running: Infos & Downloads about the Koenigsforst marathon


time & place

starting time
10:00 am - half-marathon + marathon - 1st block - 2002 and older
10:15 am - half-marathon + marathon - 2nd block - 2002 and older
10:30 am - half-marathon + marathon - 3rd block - 2002 and older
10:45 am - half-marathon + marathon - 4th block - 2002 and older
Start number collection:
Saturday, 17.10. From 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. - Assembly hall of the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium, Kaule 3-15, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg
Sunday, 18.10. From 8.00 a.m. - Group I: Protestant primary school Bensberg, Gartenstraße 15, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg - Group II: Catholic primary school Bensberg, Eichelstraße 9-11, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg
Note: all runners will still be notified at which primary school they can pick up their race number on Sunday.

Start and finish:

Bensberg near Cologne – Kaule 3-15, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach - Bensberg
in front of the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium

Victory ceremony

The first 3 runners in the overall ranking will each receive a valuable shopping voucher from the Swiss company ON running.
This can be redeemed at Bunert - Der Kölner Laufladen, Aachener Straße 233-237, 50931 Cologne.
The overall 4-6 finishers will also receive a high-quality material prize from Sebamed.

The first 6 men/women of both races can pick up their winner's cup, ON-Bunert voucher or non-cash prize in the assembly hall of the Gymnasium directly after the finish, medal presentation, photo shooting and finish catering INDIVIDUALLY with mouth-and-nose protection.

Unfortunately it is not possible this year to honour age groups according to the Corona protection concept.
Certificates can always be printed via the result lists.
Results lists are live and will not be posted on site.

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!