Running in Germany

Practical information and race calendar (walks, road races, trail runs, triathlons) in Germany
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Willkommen !

Welcome to the most populous country in Europe. With over 80 million people, Germany is a nation that loves sports.

Germany is a vast country organized around its four largest cities with over a million inhabitants: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. The country is crisscrossed by rivers such as the Danube, Rhine, and Elbe, and can be divided into three distinct geographical zones: the northern plains, the central mountainous region, and the southern mountains. Bavaria boasts Germany's highest peak, the Zugspitze, standing at 2,962 meters. Good news for recovery after the famous Oktoberfest in Munich! Germany is renowned for its lush forests 🌳, which cover nearly a third of the country. Numerous national parks scatter the landscape, delighting runners and hikers alike. Explore the Palatinate Forest if you're in Cologne or the famous Black Forest in the south. Germany also has a wealth of exceptional monuments, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle 🏰, one of the most beautiful in the world! Berlin, a true cultural treasure trove, is a fascinating cosmopolitan city to discover. Urban culture enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy! Sports play a significant role in German society, for both young and old. The country's Olympic achievements speak volumes. 😍

What about the race calendar in Germany? Whether you're into trail runninghikinghalf-marathons, or marathons, you're sure to find something to your liking here! The Berlin Marathon is a must if you're a road runner. World records have been set on this fast course, so race to achieve your personal best 💨 in Germany! Also, in the city, the Düsseldorf Marathon runs along the banks of the Rhine. Speaking of waterways, the Frankfurt Marathon is another highlight, following a route along the Main. The Hamburg Marathon will introduce you to the city's maritime history. In North Rhine-Westphalia, nature and trail enthusiasts can head to the RAG Hartfüssler Trail, part of the UTMB World Series. It’s also an opportunity to discover the Saarland region, situated at the French border near the Moselle River. Interested in hiking in Germany 🇩🇪? A Nordic walking race is held as part of the GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf, which you can try to pronounce to your friends 🤣.

Los geht's (go)!

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Germany Running Calendar

Discover at a glance the complete calendar for road races, trail runs, triathlons, and walks in Germany!
July 202424 races
August 202462 races
September 202460 races
May 202553 races
June 202567 races
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