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An event organised by the
Hanseatic City of Lübeck

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The Stadtwerke Lübeck Marathon is an open cross-country race approved by DLV and the Athletic Association of Schleswig-Holstein. It offers eight different competitions. The participation in the run takes place only after prior notification and authorization by the organizer. Ratings are made according to invitations to tender presented here.

1. Initiator and patron of the event

Hanseatic City of Lübeck, City President Klaus Puschaddel

2. Host / Organizer

Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (DLV)
Schleswig-Holsteinischer Leichtathletik-Verband e.V.

3. Marketing

PRO EVENT, www.agentur-proevent.de, tel +49 (0)381-375 69 20
responsible for advertising space, promotion stands, catering, track actions, rights of any kind

4. Venue and date

start and finish: Kohlmarkt, Lübeck

date: Sunday, 15 October 2023

5. Competitions / fees / times

The amount of the application fee depends on your registration date.

marathon (42.2 km)
40 € 53 € 63 € 70 € 10.00 am
marathon-duo (2x21.1 km) 60 € 76 € 90 € 100 € 10.00 am
students run (2.1 km)
6 € 6 € 6 € 6 € 10.05 am
DAK-Gesundheit-family-run (4.2 km) 8 € 10 € 12 € 15 € 10.05 am
halfmarathon (21.1 km) 30 € 38 € 45 € 50 € 11.00 am
10 km run
20 € 25 € 30 € 37 € 11.15 am
10 km walk 17 € 25 € 30 € 37 € 11.15 am
marathon-relay (10x4.2km) 120 € 130 € 150 €   11.25 am
functional short sleeved shirt 22 € 22 € 22 € 22 €  
functional long sleeved shirt
27 € 27 € 27 € 27 €  

* Late registrations are only possible until the number of participants of the single competition has been reached.

6. Benefits for all participants

Every participant gets

  • a personal finisher medal
  • certificate of participation
  • tents for massage in the finish area
  • Dressroom / baggage drop / showers / toilets
  • free use of indoor swimming bath
  • supply of food

The results will be presented online and in the print supplement of the Lübecker Nachrichten on 25 October 2022. The ceremony of all competitions will take place on the market of Lübeck.

7. Issue of race documents

IMPORTANT: The race number distribution in 2023 will take place in the Börsensaal in the Lübeck City Hall!

The address is: Am Rathausplatz in 23552 Lübeck.

At the following times the collection of the starting documents is possible:

  • Friday, 13.10.:
    12.00 - 18.00 h
  • Saturday, 14.10.:
    10.00 - 18.00 h
  • Sunday, the 15.10.:
    from 07.00 a.m. until one hour before the starting signal.

On Sunday there will be only (!) a distribution to out-of-towners.

A late registration is only possible Friday and Saturday! (depending on availability)

8. Changes / re-registration / complaint / resignation

A refund of the organization fee is not possible in any case. The start number is only valid for the registered person and is not transferable. It is possible to change the registration to another competition at any time. In case of an "up-registration" the difference has to be paid, in case of a "down-registration" there will be no refund of the difference.

NEW: If you notice a spelling mistake, number error or similar, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for change. Changes can also be made on site at the race number distribution. A change costs 5,00 EUR and has to be paid in cash on site.

9. Locker / Luggage / Showers / Toilets / indoor swimming pool

Available in the main gym (Mühlenstraße 74) by presenting your starting number for free until 5:00 pm

Every participant has the opportunity to deposit his luggage for free at the Haerder Center. For this you have to take a "Lübeck Marathon tape" at the issue of bibs and enter your bib numer. This will be glued on your luggage/ jacket/ etc. and only with the correct number, you will get it back.

Showers are also available free of charge after the races in the main gymnasium at Mühlenstraße 74, in the immediate vicinity of the start and finish area, upon presentation of the race number until 5:00 pm.

Available in the area Marienkirchhof - passage to the market ist possible

indoor swimming pool:
After the race you can use the swimming pools in the Schmiedestraße. With a valid starting number you get free entrance until 5:00 pm.

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10. Route (old town - Herrentunnel - Baltic Sea and ships)

All runs (see course map) will be completed on one course. The route runs straight from the historic old town. Starting area for all competitions is the Kohlmarkt close to the city hall. From here the course goes around the Holstentor (only marathon, students run and family run), further along An der Untertrave and Beckergrube. All other competitions go directly from Kohlmarkt via Königstraße towards the Burgtor. Before, all participants of all routes meet here. It continous through Travemünder Allee and Herrentunnel towards Travemünde. The marathon and halfmarathon runners pass the neighborhoods Siems and Rangenberg.
The turning points for the DAK-Gesundheit-family-run, the marathon-relay (after 2.1 km) and halfmarathon (after 10.55 km) are marked with booth and helpers. The 10 km run also starts at the Kohlmarkt and leads through Königstraße to Travemünder Allee. The turning point is behind the pedestrian bridge Isrealsdorf. The marathon turning point is directly at the western end, right on the promenade of Travemünde. Beforehand, the lighthouse will be surrounded on the pier. From here the marathon runners run back to Lübeck.

