Saturday 21 September 2024

Skomagerhus border crossing between Denmark and Germany (Author: Moonwalker74 at German Wikipedia / public domain / photo modified by


The Grænseløbet (‘Border Run’; German: Grenzlauf) is a multi-terrain running event held since 1985 in Kruså, a village on the Danish side of the Denmark-Germany border.

There are three race options that all start and finish at the Grænsehallerne sports centre: 5.15km, 11.4km and a 21.1km half marathon.

The 5.15km run is held entirely on Danish soil whereas the 11.4km race takes the runners across a footbridge (pictured) into Germany and then, after about two kilometres, through another border crossing back into Denmark.

Participants in the half marathon run two laps, so they cross the border four times.

All routes are on mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel and trails), mostly through woods and farmland.

The course is quite hilly. The half marathon features over 200 metres of ascent.


Map of the venue:


Grænseløbet 2024:


  • 21 September 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5.15km 11.4km 21.1km
2023 328 183 96
2022 232 103 ---
2021 --- --- ---
2020 --- --- ---
2019 530 283 ---
2018 516 245 ---


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