi-­distance events. Further events includ the Swim & Run Cologne, which this year for the first time included the ETU Aquathlon European Championships, as well as Bike & Run Cologne.

About the Nürburgring Automotive GmbH:

The Nürburgring is one of the most traditional and legendary race courses in the world and is one of the ten most beloved national monuments in Germany. In the last few years it has developed into a free-­time and experience center, which offers countless possibilities – not just for motorsport fans.

In addition to motorsport, cycling also is traditional at the Nürburgring, and the „Green Hell“ has long been known as a challenge to cyclists. The very first cycling World Championships were held at the Nürburgring in 1927, with further championships being held in 1966 and 1978.

The variety of offers are marketed by the Nürburgring Automotive GmbH. It is equally co-­owned by the Lindner Unternehmensgruppe, Düsseldorf and Mediinvest, Düsseldorf. The Directors are Dipl. Kfm. Jörg Lindner (CEO) and Dr. Karl Josef Schmidt (COO). The real estate of the Nürburgring belongs to the province Rheinland-­‐Pfalz.

Further information about the GREEN HELL TRIATHLON can be found on 

Press contact organiser:

Nürburgring Automotive GmbH 
Stefanie Hohn (+49 160 90696344) 
Nürburgring Boulevard 1

53520 Nürburg

Press contact event manager:

Jeschke & Friends Veranstaltungsservice 
Rubenstraße 5, 50999 Köln

Stephan Flock (+49 170­‐9628599)


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