Saturday 30 March 2024

Easter eggs from Czechia (Photo: Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger /


Held every year on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, the Paderborner Osterlauf (‘Paderborn Easter Run’) is Germany's oldest road running event.

With around 7,000 finishers in three races (5k, 10k, half marathon) and many elite runners at the front of the field, it is also one of the most prestigious spring running events in the country.

The Osterlauf also offers children's races, a 5k race for walkers and nordic walkers, and a half marathon for inline skaters.

Participants in the half marathon run two laps of an IAAF/AIMS-certified course through the northern part of Paderborn, an old university city of about 150,000 people in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia).

The start/finish area is at the Sportzentrum Maspernplatz.


Map of the venue:


76. Paderborner Osterlauf:


  • 30 March 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  5km 10km 21.1km
2023 2,373 3,379 1,259
2022 1,500 2,489 796
2021 --- --- ---
2020 --- --- ---
2019 2,826 3,972 1,222
2018 2,387 3,866 1,449


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