Saturday 6 April 2024

The Göltzschtal-Marathon route runs through the village of Weißensand (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Germany's third-oldest marathon, the Göltzschtal-Marathon, takes runners out and back along the Göltzsch, a 40-kilometre-long river that has carved a lovely valley through the hills of the Vogtland region in the state of Sachsen (Saxony) in eastern Germany.

There's a number of race distances for runners to choose from:

  • marathon
  • half marathon
  • 10k race
  • 10k nordic walking
  • 5k race
  • 1.5k run for children

The full marathon is two laps of the half marathon course.

Starting on the athletics track of the small town of Lengenfeld, the route follows a disused railway track that has been converted into a cycleway, the Göltzschtal-Radweg.

The race is run on mixed terrain—half on asphalt and half on gravel. The route is gently undulating. The out portion of the course runs mainly downhill, the return portion uphill.

The turnaround point is in Mylau, approximately two kilometres from the Göltzschtalbrücke (Göltzsch Viaduct), the world's largest brick-built bridge:


Göltzschtalbrücke, Sachsen, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


55. Göltzschtal-Marathon:


  • 6 April 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  1.5km 5km 10km 21.1km 42.2km
2023 69 94 187 191 50
2022 45 62 121 125 50
2021 11 27 56 125 51


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