Sunday 17 September 2023

Karlsaue, Kassel, Germany (Author: XenonX3 / / public domain / photo modified by


The Kassel Marathon is a road running event held since 2007 in Kassel, a city of about 200,000 people in Germany's state of Hessen (Hesse).

The half marathon is one lap and the marathon is two laps of an undulating loop course.

Each lap includes approximately 125 metres of ascent.

The start is on Damaschkestraße near the Auestadion which is situated on the edge of the Baroque Karlsaue park (pictured) in the southern part of the city. The finish line is on the athletics track inside the stadium.

The event also offers a 4-leg marathon relay as well as races for children, walkers and nordic walkers.

Kassel has largely a postwar appearance as most of its historic buildings were destroyed in World War Two. It's a very green city, however, set in a beautiful hilly region, and well worth a visit for its wonderful parks and its fine museums and art exhibitions.


Map of the venue:


Kassel Marathon 2023:


  • 17 September 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 42.2km
2023 1,484 207
2022 1,120 197
2021 --- ---
2020 --- ---
2019 1,967 340


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