Sunday 5 May 2024

Bayreuth, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


The Maisel's Fun Run is a running event held each May in Bayreuth, an old town of about 74,000 people in the state of Bayern (Bavaria), Germany.

It's essential to register early for this event as it will surely sell out.

Every year, around 3,000 or more runners take part in these races:

  • 400m, 800m children's races
  • 5km
  • 10km
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)

Starting and finishing at the Brauerei Maisel, one of Germany's largest producers of Weissbier (wheat beer), the Fun Run takes place on the final day of Maisel's Weissbierfest, a four-day beer festival that is held annually at the brewery.

The half marathon is two laps of an undulating sightseeing route through the historic centre, the baroque Hofgarten park and the university campus in the southern part of Bayreuth.

It also visits the lovely Röhrensee pond and Villa Wahnfried where Richard Wagner worked on some of his operas.

The race is run on mixed terrain (mostly on asphalt with some sections on gravel paths or on cobbles).


Map of the venue:


19. Maisel's Fun Run:


  • 5 May 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5km 10km 21.2km
2023 709 1,279 653
2022 Event cancelled
2021 Virtual run only: 1,786 runners
2020 Virtual run only: 1,483 runners
2019 641 1,410 560
2018 541 1,448 640


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