Ultrarunning in Germany: An overview of Ultra Runs, Ultra Marathons and Ultra Trails in Germany.

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

In Germany, more than 100 ultra-running events are held every year. An ultra run is a running competition that has a course length longer than the marathon distance.

A marathon is 42.195 km. Therefore, if the run is longer, it is an ultra run. The most common distances in ultra running are the 50 km run and the 100 km run, as well as a 24-hour run and a 12-hour run. Stage races that are longer than 42.2 km in total are also often referred to as ultraruns. In the mountains, there are also ultratrails. These are trail runs that go beyond a distance of 42.2 km.

Which ultraruns or ultras are there in Germany?

Ultraruns in Germany are held regularly in all 16 German states, so there are more than 100 of these events each year.

Probably the best known running event of this kind is the GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf. At this classic event in Thuringia, there is not only a marathon or a half marathon, but also a 73.5 km run, which some of the 17,000 starters take on.

Nature lovers will also get their money's worth at the Sachsentrail or the Maintal-Ultratrail. Another classic in the trail calendar is the Chiemgauer 100 Berg-Ultralauf, where 161 km with 7,000 meters of altitude difference await - a really tough challenge for the participants, but they are rewarded with an impressive atmosphere. Other popular trail classics that go beyond the marathon distance are the Südthüringentrail and the PfalzTrail.

All Ultra Marathons in Germany

Ultra Runs 2024 in Germany: Top-Events

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Röntgenlauf

 
9
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Remscheid
Distance of the race 63,3 km (1.370 Hm) / 42,2 km (960 Hm) / 21,1 km (405 Hm) / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km / 1 km

GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf

 
14
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Suhl
Distance of the race 73,9 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 17 km / 10,5 km / 7,2 km - 1,1 km

Bottwartal Marathon

 
10
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Steinheim an der Murr
Distance of the race 50 km / 42,2 km (270 Hm) / 21,095 km / 10 km / 5 km / 4,2 km / 1,5 km / 0,5 km

Salomon Zugspitz Ultratrail (ZUT)

 
4
Date of the race | 22:00 Uhr
Location of the race Grainau
Distance of the race 111 km / 87 km / 69 km / 45 km / 32 km / 14 km
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Vogelsberger Vulkan-Trail

 
7
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Schotten
Distance of the race 101 km (2.870 Hm) / 71,3 km / 43,5 km / 21,3 km / 12,1 km

Lauf zwischen den Meeren

 
3
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Husum
Distance of the race 95,5 km

Chiemgau Trail Run

 
1
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Marquartstein
Distance of the race 60 km (3.700 Hm) / 42 km (2.650 Hm) / 21km (1.210 Hm) / 10 km (502 Hm)

Südthüringentrail

 
6
Date of the race | 13.09.2025 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)

Allgäu Panorama Marathon

 
5
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Sonthofen
Distance of the race 69 km (3.200 Hm) / 42,2 km (1.550 Hm) / 21,1 km (240 Hm) / 18 km (1.111 Hm) / 5 km

Müritz-Lauf / Staffellauf

 
8
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Waren in Müritz
Distance of the race 75 km / 26,5 km

Königsforst-Marathon

 
6
Date of the race | 16.03.2025 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bergisch Gladbach
Distance of the race 63,3 km / 42,2 km / 21,097 km

Zittauer Gebirgslauf & Wandertreff

 
2
Date of the race | 26.06.2025 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Olbersdorf
Distance of the race 50 km / 35 km / 17 km / 4 km / 2 km / Kinder: 0,6 km

P-Weg Marathon Plettenberg

 
1
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Plettenberg
Distance of the race 73 km (1.063 Hm) / 42,2 km / 21 km

Maintal Ultratrail

 
5
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Veitshöchheim
Distance of the race 64 km / 30 km / 13 km

Rursee Marathon

 
7
Date of the race | 10:30 Uhr
Location of the race Einruhr-Simmerath
Distance of the race 42,2 km (370 Hm) / 16,5 km / 5 km / 2 km

Monschau Marathon

 
5
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Monschau
Distance of the race 70 km / 56 km / 42,2 km / 12,7 km / 4,2 km

Schweriner Seentrail

 
Date of the race | 08:30 Uhr
Location of the race Schwerin
Distance of the race 61 km / 33 km / 17 km

Marburger Lahntallauf

 
4
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Marburg
Distance of the race 50 km / 42,2 km / 30 km / 21,1 km / 10 km

Taubertal 100

 
6
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Rothenburg
Distance of the race 200 km / 161 km / 100 km / 70 km / 50 km

Werderseelauf

 
1
Date of the race | 08:45 Uhr
Location of the race Bremen
Distance of the race 50 km / 42,2 km / 33,33 km / 25 km

ARBERLAND Ultra Trail

 
2
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bayerisch Eisenstein
Distance of the race 68 km (2.500 Hm) / 43 km (1.600 Hm) / 18 km (800 Hm)

Bottroper Herbstwaldlauf / Ultramarathon

 
4
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Bottrop
Distance of the race 50 km / 25 km / 10 km / 6,8 km

100 km-Lauf von Grünheide / Störitzsee-Lauf

 
4
Date of the race | 06:30 Uhr
Location of the race Grünheide
Distance of the race 100 km / 50 km / 12 Stunden / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Hartfüssler Trail Saarbrücken

 
1
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Saarbrücken
Distance of the race 58 km (1.654 Hm) / 30 km / 14 km / 7,5 km

Harzer Hexentrail

 
2
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Osterode
Distance of the race 60 km / 35 km

Alb Marathon Schwäbisch Gmünd

 
3
Date of the race | 10:00 Uhr
Location of the race Schwäbisch Gmünd
Distance of the race 50 km (1.100 Hm) / 25 km / 10 km / 5 km / 1,5 km

Steinhart500 - Buchenberg-Marathon

 
5
Date of the race | 09:30 Uhr
Location of the race Steinfurt
Distance of the race 56 km / 42 km / 28 km / 14 km / 7 km

Bilstein Marathon Ultra Trail

 
1
Date of the race | 07:30 Uhr
Location of the race Witzenhausen
Distance of the race 57 km / 42 km / 21 km / 10 km

Donnersberg Trail

 
1
Date of the race | 09:00 Uhr
Location of the race Imsbach
Distance of the race 49 km / 35 km / 23 km / 10 km

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