September is the month with the most running events in the year.
No other month offers as many running competitions as September. The offer is more diverse than ever: city marathons, lake runs, company runs, obstacle runs, evening runs and trail runs - September has it all.
Recommendations for the US
In the U.S., ultrarunning, trail running and triathlons dominate this month.
Thus, the starting signal is given to the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. The Grand to Grand Ultra also takes place in September. Nice marathons and half marathons are the Big Sur Trail Marathon and the Kauai Marathon.
IRONMAN fans can compete over the long distance in Maryland, Chattanooga and Wisconsin. There are also many other IRONMAN 70.3 races.
Many opportunities for marathon best times
Of course, the marathon and half-marathon races are very popular in September. And we're not just talking about the Berlin Marathon, which welcomes more than 40,000 runners every year. The fastest marathon in the world has been held in the German capital since 1974 and is one of the six World Marathon Majors. New marathon world records have been set in Berlin several times in recent years.
However, marathons are also run in many other German cities in September, such as the Einstein Marathon in Ulm or the Münster Marathon.
These half marathons you have to remember
There is also a wide range of starting options over the half marathon distance. In Austria, for example, there is the Wachau Marathon, where the majority of the field competes over the 21.0975 kilometers. In Germany, the Tegernseelauf is a half-marathon race where runners can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Tegernsee. An international highlight is the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The race in Denmark even set a half marathon world record in 2019
In Switzerland, sports focus on nature. For example, the Jungfrau Marathon offers the largest mountain marathon in the world. The course at the Switzerland Marathon light is also fantastically beautiful. The course of the fastest marathon in Switzerland runs along Lake Sarnen.
All major and well-known running events in September can be found in the following overview:
Running Races in September: Selection of major events
By clicking on "Weiter" you will get to the overview of all running events in September in the USA: