Paderborn (Germany), Friday 11 November 2016

Gaukirche St. Ulrich, Paderborn, Germany (Author: Athde / / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / Photo modified by


The first Paderborner Martinslauf is to be held on this year's Saint Martin's Day, which is celebrated every year on 11 November in Germany and many other countries around the world.

Entrants can choose to run either three laps (6km) or five laps (10km) through the city centre of Paderborn, a traditionally catholic city of about 150,000 residents in the Westfalen (Westphalia) region.

The races begin and end on the pretty Markt square, near two of Paderborn's best sights — the 12th-century Gaukirche (pictured) and the imposing Dom (Cathedral).

The route is a varied and challenging 2km-long loop that features some stairs and narrow sections. It passes many historic buildings as well as some of the 200 springs that surface in the city to form the 4km-long Pader, Germany's shortest river. Hence the name: Paderborn is the city where the Pader is born.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 11 November 2016 (Friday)

Race distance: 6km, 10km

Start time: 20.00

Start and finish: Markt (near the Paderborn Cathedral)

Race centre:

  • 'Laufladen Endspurt' sports shop (9 and 10 November 2016)
  • in the start/finish area (on the day 18.00-19.30)

Entries: online; late entries on the day (18.00-19.15); entry limit: 800 runners

Entry fees:

  • € 11 (up to 1 November 2016)
  • € 15 (on 11 November 2016)

Timekeeping: chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get:

  • drinks on the course and at the finish
  • a finisher souvenir
  • bag storage
  • finisher video and certificate (online)

Changing facilities and showers: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz (ca. 600m from the start)

Prizes: product prizes to the first 3 men and 3 women

Number of finishers 2015: ---

Event website (in German):


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