The Bertlicher Straßenläufe ("Bertlich Road Races") are held three times per year in Herten, a former mining town in the green northern part of the industrial Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr region) in Germany's state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia).


Map of the venue:


Each event offers a plethora of races, all starting and finishing at the athletics track in Bertlich, a district of Herten:

  • 850m for children
  • 5km
  • 7.5km
  • 10km
  • 15km
  • 21.1km half marathon
  • 30km
  • 42.2km marathon

The route runs on more-or-less flat roads through agricultural land. The course has been accurately measured.

The half marathon is two laps, the 30k race is three laps and the full marathon is also three laps. The time limit to finish the marathon is five hours.

On average, each event attracts approximately 800 to 900 participants.


Bertlicher Straßenläufe 2021:


  • Sunday 14 February 2021 - Cancelled
  • Sunday 26 September 2021
  • Sunday 28 November 2021


Bertlicher Straßenläufe 2020:


  • Sunday 16 February 2020 - Cancelled
  • Sunday 27 September 2020 - Cancelled
  • Sunday 29 November 2020 - Cancelled


Event website:


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