Kiel (Germany), Saturday 25 February 2017

A mooring on the Baltic Sea coast in winter (Photo: Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year in February in the Baltic Sea port of Kiel in northern Germany, this winter running event attracts a crowd of more than 1,500 hardy runners, mostly from Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

The event offers three races — a 10k, a half marathon and a full marathon.

Starting and finishing at the Cruise Terminal Ostseekai in the city centre, the 10k is one lap, the half marathon two laps, and the marathon four laps of a certified and very flat out-and-back course along the Kieler Förde (Kiel Fjord).

The time limit to finish the marathon is five hours thirty minutes.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kiel (Hamburg 97km, Berlin 355km, Copenhagen 403km)

Date: 25 February 2017 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00:  10km
  • 10.20:  42.2km marathon
  • 11.15:  21.1km half marathon

Start/finish area: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai, Ostseekai 1, 24103 Kiel

Race centre: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai (Friday 16.00-19.00; on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online or by post; entries close 15 February 2017 or when the race limit has been reached (10km: 800 runners and 100 walkers; 21km: 800 runners; 42km: 350 runners); no entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 13 (up to 31 December 2016), € 16 (up to 15 February 2017)

Entry fees (21km): € 18 (up to 31 December 2016), € 21 (up to 15 February 2017)

Entry fees (42km): € 28 (up to 31 December 2016), € 31 (up to 15 February 2017)

Timekeeping: easyChip transponder timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: finisher medal, snacks and drinks on the course, massage service, free parking; pasta party on Friday; pasta, soup, cakes and drinks after the race

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women; to the first 3 in each age group

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Award ceremony: 12.00 (10km), 14.00 (21km), 15.00 (42km)

Number of finishers 2016: 661 (10km run), 23 (10km walk), 639 (21km), 267 (42km)

Event website (in German):


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.