Chemnitz (Germany), Sunday 7 May 2017

Karl Marx bust and Hotel Mercure, Chemnitz, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


The annual Stadtlauf running series starts off in Chemnitz, a city with a long industrial heritage and a population of about 250,000 people.

Situated in eastern Germany, Chemnitz was renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt by the GDR authorities in 1953, but it returned to its original name in 1990.

Three race distances are on offer: 5km, 10km and 21.1km half marathon.

The route is a flat 5km loop that takes the runners through the modern city centre, along the Straße der Nationen (a socialist-style boulevard) and around the Schlossteich (a very pretty small lake).

The start and the finish are at the Karl Marx Monument, an enormous 7.10m-high bronze head of Karl Marx — the second-largest bust in the world.

Instead of a bib number, participants get a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race.



  • Germany

Venue (Map):

  • Chemnitz (77km from Dresden, 84km from Leipzig, 167km from Prague, 260km from Berlin)


  • 7 May 2017 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 8.45: 300m (children 7 years and under)
  • 9.00: 2.5km (children 12 years and under)
  • 9.30: 5km
  • 10.30: 10km and 21.1km half marathon

Start/finish area:

  • Brückenstraße

Race centre:

  • Galerie Roter Turm (Saturday 12.30-20.00)
  • Stadthalle (from 7.30 up to 30 minutes before the start)


  • online (up to 6 May 2017)
  • late entries on the day if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry fees (children):

  • €5

Entry fees (5km, 10km, 21.1km):

  • €28 (up to 15 January 2017)
  • €33 (up to 22 April 2017)
  • €36 (up to 7 May 2017)


  • ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip or buy a chip

You get:

  • pasta party (Saturday 18.30-20.00)
  • technical T-shirt
  • drinks on the course
  • snacks and drinks at the finish
  • finisher medal
  • finisher photo
  • changing facilities
  • supervised bag storage


  • to the first 3 men and 3 women in each race

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 5km: 349
  • 10km: 498
  • 21.1km: 195

Event website:

  • (out of date)


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.