Wallnau auf Fehmarn (Germany), Saturday 17 June 2017

A runner on the dike near Wallnau on the island of Fehmarn (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


This multi-terrain running event is held on Fehmarn, a very flat island on the German Baltic Sea coast and a preferred summer holiday destination for those who love the wind and the fresh sea air.

Fehmarn is connected to the German mainland by a road and rail bridge. There are also ferry connections with Denmark.

Five race distances are available:

Race distance Start time Number of finishers 2016
1.5km Kinderlauf
kids' race (children born 2006 or later) 10.10 45
5km Lauf 5k race 10.35 50
10km Lauf 10k race 10.40 90
21.1km Halbmarathon 13.1 miles half marathon 10.30 127
42.2km Marathon 26.2 miles marathon 10.00 74


Last year, around 400 runners took part in the event. Frank Themsen won the marathon in a time of 2hr 56min 6sec. The first lady, Gaby Marek-Schmid, finished the race in 3hr 32min 32sec. The time limit to complete the 42.2km marathon course is 5hr 30min.

The start and the finish are at the Strandcamping Wallnau on the west coast, near the Wallnau Waterbird Reserve, a lovely resting spot for migratory birds and ornithologists.

The full marathon is two laps of an accurately-measured and certified loop course through the north-western part of Fehmarn. The race takes the runners on grassy dikes along the coast and on asphalt and gravel roads through the pancake-flat agricultural interior of the island.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Wallnau auf Fehmarn (Hamburg 154km, Copenhagen 195km, Berlin 400km)

Date: 17 June 2017 (Saturday)

Start/finish area: Strandcamping Wallnau

Race centre: Strandcamping Wallnau (Friday 17.00-20.30; on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer

Entry fees (1.5km children):

  • no entry fees

Entry fees (5km):

  • € 7 (up to 27 May 2017)
  • € 11 (after 27 May 2017)

Entry fees (10km):

  • € 10 (up to 27 May 2017)
  • € 14 (after 27 May 2017)

Entry fees (21.1km):

  • € 19 (up to 27 May 2017)
  • € 24 (after 27 May 2017)

Entry fees (42.2km):

  • € 24 (up to 27 May 2017)
  • € 29 (after 27 May 2017)

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

You get: refreshments on the course and at the finish; free parking

Prizes: prize money to the first 3 men and 3 women in the 42.2km marathon

Showers and changing facilities: yes (Strandcamping Wallnau)

Supervised bag storage: no

Award ceremony: 11.30 (1.5km, 5km, 10km); 14.30 (21.1km, 42.2km)

Event website (in German): fehmarn-marathon.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.