Sunday 18 August 2024

Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Schwarzenberger Edelweißlauf draws about 300 runners and nordic walkers to Schwarzenberg, a beautiful old mining town located in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in the state of Sachsen (Saxony) in Germany, near the border with the Czech Republic.

These five races are available:

  • 500m Bambino-Runde
  • 2.5km Jedermannlauf
  • 5km Fitnesslauf
  • 5km Walking / Nordic Walking
  • 10km Aktivlauf

The route is a very scenic, hilly and challenging 2.5km-long loop. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is approximately 50 metres.

Starting on Markt, the small cobbled main square in the picturesque Altstadt (Old Town), the race takes the runners through the town centre, along the Schwarzwasser stream and through the former Eisenbahntunnel (railway tunnel) under the Schlossberg (Castle Hill).

The event takes place on the final day of the annual Altstadt- und Edelweißfest, a three-day street festival that celebrates the Schwarzenberger Edelweiß which has grown in the town since it was unintentionally imported from Spain in the 19th century:


Schwarzenberger Edelweiß, Schwarzenberg, Sachsen, Germany (Copyright © 2020 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


11. Schwarzenberger Edelweißlauf:


  • 18 August 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: 291
  • 2022: 239
  • 2021: 185
  • 2020: Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019: 232
  • 2018: 212
  • 2017: 220
  • 2016: 218



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