Sunday 8 September 2024

City Hall, Opera House and Kleiner Kiel lake, Kiel, Germany (Photo: UphoffHe at the Wikipedia project / Public Domain / image cropped by


The Kiel.Lauf is one of northern Germany's most popular running events.

Held in Schleswig-Holstein's largest city, the Baltic Sea port of Kiel, the event attracts over 7,000 runners of all ages.

Entries may fill up well in advance, so get your entry in early!

These races are available:

  • 900m Bambini (kids run)
  • 2.9km Schülerlauf (kids run)
  • 5.3km Schülerlauf (kids run)
  • 5.3km Kurzlauf (‘short run’)
  • 10.4km Volkslauf (‘people's run’)
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)

Starting and finishing at the Kleiner Kiel lake in the city centre (pictured above), the half marathon consists of two laps of an undulating course. Approximately three kilometres of each lap are run along the Kieler Förde, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.


Map of the venue:


36. Kiel.Lauf:


  • 8 September 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  2.9km 5.3km 10.4km 21.1km
2023  584  1,526 3,264 1,379


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