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The LGG Kevelaer Marathon is a winter road running event in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) in Germany.

It has been held every year since 2003 in early January in the village of Twisteden, a district of the town of Kevelaer, situated just three kilometres from the border with the Netherlands.

Organized by the LGG Laufsport Kevelaer running club, the race features a flat 6km loop course through farmland and woods.

The 42.195km marathon is seven laps of this course, plus 195 metres at the end.

The route has been certified by the German Athletics Association DLV.

The marathon attracts approximately 300 to 400 runners every year.


Update (9 July 2019):

After 17 years of LGG Kevelaer Marathon races it was announced that the event will not be held any more in the future.


Map of the venue:


17. LGG Kevelaer Marathon:


  • 6 January 2019 (Sunday)

Number of finishers 2019:

  • 285 marathon runners
  • 38 relay teams

Event website:

  • www.marathon-kevelaer.de (out of date)



Race information:


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