Remscheid (Germany), Sunday 30 October 2016

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 that runs around the city of Remscheid in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany.

The event offers multi-terrain races for all ages: cross races for children, 5km, 10km, 21.1km half marathon, 42.2km marathon, 63.3km ultra marathon.

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

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

The half marathon and the marathon are point-to-point races along the Röntgenweg. Finishers can use the free shuttle bus service to get back to the start area.

The 63.3km ultra marathon is one long loop around Remscheid. It is possible to form a team of three and run the race as a relay (3x21.1km).

Set in the hills of the Bergisches Land, the routes are very 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).


Country: Germany

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

Date: 30 October 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 8.30: 21.1km (run/walking), 42.2km, 63.3km, 63.3km relay (3x21.1km)
  • 10.00-11.15: 400m/800m/1250m/2450m (cross races for children)
  • 13.30-13.45: 5km
  • 14.15: 10km

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

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

Entries: online (up to 23 October 2016) 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 (up to one hour before the start) if the race limit has not been reached

Entry fees (up to 30 June/30 September/23 October/30 October 2016):

  • cross races: € 6/7/9/15
  • 5km: € 12/14/16/20
  • 10km: € 15/18/20/25
  • 21km: € 29/35/39/45
  • 42km: € 34/40/44/50
  • 63km: € 36/40/44/50
  • 63km relay: € 73/83/93/100

Timekeeping: 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 (21km, 42km, 63km), shuttle bus service between the finish area and the start area; entry into the prize drawing (for advance entries); child care

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F in each race (no prize money)

Number of finishers 2015: 465 (children's races), 335 (5km), 232 (10km), 1227 (21km), 276 (42km), 247 (63km), 187 (100km), 44 relay teams, 78 (16km walking)

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