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journey & running routes


Timetable 2023

Sunday, 19.03.
09:15 - Köfo - Ultra 63,3 km and Marathon over 5 hours
11.00 / 11.15 / 11.30 . Semi-Marathon and Marathon
Finish time: 16:30 Uhr
Start number pickup - changed times:
The starting numbers will only be given on Sundays directly at the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium (AMG), Kaule 3-15 in 51429 Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg and on Saturday from 12.00 until 16.00.

Start and destination:

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

Award ceremony

The first 3 fastest runners in the marathon will receive a wooden stele as a trophy. Only the net running time counts! Also, there are valuable material prizes from the Swiss company ON - running on clouds - for places 1-6 in the overall ranking. A cash payout is not possible.

Age groups

The scores are generated in the result lists. An AG victory ceremony is not possible. Certificates can be printed from the result lists.

Our running route

21,1 k
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.

Marathon and Ultra
Two or three half marathon loops throught the Königsforst woods.
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 accepted by the german running association.