Schwarzenberg (Germany), Sunday 20 August 2017

Arnold Schwarzenberger, Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schwarzenberger Edelweißlauf is held annually on a summer Sunday morning in the beautiful old mining town of Schwarzenberg which is situated in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in Germany, near the border with the Czech Republic.

These races are available:

Start time
Race distance   Number of finishers 2016
10.00 5km Walking / Nordic Walking 12
10.15 500m Bambino-Runde 30
10.30 2.5km Jedermannlauf 42
5km Fitnesslauf 68
10km Aktivlauf 66

The route is a very scenic (yet hilly and challenging) 2.5km-long loop. Each lap features approximately 50 metres of ascent.

Starting on Markt, the small cobbled main square in the picturesque Altstadt (Old Town), ...


Markt, Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


... the race takes the runners around the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) and along the River Schwarzwasser.


Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The event takes place on the final day of the Altstadt- und Edelweißfest, a three-day street festival that celebrates the Schwarzenberger Edelweiß which has grown in the town since it was unintentionally imported from Spain in the 19th century:


Schwarzenberger Edelweiß, Schlossberg, Schwarzenberg, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Race information:


  • Germany

Venue (Map):

  • Schwarzenberg (Chemnitz 46km, Karlovy Vary 48km, Dresden 119km, Leipzig 120km)


  • 20 August 2017 (Sunday)

Start/finish area:

  • Markt

Race centre:

  • at the Stadtinformation, Oberes Tor 5 (near the start/finish area)


  • online (up to 18 August 2017, 20.00)
  • late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (15 years and under):

  • no entry fees (up to 18 August 2017)
  • €3 (on 20 August 2017)

Entry fees (16 years and over):

  • €7 (up to 18 August 2017)
  • €10 (on 20 August 2017)

Entry fees (walking / nordic walking):

  • €2.50 (up to 18 August 2017)
  • €5.50 (on 20 August 2017)

You get:

  • finisher medal and certificate

Changing facilities:

  • Gymnasium Schwarzenberg Haus 1, Bermsgrüner Straße 2

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 218

Event website:



No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.