Bamberg (Germany), Sunday 12 March 2017

Bamberger Dom - Bamberg Cathedral (Author: Immanuel Giel / / Public Domain)


The Kaiserdomlauf is held annually in March in the old university city of Bamberg in the Upper Franconia region in Bavaria, Germany.

In 2016, almost 600 runners took part in the event.

Three race distances are on offer — a 2.5k run for children, a 5k and a 10k race.

The 5k is two laps and the 10k is four laps of a flat, fast and certified course through the district of Gaustadt which is home to the Brauerei Kaiserdom, the largest of Bamberg's many breweries.

The start/finish area is about two kilometres to the north-west of the Kaiserdom, a magnificent 13th-century cathedral that stands on a hill above the well-preserved and beautiful old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 2016, Felix Hentschel set a new course record of 30 minutes 22 seconds in the 10k race. Anna Hirt was the fastest woman in a time of 37 minutes 48 seconds.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Bamberg (Nuremberg 62km, Frankfurt 212km, Munich 227km, Berlin 404km)

Date: 12 March 2017 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 12.15:  2.5km (children born 2007-2011)
  • 13.00:  5km 
  • 14.00:  10km

Start and finish: Gaustädter Hauptstraße

Race centre: Sängerheim, Aufbaustraße 16 (Saturday 10.00-13.00, on the day 10.00-14.00)

Entries: online (up to 8 March 2017); late entries on the day; entry limit: 800 runners

Entry fees (2.5km): € 6 (up to 12 March 2017)

Entry fees (5km, 10km): € 12 (up to 8 March 2016), € 15 (up to 12 March 2017)

Timekeeping: SAS chip timing

You get: T-shirt to 5k and 10k runners (not guaranteed for entries after 22 February 2017); finisher medal to 2.5k runners; snacks and drinks in the finish area

Showers: no

Prizes (5km): product prizes to the first 3 men and 3 women

Prizes (10km): product prizes to the first 3 in each age group and to the 3 largest groups; prize money for a new course record in the 10k race

Award ceremony: 13.10 (2.5km), 15.30 (5km), 16.00 (10km)

Number of finishers 2016: 47 (2.5km), 108 (5km), 427 (10km)

Event website (in German):


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