Osnabrück (Germany), Saturday 9 December 2017

Rubbenbruchsee, Osnabrück, Germany (Photo by courtesy of Michael Brehe, Rubbenbruchsee Marathon)

Photo by courtesy of Michael Brehe


Once again, we have been to slow. The Rubbenbruchsee Marathon 2017 is sold out already. The event is so popular that entries had to be closed on 6 January 2017, eleven months before race day.

It's a small event, the marathon is capped at 64 participants, but it shows that there is a huge demand for races like the Rubbenbruchsee Marathon, a no-fuss event that features a fine setting and a relaxed fun running atmosphere.

Moreover, it's a non-profit event. The entry fees are low (€ 15), and all proceeds will be donated to a good cause.

The 42.195km-long marathon is nine laps around the Rubbenbruchsee, a 1.3km-long and 300m-wide lake that sits on the western edge of Osnabrück, a city of about 160,000 people in the north-western part of Germany.

The route runs on gravel roads through parkland and woods. A 500m-long section is on trails. The course is a bit undulating,

The first and the last lap are approximately 3.1km long. The seven laps in between are longer (5.14km) as they include a 2km-long loop through the woods south of the lake.

In 2016, the fastest finishers were Patrick Kaczynski (2 hours 50 minutes 3 seconds) and Sita Hermand (3 hours 34 minutes 19 seconds).


Race information: 4. Rubbenbruchsee Marathon 2017:

Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Osnabrück (Dortmund 120km, Bremen 125km, Hannover 142km, Hamburg 234km)

Date: 9 December 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.195km

Start time: 11.00

Time limit: ca. five hours

Start and finish: at the Café-Restaurant am Rubbenbruchsee, Barenteich 2, 49076 Osnabrück

Race centre: on the day in the start/finish area

Entries: online

Entry limit: 64 runners

Entry fee: € 15

You get: snacks and drinks on the course, finisher medal, a souvenir gift (RuM cup), timekeeping, certificate (online)

Showers and changing facilities: no

Toilets: yes

Prizes: trophies to the first 3 men and 3 women

Number of finishers 2016: 52

Number of finishers 2017: 51

Event website:

Rubbenbruchsee Marathon - Event website: www.rubbenbruchseemarathon.de


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.