Saturday 10 October 2020

Blick zum Brocken - Christian Morgenstern (1829)


The Harz Gebirgslauf (‘Harz Mountain Run’) is held annually on the second Saturday of October in the densely-wooded Harz mountain range which is located on the former border between East and West Germany.

It's a long-standing and popular multi-terrain running event with over 3,000 participants, offering challenging up-and-down loop courses for runners ...

  • 2km Brockenkinder-Lauf (for children 5-10 years old)
  • 4.8km
  • 11.2km
  • 22.5km Halb-Marathon
  • 42.2km Brocken-Marathon

... and hikers ...

  • 11km Wandern / Nordic Walking
  • 25.1km Wandern / Nordic Walking

All routes begin and end in Hasserode on the edge of Wernigerode, a picturesque old town with many colourful half-timbered buildings and a fairy-tale castle towering on a hill above the town.

The Brocken-Marathon features a gruelling route that includes more than 1,000 metres of ascent as it takes the runners across the windswept summit of the Brocken (1,141m), the Harz's highest mountain.


Brocken, Germany (Author: Angela Huster / / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / photo modified by


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers in the 42.2km Brocken-Marathon:

  • 2019: 778
  • 2018: 750
  • 2017: 925
  • 2016: 731


43. Harz-Gebirgslauf:


  • 10 October 2020 (Saturday)

Event website:


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