Saturday 8 April 2023

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 8,000 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:


75. Paderborner Osterlauf:


  • 8 April 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 5km: 1,500 runners
    • 10km: 2,489 runners
    • 21.1km: 796 runners
  • 2021:
    • Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019:
    • 5km: 2,826 runners
    • 10km: 3,972 runners
    • 21.1km: 1,222 runners
  • 2018:
    • 5km: 2,387 runners
    • 10km: 3,866 runners
    • 21.1km: 1,449 runners


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