Sunday 2 October 2022

Weinberg, Kassel, Germany (Author: Heinz Körner / / public domain / photo modified by


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

Both the half marathon and the marathon feature an undulating single-loop course. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the marathon course is approximately 60 metres. From start to finish, the 42.2-kilometre route includes 180 metres of ascent. (This may change in 2022. Please visit the official event website for more information on the course!)

The start is on Damaschkestraße near the Auestadion which is situated on the edge of the Baroque Karlsaue park 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 handbikers.

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 2022:


  • 2 October 2022 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 21.1km: 1,967
    • 42.2km: 340


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