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GELITA Trail Marathon Heidelberg

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Location Heidelberg, Germany

Distance Marathon

About GELITA Trail Marathon Heidelberg

In Heidelberg, one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, one of the most exceptional marathons of the whole country takes place. On October 6th the GELITA Trail Marathon leads the runners not only through the amazing old town of Heidelberg but also over exhausting trails and across several mountains around the city at the Neckar.

The runners pass numerous landmarks including the old bridge, the philosophers trail, the holy mountain and the famous castle of Heidelberg.

A special challenge is the legendary “Himmelsleiter” the heavens ladder. About 800 natural sand stone stairs must be conquered to reach the finish on the Karlsplatz, a beautiful place in Heidelberg’s old town with an amazing view at the old castle. This makes the marathon distance especially tough, with overall 1.500 meters altitude difference and creates a challenge only experienced Trail runners will manage.

But participants with another state of training can participate in the GELITA Trail Marathon, too. With the app. 30 km long “Half-trail” and the “Himmelsleiter-Run” (app. 10km) and the marathon team-relays, there are distances for Trail running beginners as well.

The obstacle kids-runs though the old-town make the GELITA Trail Marathon an event for the whole family to enjoy.



Various hotel located near the event area.

After Race Services

Finisher nutrition and massage service after the race. Showering facilities available.

Aid Stations

Water, electrolyte drinks, fruits, energy bars and energy gels in constant intervals.

Award Medals

First three places of all competitions (m/f/mixed) 

Equipment Storage

Depot for bags right beside the finish line.

Maximum Time

Maximum Time for Marathon: 7h. Several Checkpoints need to be passed before a specific time.


Few parking spots available in car parks around the event-location. Public transport recommended.

Provided Photo Service

Pictures can be bought from after the event.


No qualification needed.

Race Kit Includes

Race number, runners bag, free bag storage, nutrition, massage service, free local public transport.


Available during and after the race


Timing by race|result  


Train, tram or bus highly recommended. Free local public transport for participants. The event takes in the old town of Heidelberg.


Karlspl., 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

GELITA Trail Marathon Heidelberg Ticket prices: €19.00 - €100.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.