Sunday 23 August 2020 - Cancelled

Alter Schwede, Wismar, Germany (Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schwedenlauf offers three road races through the town centre of Wismar, a medieval Hanseatic port on Germany's Baltic coast:

  • 1.1km
  • 5.3km
  • 10.2km

The 5.3km race is one lap and the 10.2km race is two laps of an undulating loop course through the Altstadt (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and through the areas west and south of the Old Town.

Some sections are run on cobbles.

The Schwedenlauf forms part of the Schwedenfest (20-23 August 2020), an annual street festival that remembers the time when Wismar was under Swedish rule (1648-1803).


Amtsgericht and Georgenkirche in Wismar, Germany (Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 1.1km: 246
    • 5.3km: 497
    • 10.2km: 439


21. Schwedenlauf:


  • 23 August 2020 (Sunday) - Cancelled!

Event website:


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