Summer is flying by and so are the races! We’ve got a variety of races happening within Berlin and across Germany if you are travelling. Enjoy the warm weather, bring friends and family, get out there and participate!
From the World’s largest triathlon to various local road runs, read below to find the perfect summer race for you!
Pro Sport Berlin is hosting its annual Havel run. The 13.8km route provides runners with different views and sights to see throughout the entire duration of the race. Experience Berlin’s most beautiful landscape run this summer!
Prefer to run in the evening? Then, the Putsacker Sommerlauf is the race for you. It’s a 7.5km road race that starts at 17:30. All finishers receive a certificate marked with achievement and placement within their age category.
Hamburg is home to the world’s biggest triathlon: the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon! Elite triathletes from all over the world travel to Germany for this event specifically as a part of the world triathlon series. However, this event also offers a racing challenge for everyone! You can either register for the sprint distance (0.5km swim, 20km bike, 5km run) or the olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run).
For the 14th annual Wiesenlauf in Klein Meckelson, participants can choose either the 5k or the 10k. This event is known for its relatively flat and fast course (no hills or climbs). Use the Wiesenlauf Meckelson as the opportunity to set a new personal record!
Near and outside of Leipzig
The Run vs. Bike race to Spiegelwald (just south of Leipzig) is a sprint style competition between runners, cyclists, and also roller skiers. These 3 groups have to race to complete a 2.9km uphill climb. Pick a side and participate for the chance to be a part of the winning team! Who will take home the victory this year-Runners, cyclists, or the roller skiers?
If you find yourself near Leipzig, check out the Heeresberglauf, a vibrant local race. It offers many distances for anyone willing to participate. You can choose from the 16km, the 9km run, or the 5km walk/run. A great feature of this race is that it starts at 19:00!
The Plankenfelser Waldlauf caters to both beginners as well as experienced and professional runners. It offers two distance options: 3.5km and 11.3km. There is also a 3.5km race for the kids. Register to experience a morning of fun, exercise, and relaxation in the Plankenfels forest.
Special Announcement: Racemappr is happy to tell you that we will be participating in the Adidas Runners City Night 2018 with PlanA, the first knowledge and donation platform solely dedicated to climate change.
Racemappr and PlanA are launching our joint campaign “Un-fantastic Plastic” for this event. We will be dressed in plastic costumes made by ourselves from recycled plastic or plastic waste for the run, and we will host training runs, clean-up runs, a pfand-raising, and publish educational social media content during the lead-up to the race. Racemappr and PlanA would like to invite all of you to join us with the run and the campaign. Let’s make a difference together!
Follow the Racemappr x PlanA Adidas Runners City Night event on FB and Meetup from the links below to keep posted on the event info.
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