Saturday 17 September 2022

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


The ‘Border Run’ (Danish: Grænseløbet; German: Grenzlauf) is a multi-terrain running event held annually since 1985 on the border between Denmark and Germany.

Two races are available, 5.15km and 11.4km long, both starting and finishing at the Grænsehallerne sports centre in Kruså, a village on the Danish side of the border.

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.

Both routes are on mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel and trails), mostly through woods and farmland, and rather challenging. The 11.4km race features 176 metres of ascent!


Map of the venue:


36. Grænseløbet:


  • 17 September 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 5.15km: 232
    • 11.4km: 103
  • 2021:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 5.15km: 530
    • 11.4km: 283
  • 2018:
    • 5.15km: 516
    • 11.4km: 245


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