Saturday 22 June 2019

A runner on a dike on the west coast of Fehmarn (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year since 2011 on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn in Germany, the Fehmarn Marathon is a multi-terrain running event for those who love the fresh air but don't mind a stiff breeze.

It's a family-friendly event:

  • 1.5km Kinderlauf (kids' run for children aged 11 years and under)
  • 5km-Lauf (5k race)
  • 10km-Lauf (10k race)
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (13.1 miles half marathon)
  • 42.2km Marathon (26.2 miles marathon)

The full marathon consists of two laps of an accurately-measured loop course through the north-western part of Fehmarn. Participants run on grassy dikes along the coast and on asphalt and gravel roads through the pancake-flat agricultural interior of the island.

The start and the finish are at the Strandcamping Wallnau on the west coast, near the Wallnau Waterbird Reserve, a lovely resting spot for migratory birds and ornithologists.

Fehmarn is connected to the German mainland by a road and rail bridge. There are also ferry connections with Denmark.



  • 22 June 2019 (Saturday)

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