Germany's Best Running Events
Freiburg Marathon, *Marathon
Konigsforst Marathon, Cologne *Marathon
Known as the Kings Forest Marathon, it covers two loops of a forst nature reserve of over 2,500 acres. There is a half amrathon and a 10km and a 5km
Rund um das Bayer-Kreuz
This is a very popular 10km German race, in Leverkusen
Paderborner Osterlauf Half Marathon
This is Germany's oldest road race, and was first run in 1947. There is a 10km race as well
RheinEnergie Marathon, Bonn *Marathon
Mount Everest Stair Marathon, Saxony
Wrong country you say, no, this German race takes its name because the up and down combined would be the height of Everest, 8.848metres in total. But thats not up and down once, you climb up and down sandstone steps, 397 in all, lots of times, until you have done Everest. Long story short, its 79,400 steps altogether, luckily you can work in teams, or if crazy enough go solo, you have 24 hours to complete your climb. And if its disance you are interested in, you will have run 84.39 kms.
Marathon Dusseldorf, *Marathon
Hanover Marathon, *Marathon
Gutenberg Marathon, Mainz *Marathon
Marathon Wuerzburg, Bavaria *Marathon
Marathon Mannheim, *Marathon
Hamburg Marathon *Marathon
This is a very popular marathon, as it is scenic and takes you through the red light district of the city!
Rhein Ruhr Marathon, *Marathon
This Ultra Trail race of 72km is central Europe;s longest cross country race. There are shorter events as well, a 43km and a half marathon.
Regensburg Marathon, Bavaria *Marathon
Munster Marathon, *Marathon
Baden Marathon, Karlsruhe *Marathon
Marathon Bremin, *Marathon
Berlin Marathon , *Marathon
Known to be the fastest marathon in the world, six world records have been broken here since 1998. This marathon attracts over 40,000 competitors and it starts and finishes near the Brandenburg Gates, passing many historical landmarks
This staged race goes across Germany with the route changing every year. It covers 791km across 13 stages.
Hochfelln Berglauf, Bergen, Bavaria
This is Germany's oldest mountain race. It is 8.9km long with a 1,074 ascent, the fastest time clocked here was 40:28 in 2002
Zugspitz Ultratrail Grainau *Ultra
This ultra run covers 101km on Germany's highest peak, with a total climb of over 6,000metres. This event is for strong competitors only.
Konigsschlosser Romantik Marathon-Bavaria *Marathon
Translated it means Romantic Castles Marathon, and thats where the course takes you, past some of Bavarias most stunning royal castles. The route is road and forest, and the Bavarian countryside is just stunning.
This is a tough 11km run through the Bavarian Alps, with a 1,425metre ascent
Schauinsland Berglauf, Freiburg
This event is held in the famous Black Forest and run up Schauinsland Mountain, where the views from the top are stunning.
The run is 13km
Salomon 4 Trails
Transversing across the Alps of three countries (Germany/Austria/Italy) this race covers 150km in 4 stages.
Starting from Oberstdorf in Germany, this 250km trail run passes through Austria and Switzerland and finishes up in Latsch, Italy. Total ascent is 15,000 metres, and it is run over 8 stages.
Cologne Marathon, *Marathon
Munich Marathon, *Marathon
Essen Marathon, *Marathon
This marathon is roun around the stunning Baldeneysee Lake. The scenic route is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Dresden Marathon, *Marathon
Frankfurt Marathon, *Marathon
Brocken Marathon-Wernigerode *Marathon
This is a mountain marathon, the Brocken is the highest peak in northern Germany's Harz Range. There is also a half marathon, and 11km and a 5km, plus two walks of 25km and 10km.
Sparkasse- 3 Country *Marathon
Want to run a marathon and visit 3 countries as well? Then this has your name on it! The marathon crosses the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which all border Lake Constance. There is also a half and quarter marathon.
Disclaimer: Whilst all due care is taken when listing the many races on these calendars, to be accurate and correct with dates and links, some errors may occur on research or connecting to race websites. Please always check the race events website or contact details to get more relevant and up to date details on the races listed here. Lazy Runner would be happy for any errors to be reported via the contact form