Stralsund (Germany), Saturday 22 October 2016

Rügenbrücke - Rügen Bridge, Germany (Photo:, Author: Nikater, Public Domain, photo cropped by


The Rügenbrücken-Marathon ('Rügen Bridge Marathon') offers the opportunity to run across the two bridges that connect the Hanseatic town of Stralsund with the Baltic holiday island of Rügen—the 9-year-old Rügenbrücke (pictured) and the 80-year-old Rügendamm (‘Rügen Causeway’).

Seven races are on offer—five for runners and two for walkers and nordic walkers:


Race distance
Start time
Number of finishers 2015
Run 9.30 115
21.1km Run 10.45 472
Run 11.30 789
Walk 11.40 220
Run 13.15 672
Walk 13.30 652
Kids' Run 9.45 317


The 2km race for children between 6 and 13 takes place in Stralsund's harbour.

The 6km route is a point-to-point route that runs from the village of Altefähr on Rügen across the 4km-long Rückenbrücke to the finish line in the harbour of Stralsund.

The 12km race, the half marathon and the marathon begin and end in the harbour. Participants run through Stralsund's historic town centre, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then across the imposing Rügenbrücke to Rügen. The turning point for the 12km race is at the end of the bridge. Half marathon and marathon runners run a loop on the island (partly off road) before they run across the Rügendamm back home to Stralsund. The time limit to finish the 42.2km marathon is six hours.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Stralsund (80km from Rostock, 181km from Szczecin, 262km from Berlin, 275km from Hamburg)

Date: 22 October 2016 (Saturday)

Start (42km, 21km, 12km, 2km): Hafeninsel, Stralsund

Start (6km): Altefähr (on the island of Rügen)

Finish (all races): Hafeninsel, Stralsund

Race centre: Ozeaneum, Hafenstraße, Stralsund (Friday 14.00-20.00; on the day from 7.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 11 Oct 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (42km): € 25/30/35/40 (up to 1 May/31 July/11 Oct/22 Oct 2016)

Entry fees (21km): € 18/22/28/33

Entry fees (12km): € 12/14/18/23

Entry fees (6km): € 10/12/15/20

Entry fees (2km): € 4

You get: chip timing, medal, certificate, massage service; bus service for 6km runners and walkers (from Stralsund to the start on Rügen)

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women in each race

Event website:


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