Sunday 15 October 2023

Völkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


This Halbmarathon (half marathon) in Germany's state of Sachsen (Saxony) begins and ends at the 91-metre-high Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations), one of Europe's biggest monuments, located about four kilometres south-east of the city centre of Leipzig.

The route loops through the southern outskirts of Leipzig and through rural areas where a coalition of Russian, Prussian, Austrian and Swedish armies defeated Napoleon in a fierce battle in October 1813.

The course is mainly flat.

Participants have the choice to run the race as an individual or as a relay (2x10.55km).

In 2023, the event will also offer a 10k race.


Map of the venue:


Halbmarathon Leipzig 2023:


  • 15 October 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 21.1km relay
2022 1,032 33 teams
2021 1,458 46 teams
2020 Event cancelled
2019 1,260 53 teams
2018 1,435 70 teams


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