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.