Saturday 3 July 2021

Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig, Germany (Photo: Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schneekopflauf is a multi-terrain running event held annually in July in the Thüringer Wald (Thuringian Forest), a 70-kilometre-long and 20-kilometre-wide mountain range in Central Germany.

The race follows a very hilly 12.7-kilometre point-to-point route which includes approximately 450 metres of ascent.

Starting at an elevation of 711 metres in Schmiedefeld am Rennsteig (pictured), a winter sports and hiking resort situated on the ridge of the range, the route takes the runners along the Rennsteig hiking trail and across the Großer Finsterberg (944m) to the finish on the summit of the Schneekopf (978m), the second-highest peak of the mountain range.

The course offers many beautiful vistas of the scenery.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020: Event cancelled
  • 2019: 392


18. Schneekopflauf:


  • 3 July 2021 (Saturday)

Event website:


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