Bad Frankenhausen (Germany), Saturday 11 April 2015

The Kyffhäuser Monument in Thuringia, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


The Kyffhäuser Berglauf is a long-standing and popular event, held every year since 1979 in the small Kyffhäuser hill range in the state of Thüringen (Thuringia) in central Germany.

Approximately 1,200 runners, 500 walkers and 500 mountain bikers took part in the event last year.

Runners can choose between four hilly multi-terrain races — 6km, 14.9km, 22.2km (Halbmarathon) or 42.2km (Berg-Marathon).

All races begin and end in Bad Frankenhausen, a very pretty old spa town that sits at the foot of the Kyffhäuser.

The marathon route, which features more than 600 metres of ascent, takes the runners up to the highest peak of the hill range, the Kulpenberg (473m), and to the imposing Kyffhäuserdenkmal, Germany's third-largest monument.


The leaning church tower of the Oberkirche in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /

One of the best sights in Bad Frankenhausen — the leaning church tower of the Oberkirche


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Bad Frankenhausen (Leipzig 108km, Hannover 186km, Berlin 250km)

Date: 11 April 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance (runners): 2km (children); 6km; 14.9km; 22.2km; 42.2km

Race distance (mountain bikers): 21.5km, 42km, 64km

Start time: 8.30 (42km), 9.00 (15km), 9.30 (22km), 9.45 (Bambini), 10.30 (6km), 10.45 (2km), 12.30-12.50 (mountain bikers)

Start and finish: Schlossplatz, Bad Frankenhausen

Race centre: in the start/finish area (Friday 16.00-20.30, on the day from 6.30)

Entries: online (up to 31 March 2015); late entries on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start of each race)

Entry fees (runners):

  • 6km: € 7 (up to 31 March 2015), € 12 (up to 11 April 2015)
  • 15km: € 18 (up to 31 March 2015), € 23 (up to 11 April 2015)
  • 22km: € 21 (up to 31 March 2015), € 26 (up to 11 April 2015)
  • 42km: € 33 (up to 31 March 2015), € 38 (up to 11 April 2015)

Timekeeping: bib chip (included in the entry fees)

You get: medal, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, reduced entry to the ‘Kyffhäuser Therme’ spa

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes: trophies/certificates/product prizes to the first 6 in each race

Number of finishers 2014: 110 (2km), 202 (6km), 333 (15km), 278 (22km), 246 (42km), 456 walkers, 504 mountain bikers

Event website:


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