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Mountain running Germany: An overview of Sky Runs & Mountain Runs in Germany.

The dates for all Mountain Races in Germany, including registration, course, schedule, results and more details.

Around 100 mountain runs are held in Germany every year. Most of these runs, of course, take place in the southern region of the country in the Alps.

In Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, attractive runs in the mountains are offered almost weekly during the summer months. However, there are also one or two mountain runs in the other states of Germany.

Difference between mountain running and trail running

In contrast to trail runs, mountain runs usually lead directly to the top or towards the top of a mountain. The finish line is on the mountain. Only a few mountain runs lead back to the valley. Mountain runs are shorter than trails, but have a higher average gradient. This means that there is a lot of elevation gain over a short distance. With trails, on the other hand, we often move along the edge of mountains or in hilly regions on marked paths.

However, there is no exact distinction between mountain running and trail running.

Training and equipment for mountain running

The footwear for mountain running should be adapted to the route. For mountain runs that take place mostly on asphalt or paths with good grip, it is perfectly possible to run in ordinary running shoes that you would also wear on the road. In more difficult terrain, however, special shoes are recommended - these are also known as trail shoes. Well-known manufacturers are, for example, "Salomon" or "On Running". Of course, mountain runners train differently. In training, the focus is not necessarily on running kilometers, but on the meters of altitude covered. The more, the better. In addition, regular running is done off-road or even in the mountains. Intervals on the road are replaced by intervals or runs off-road. Hill sprints are also a popular tool in training.

What mountain runs are there in Germany?

A large proportion of runs are held in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

A well-known mountain run in Bavaria is the Hochgrat Berglauf. After the starting signal at the Hochgratbahn valley station, there are almost 1,000 meters of altitude to climb on a 6 km course to the Hochgratbahn mountain station - a really tough mountain run. A run of a completely different kind is the Ummi & Auffi ski jump run, where the finish line is the World Cup ski jump in Reit am Winkl.

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All Mountain Runs in Germany

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Essinger Panoramaläufe

 
6
Date of the race | 12:45 Uhr
Location of the race Essingen
Distance of the race 23,5 km / 11 km / 6,5 km / 2 km

Nebelhornberglauf

 
3
Date of the race | 09:15 Uhr
Location of the race Oberstdorf
Distance of the race 10,5 km (1.405 Hm)

Jenner Berglauf

 
Date of the race | 10:30 Uhr
Location of the race Schönau am Königssee
Distance of the race 8,4 km (1.190 Hm)

Hochgrat Berglauf

 
3
Date of the race | 10:30 Uhr
Location of the race Oberstaufen
Distance of the race 6,04 km (850 Hm) / 0,55 km (74 Hm)

Südthüringentrail

 
6
Date of the race | 05:00 Uhr
Location of the race Suhl
Distance of the race 64,9 km (2.491 Hm) / 47,5 km (1.932 Hm) / 17,4 km (559 Hm)

Siebengebirgsmarathon Aegidienberg

 
3
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bad Honnef
Distance of the race 42,2 km (780 Hm) / 21,1 km

Stoisser Alm Berglauf

 
2
Date of the race | 14:00 Uhr
Location of the race Anger
Distance of the race 7 km (620 Hm)

Hörnle Berglauf

 
2
Date of the race | 16:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bad Kohlgrub
Distance of the race 7 km (640 Hm)

Lousberglauf

 
Date of the race | 19:00 Uhr
Location of the race Aachen
Distance of the race 5,555 km

Schwanberglauf Iphofen-Castell

 
2
Date of the race | 18:30 Uhr
Location of the race Iphofen
Distance of the race 10,4 km (200 Hm)

Staffelberglauf

 
4
Date of the race | 14:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bad Staffelstein
Distance of the race 3,96 km (260 Hm)

Kasseler Herkules-Berglauf

 
2
Date of the race | 11:00 Uhr
Location of the race Kassel
Distance of the race 8 km (320 Hm)

Möckmühler Stadtlauf

 
2
Date of the race | 12:00 Uhr
Location of the race Möckmühl
Distance of the race 10 km / 5 km / 1,2 km / 0,75 km

Högl-Berglauf Ainring

 
2
Date of the race | 18:30 Uhr
Location of the race Ainring
Distance of the race 3,9 km (320 Hm)

Oggersheimer Berglauf

 
2
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Ludwigshafen
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10,6 km

Walhallalauf Donaustauf

 
3
Date of the race | 13:20 Uhr
Location of the race Donaustauf
Distance of the race 10 km / 7 km / 5 km / 1,8 km

Nanstein Berglauf

 
4
Date of the race | 15:00 Uhr
Location of the race Landstuhl
Distance of the race 7,1 km (350 Hm)

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