Paderborn (Germany), Saturday 4 April 2015

Easter egg, painted by Zdravko Lukan, Slovenia (Photo: Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Paderborner Osterlauf (‘Paderborn Easter Run’) is Germany's oldest road running event. 

Held on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, the event attracts a crowd of approximately 10,000 participants, among them many international elite distance runners.

There is a choice of races for runners  — a 5k run, a 10k race, a half marathon, and children's races.

The event also offers a 5k for walkers and nordic walkers, a 10k for handcyclists, and a half marathon for inline skaters.

Participants in the half marathon run two laps of an IAAF/AIMS-certified course through the northern part of Paderborn, an old university city of about 150,000 people in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In 2014, the half marathon winners were Ethiopia's Fentahun Hunegnaw (1:02:13) and Haylay Letebrhan Gebreslasea (1:09:45).

The time limit to complete the course is 2hr 45min.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Paderborn (Bielefeld 47km, Dortmund 102km, Hannover 116km, Cologne 181km)

Date: 4 April 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 1.2km-1.5km (children's races); 5km (run/walk); 10km (run/handcycling); 21.1km (run/inline skating)

Start time: 11.15 (1.5km); 11.20 (5km run); 11.35 (5km walk); 12.30 (1.2km); 12.40 (10km handcycling); 12.50 (10km run); 14.00 (21km inline skating); 15.00 (21km run)

Start and finish: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz

Race centre: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz (Friday 10.00-13.00/17.00-19.00; on the day from 9.30)

Entries: by post (up to 27 March 2015) or online (up to 31 March 2015); late entries on the day (up to 12.00 noon); entry limit for the 10km run: 4,200 runners

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Entry fees (5km run/walk): € 8/13/18 (up to 1 March/30 March/4 April 2015)

Entry fees (10km run): € 14/18/23 (up to 1 March/30 March/4 April 2015)

Entry fees (21km run): € 20/26/31 (up to 1 March/30 March/4 April 2015)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 4), or buy a chip (€ 29)

You get: pasta party (on Friday; € 5), massage service, medal, certificate; free park-and-ride service

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F

Number of finishers 2013: 1,996 (5km run); 185 (5km walk); 3,683 (10km); 1,381 (21km)

Event website:


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