Easter egg, painted by Zdravko Lukan, Slovenia (Photo: Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)Paderborn (Germany), Saturday 15 April 2017

Held every year on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, the Paderborner Osterlauf (‘Paderborn Easter Run’) is Germany's oldest road running event.

With more than 8,000 finishers in three races (5k, 10k, half marathon) and many elite runners at the front of the field, it is also one of the most prestigious spring running events in the country.

The Osterlauf also offers children's races, a 5k for walkers and nordic walkers, and a half marathon for inline skaters.

Participants in the half marathon run two laps of an IAAF/AIMS-certified course through the northern part of Paderborn, an old university city of about 150,000 people in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In 2016, the half marathon winners were Kenya's Nicholas Kipchirchir Korir (1hr 1min 44sec) and Fate Tola of Ethiopia (1hr 9min 51sec). Geoffrey Yegon of Kenya (28min 21sec) and Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal of Norway (31min 33sec) led a crowd of over 3,800 10k runners across the line.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 15 April 2017 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 11.00:  1.2km run (kindergarten children)
  • 11.05:  5km run
  • 11.20:  5km nordic walking
  • 12.15:  1.5km run (primary school children)
  • 12.50:  10km run
  • 14.00:  21.1km inline skating
  • 15.00:  21.1km run

Start and finish: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz

Race centre: Sportzentrum Maspernplatz (Good Friday 12.00-18.00; on the day from 9.30)

Entries: online (up to 10 April 2017) or by post (up to 7 April 2017); late entries on the day (entries close at 12.00 noon); entry limit (10km): 4,500 runners

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees (all children get a certificate and a medal)

Entry fees (5km run/walk): € 10/15/20 (up to 5 March/10 April/15 April 2017)

Entry fees (10km run): € 16/20/25 (up to 5 March/10 April/15 April 2017)

Entry fees (21km run): € 22/28/33 (up to 5 March/10 April/15 April 2017)

Entry fees (21km inline): € 20/28/33 (up to 5 March/10 April/15 April 2017)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 5) or buy a chip (€ 30)

You get: refreshments, finisher medal, certificate, massage service, free park-and-ride service; pasta party (on Friday, € 6)

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F in each race (runners and inline skaters)

Number of finishers 2016 (runners): 2267 (5km), 3820 (10km), 2025 (21km)

Event website:

Paderborner Osterlauf - Event website: www.paderborner-osterlauf.de



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