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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Mountain Runs 2022 in Germany: Top-Events

Chiemgauer100 Berg-Ultralauf

 
12
Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bergen
Icon Competitions 161 km (7500 Hm) / 100 km (4700 Hm)

Südthüringentrail

 
5
Icon Date | 05:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Suhl
Icon Competitions 64,9 km (2.491 Hm) / 47,5 km (1.932 Hm) / 17,4 km (559 Hm)

Hochgrat Berglauf

 
3
Icon Date | 10:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Oberstaufen
Icon Competitions 6,04 km (850 Hm) / 0,55 km (74 Hm)

Jenner Berglauf

 
Icon Date | 10:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Schönau am Königssee
Icon Competitions 8,4 km (1.190 Hm)

Stoisser Alm Berglauf

 
2
Icon Date | 14:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Anger
Icon Competitions 7 km (620 Hm)

Siebengebirgsmarathon Aegidienberg

 
3
Icon Date | 09:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bad Honnef
Icon Competitions 42,2 km (780 Hm) / 21,1 km

Zittauer Gebirgslauf & Wandertreff

 
2
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Olbersdorf
Icon Competitions 35 km / 17 km / 7,5 km / 4 km

Essinger Panoramaläufe

 
3
Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Essingen
Icon Competitions 23,5 km / 11 km / 8Km/ 6,5 km / 2 km

Hörnle Berglauf

 
2
Icon Date | 16:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bad Kohlgrub
Icon Competitions 7 km (640 Hm)

Schwanberglauf Iphofen-Castell

 
2
Icon Date | 18:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Iphofen
Icon Competitions 10,4 km (200 Hm)

Barbarossa-Berglauf

 
2
Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Göppingen
Icon Competitions 21,4 km (430 Hm) / 10 km / 5 km / 1 km

Möckmühler Stadtlauf

 
2
Icon Date | 12:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Möckmühl
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km / 1,2 km / 0,75 km

Högl-Berglauf Ainring

 
2
Icon Date | 18:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Ainring
Icon Competitions 3,9 km (320 Hm)

Staffelberglauf

 
4
Icon Date | 14:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Bad Staffelstein
Icon Competitions 3,96 km (260 Hm)

Berglauf auf den Ebersberg

 
5
Icon Date | 10:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Otterskirchen
Icon Competitions 6,9 km (280 Hm)

Lousberglauf

 
Icon Date | 19:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Aachen
Icon Competitions 5,555 km

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