Hamburg (Germany)

Lake and trees (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Organized by the 100 Marathon Club Deutschland, the Öjendorfer See Marathon takes place in Hamburg-Öjendorf on the eastern edge of Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city.

The event is held seven times per year:

  • Saturday, 4 February 2017
  • Saturday, 4 March 2017
  • Saturday, 1 April 2017
  • Saturday, 9 September 2017
  • Saturday, 7 October 2017
  • Saturday, 4 November 2017
  • Thursday, 28 December 2017

Last year, each event had, on average, 100 finishers. Among these are usually some highly experienced runners. You may meet athletes who have completed well over 1,000 marathons!

The route is a 3,776-metre loop on hard-packed gravel paths around the Öjendorfer See, a very pretty bathing lake that is surrounded by woods and parkland.

In addition to the 42.2km marathon (eleven laps plus 660m in the first lap), each event offers two shorter races, 22.66km (six laps) and 11.33km (three laps).

The entry fees are very low — between eight and fifteen euros.

All races kick off at 9am. The time limit to complete the course is six hours. Runners with an expected finishing time above five and a half hours can, by arrangement with the race organizers, start one hour earlier (at 8am).


Race information: Öjendorf Marathons 2017

Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Öjendorfer See, Hamburg-Öjendorf

Race distance: 11.33km, 22.66km, 42.2km

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: at the Spielplatz (playground) near the Parkplatz (car park) Barsbütteler Weg

Race centre: in the start area (on the day 7.30-8.40)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; runners from outside Germany can pay the entry fees in cash on the day of the race; entries close four days before each event (entries to the event on 28 December close on 15 December); no entries on the day

Entry limit: 150 runners

Entry fees (11.33km):

  • € 8 (up to 6 days before the race)*
  • € 10 (up to 4 days before the race)*

Entry fees (22.66km):

  • € 11 (up to 6 days before the race)*
  • € 13 (up to 4 days before the race)*

Entry fees (42.2km):

  • € 13 (up to 6 days before the race)*
  • € 15 (up to 4 days before the race)*

*Entries to the event on 28 December 2017 close on 15 December 2017

Timekeeping: IPICO chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: snacks and drinks at the end of each lap, certificate (online)

Toilets: yes

Showers: no

Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women in each race

Number of finishers 2016: 116 (February), 102 (March), 97 (April), 55 (September), 79 (October), 100 (November), 156 (December)

Event website (in German):


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