Sunday 15 June 2025

Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schlösserlauf (‘Castle Run’) offers two immensely scenic races, 10k and half marathon, through the venerable old city of Potsdam, historical residence of Prussian kings and German emperors, situated just outside the city limits of Germany's capital Berlin.

Both routes begin and end at the athletics track of the Sportpark Luftschiffhafen on the western shore of the Templiner See—one of twenty lakes in Potsdam.

Participants in the half marathon run through landscaped parks and gardens, alongside lakes, past the Brandenburg Gate triumphal arch (not to be confused with the famous one in Berlin), across Glienicke Bridge (where the Soviet Union and the United States exchanged a number of spies during the cold war), past Schloss Cecilienhof (the palace where Churchill, Truman and Stalin met after World War Two for the Potsdam Conference), through Alexandrowka (a small Russian enclave with lovely wooden houses), and finally through Park Sanssouci with its magnificent palaces—the summer retreat of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

The time limit to complete the course and marvel at all the beautiful sights along the route is three hours for the half marathon and two hours fourty minutes for the 10k.


Map of the venue:


20. ProPotsdam Schlösserlauf:


  • 15 June 2025 (Sunday)

Start time:

  • 9:00: 21.1km
  • 9:20: 10km

Entry limit:

  • 4,500 runners

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  10km 21.1km
2024 1,559 2,858
2023 1,297 2,192


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