The Brocken-Marathon is a competition with very special requirements. About 1000 meters make this marathon one of the toughest endurance races in Germany. Only well-trained runners should risk this challenge. On the Brocken summit prevails alpine climate.With strong wind and weather envelope must be expected. In this case (kilometer 17) are issued by the organizer yellow jackets for chunks Passage (return then the Bonecrusher) at the Iron table. Each participant should be prepared and bears personal responsibility for their health. In the event that unreasonable weather conditions are expected on the Brocken, the organizer reserves operationally a route change before. Just before and after the Brocken crosses the marathon route the tracks of Brockenbahn. When approaching a turn, the running track will be suspended by safety posts. The instructions of the security items to be obeyed. It may cause the disqualification of participants of the Brocken Marathon who have not passed the chunks until 12:00 are disqualified.
This is one of the most beautiful nature runs through the picturesque landscape of the Harz National Park. Since 1978, around 3,000 participants and many guests come on the second weekend in October to Wernigerode. From the marathon over the brocken to the brocken children run, there is something suitable for everyone.
In this almost legendary running track taking a look at the vertical profile is worthwhile. Every year this extraordinary challenge with new enthusiastic fans. Maybe you will this year conquer Northern Germany's highest mountain run ...
The marathon course is a circular course in which the 1141.2 m above sea level. NHN high chunk must be conquered. Start and finish are located in the district of Wernigerode Hasserode . On the route are a total of 1150 meters of altitude to overcome.
The Brocken was during the GDR in the restricted zone and could therefore not be crossed. With the reunification of the first "real" Brocken-Marathon with 386 runners took place in 1990. Two years later, the Brocken crossing was prohibited from nature protection reasons. Since 1993 there has been a compromise with the National Park Authority, according to which a maximum of 1,000 runners must cross the Brocken plateau in the course of 42.195 kilometers long and 1,200 meters in altitude measured Marathon.