Remscheid (Germany), Sunday 25 October 2015

Müngstener Brücke, between Remscheid and Solingen, Germany (Photo: Christian Olsen / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Röntgenlauf takes runners along the Röntgenweg, a 59.6km-long hiking trail around the city of Remscheid in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany.

The event features various multi-terrain races for all ages and abilities — children's races, 5km, 10km, half marathon, full marathon, 63.3km ultra marathon, and this year also a 100km run.

Hikers and nordic walkers can choose between two routes — 16km or 21.1km.

All races begin in Remscheid-Lennep where Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, the first person to detect X-rays, was born in 1845.

Held in the hills of the Bergisches Land, the routes are challenging, varied and scenic, and they offer many fine views of the region's rich industrial heritage, for instance of the graceful Müngsten Bridge, Germany's highest railway bridge (pictured).

The 63.3km ultra marathon is one loop around Remscheid. The route includes about 850m of ascent and 850m of descent. The race can be run as a relay (3x21.1km).

The half marathon (+265m/-420m) and the full marathon (+537m/-649m) are point-to-point races along the Röntgenweg. Finishers can use the free shuttle bus service to get back to the start area.

The 5k (one lap) and the 10k (two laps) take the runners to a reservoir formed by a dam across the River Wupper.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Remscheid (Wuppertal 15km, Cologne 45km, Düsseldorf 46km, Dortmund 52km)

Date: 25 October 2015 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 3.00/4.00: 100km
  • 8.30: 21.1km (run/walking), 42.2km, 63.3km
  • 9.10: 16km walking
  • 10.00-11.15: 400m/800m/1250m/2450m (cross races for children)
  • 13.30: 5km
  • 14.00: 10km

Start area: at the Sportzentrum Hackenberg, Hackenberger Straße, Remscheid

Race centre: Sportzentrum Hackenberg (Saturday 16.00-20.00; on the day until 45min before the start)

Entries: online (up to 19 Oct 2015) or by post; runners from foreign countries can pay the entry fees in cash on the day of the event; late entries on the day (entry fees + € 5) if race limit has not been reached

Entry fees (up to 30 June/30 Sep/19 Oct 2015):

  • cross races: € 6/7/9
  • 5km: € 12/14/16
  • 10km: € 15/17/19
  • 16km, 21km: € 28/33/38
  • 42km: € 33/38/43
  • 63km: € 36/38/43
  • 63km relay (3x21km): € 70/80/90
  • 100km: € 85 (up to 31 March 2015) — Race limit: 250 runners

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip (€ 5 + € 25 deposit for the chip)

You get: pasta party (Saturday 16.00-21.00); technical T-shirt (not guaranteed for late entries); transport of personal clothing to the finish area; finisher medal (16km, 21km, 42km, 63km, 100km), shuttle bus service between the finish area and the start area; entry into the prize drawing

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F in each race

Number of finishers 2014: 488 (children's races), 294 (5km), 161 (10km), 1171 (21km), 210 (42km), 362 (63km)

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