Potsdam (Germany), Sunday 30 April 2017

Glienicker Brücke - Glienicke Bridge, Potsdam, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


Named after the sponsoring public broadcaster rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg), the rbb Lauf draws a crowd of over 2,000 runners to the Glienicker Brücke which connects Berlin and the city of Potsdam, capital of Germany's state of Brandenburg.

The Glienicke Bridge has come to fame as the ‘Bridge of Spies’ where the United States and the Soviet Union exchanged prisoners during the Cold War.

The race is a Drittelmarathon (14.065km) — a third of the full marathon distance.

Starting and finishing at the bridge, the route is a single loop through Potsdam, a lively and very green city that is surrounded by vast lakes. Formerly the residence of the Prussian kings and the German emperors, Potsdam is home to a large number of outstanding sights, first of all the parks and palaces of Sanssouci.

In 2016, the fastest finishers were Tom Thurley (44 minutes 36 seconds) and Susanne Toebs (56 minutes 3 seconds). The time limit to complete the course is two hours.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Potsdam

Date: 30 April 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 14.065km (13 marathon)

Start time: 10.00

Start/finish area: Glienicker Brücke (Glienicke Bridge)

Race centre: in the start area (on the day 7.30-9.50)

Entries: online or by fax (up to 19 April 2017); late entries on the day (7.30-9.30); reduced entry fees for young athletes

Entry fees: € 20/25/30 (up to 31 January/31 March/30 April 2017)

Timekeeping: EasyChip bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: finisher medal and certificate, fruit and drinks, shuttle bus service between the start area and Bahnhof Wannsee in Berlin (7.30-9.30 and 12.30-13.30)

Changing facilities: yes

Supervised bag storage: yes

Showers: no

Number of finishers 2016: 1,996 runners and 34 walkers

Event website:

rbb-Lauf Potsdamer Drittelmarathon - Event website: <a href= 


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