Saturday 16 October 2021

Wallpainting of Stralsund and the Rügenbrücke (Author: Hans Lohan / Public Domain / Photo modified by


The Rügenbrücken Marathon, a running event held annually in the autumn on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Germany, features races for all ages and fitness levels:

  • 1.5km and 3km kids run
  • 6km run and walk
  • 12km run and walk
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 42.2km marathon

All races (except for the children's races) take the participants across the imposing Rügenbrücke (‘Rügen Bridge’) which connects the Hanseatic town of Stralsund with the holiday island of Rügen. Opened in 2007, the bridge is 2,831 metres long and normally reserved for motor traffic.

The 6k is a point-to-point run from the island to Stralsund's harbour.

The 12k route runs out and back across the bridge, starting and finishing in Stralsund.

The half marathon and the marathon also begin and end in Stralsund. Competitors run across the Rügenbrücke and then through rural areas and along the west coast of Rügen. On the way back to the mainland, they run across the Rügendamm (‘Rügen Causeway’) which is 70 years older than the new bridge.

Some sections of the marathon course are unpaved.


Map of the venue:


13. Rügenbrücken Marathon:


  • 16 October 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:


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