running: Infos & Downloads about the Koenigsforst marathon


time & place

starting time
09:30 Uhr - 10km run - 1:15 h - 2004 and older
11:00 Uhr - 21,1km half marathon - 3:00 h - 2002 and older
11:00 Uhr - 42,2km Marathon - 5:30 h - 2000 and older
11:15 Uhr - 5km run - 0:45 h - 2006 and older
competition office
Kaule 3-15, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach - Bensberg,in the lobby of the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasiums
Saturday 17.10. from 12.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday 18.10. from 8.00 a.m.

Start und Finish:

Bensberg near Cologne (Köln)– Kaule 3-15, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach - Bensberg
infront of the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium

award ceremony

11:40 Uhr - 10 km - Top 6 in finish - men & women
12:00 Uhr - 5 km Top 3 in finish- men, women, youth U20 and pupils U16
13:00 Uhr - 21,1 km - Top 6 in finish- M/W and AG-winner until M/W 80
15:30 Uhr - 42,2 km - Top 6 in finish - M/W and winner until M/W 80 can go to the competition office in the lobby of the AMG where you can get your certificate and prizes, as soon as the result lists are hanging out.

new running routes since 2017

Route 5 km:
The 5 kilometres are a circuit, its first half downhill and logically followed by some uphill sections. The first 1,5km and the last 800m you are running on the road.

Route 10 km:
The 10 kilometres are also a circuit, identical with the half marathon for the first 6 kilometres. When arriving at the 'Emperor Oak' the 10km Runners turn right on the Pioneer-hut-road. The routes are firm and good to run. Between 7,5 and 9km the path becomes a little wavy, so to sum up use controled speed and organise your endurance for this very divercified and attractive 10km distance.

Route half marathon:
After about 1,3km the runners use well known paths along the roads from Bensberg to Forsbach. As always we offer a route balanced by firm wood paths and 6,5km blocked road, just as routes through the Königsforst wood. The route profile is divercified and wavy. The wolf way between km 7 and km 8 is a little more challenging. The last kilometres also slope slightly to medium upwards towards the finish. Neverhteless there are plenty of flat and downhill passages along the route. The circuit is good to run no matter what weather conditions are present. The Königsforst Marathon and half marathon is one of the oldest lanscape runs in Germany and is a perfect preperation for a City marathon in the spring time.

Route Marathon:
Two large half marathon loops throught the Königsforst woods - see above.
kilometre indicators 1, 2, 3, 5 and then every 5 km - 3 nutrition spots per round
If a participants decides after the first round to exit and run into the finish, he/she will automatically be judged as a half marathon participant!!

All routes are DLV measured and are accepted by the (running) associations!