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 (19-22 August 2021), 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:

  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Virtual run only (701 participants).
  • 2019:
    • 1.1km: 246
    • 5.3km: 497
    • 10.2km: 439


22. Schwedenlauf:


  • 22 August 2021 (Sunday)
  • 6 - 22 August 2021 (Virtual Run)

Event website:


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