One of the highlights during the marathon and halfmarathon is running twice through the Herrentunnel (around 9 km after start and 8 km before finish). The Herrentunnel has a length of approximately 800 m and a slope of 6 % until 31 m below sea level. Thanks to modern technology (ventilation, lighting) there are good conditions for the runners inside the tunnel. Already in 2005, more than 4500 runners ran through the tunnel. For information click here: www.herrentunnel.de.

There are refreshment stands approximately every 3.5 km - partially with mobile toilets.

More information about arrival, accomodation, program, showers/ toilets, luggage, issue of race documents and sights of Lübeck can be found on this page.

Here you can find 3 course maps. Please note, that there may be some differences between the map view and the satellite view of the interactive Google-map. The original route was officially measured.

course map - low resolution
course map - high resolution

Google Maps

11. Information for duo marathon

The transition area for the marathon duo is located in Travemünde on the pier. The second runner must organize the outward journey alone. On-site parking is available in the Leuchtenfeld parking lot, which is reserved for the marathon duo runners. Possible procedure: The first runner can take the key from the second runner there and drive by car to the Beckergrube in Lübeck. In the upper area of the Beckergrube there is a parking lot, which can be used against presentation of the start number. If the second runner passes this place then, both can run together further through the finish.

12. Timing

The electronic timing is realized by the Agency PRO EVENT. Your time is measured by an intregrated ship in your bib number. A return of the bib numbers and transponder is not necessary.

13. Pacemaker

We are looking for official marathon-pacemaker for the following times:

  • 5:00:00 h
  • 4:30:00 h
  • 4:15:00 h
  • 4:00:00 h
  • 3:45:00 h
  • 3:30:00 h

Pacemaker are marked by a balloon with the target time as well as a garish shirt, also printed with the target time. If you' re interested in being pacemaker, please write a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your complete contact details. We will contact you.

14. Eventshirt

Also in 2023 there is again the official event shirt in the colors gray (short sleeve) and black (long sleeve). Both are functional shirts, i.e. optimal for wearing while running, whether in a trial run or marathon. Here you can see the shirt of 2022.

 PE 15SWLM 2022 Shirts Ansicht 1PE 15SWLM 2022 Shirts Ansicht 3


15. Noodle Party the day before

One more highlight in Lübeck: the noodle party! Already on the day before the main event (Saturday, October 14) the annual Nudelparty takes place. ATTENTION! 2022 the noodle party will not take place on the market place. You will receive the exact location by mail before the event. The party will start at 12.00 o'clock and will end at about 17.30 o'clock. In addition to the most important information you will receive a nutritious pasta dinner. For 2023 we plan to have a vegetarian as well as a meat version. An absolute must for running and Lübeck enthusiasts!

Tickets can be ordered directly at the registration for only 6,50€.

16. Award ceremony

marathon / halfmarathon Place 1-6 m/f, age group results only on certificates and in protocol
10 km run Place 1-3 m/f, age group results only on certificates and in protocol
10 km walk Place 1-3 m/f, age group results only on certificates and in protocol
marathon-duo (2x21.1km) Place 1, m/f/mixed
marathon-relay (10x4.2km) Place 1-3, + fastest women relay
DAK-Gesundheit-family run Place 1-3 m/f, age group results only on certificates and in protocol
students run Place 1-3 m/f, other age group results only on certificates and in protocol

Please look at the timetable for all award ceremonies (within 1 hour after victories run-in). All award ceremonies will take place on the stage on the market.

17. Traffic situation on 15.10.23

Traffic closures and detour recommendations on the occasion of the "15th Stadtwerke Lübeck Marathon" on Sunday, October 15, 2023


Dear road users !

On the day of the event, you must expect traffic obstructions along the entire running route between Lübeck city center and Lübeck-Travemünde. Please have understanding for the sport in the Hanseatic city on this day and follow the instructions of the many police officers or stewards.


In order to be able to assist you as accurately as possible with your travel plans on the day of the marathon in advance, we have listed the individual closures below (subject to any changes that may become necessary at short notice). Please pay particular attention to the information on public transport and the Priwall ferry.


In addition, you will find a road map with the route and various notes for road users via the attached link.


Closure notices / detour recommendations:

1. inner city area
1.1 City center
The roadways Gustav- Radbruch- Platz, Burgtorbrücke, Große Burgstraße, Koberg, Breite Straße will be closed to vehicle traffic during the entire event. Furthermore, the streets Kohlmarkt and Sandstraße will be closed during the event. The closure of Kohlmarkt will begin the night before. You can reach the city center from the north via the BAB A1 (Zentrum exit) or via the other city center access roads (Mühlentorbrücke, Hüxtertorbrücke, Hubbrücke, Drehbrücke).
1.2 Closure Holstentorplatz / An der Untertrave / Beckergrube
Holstenstraße, Holstentorplatz up to the intersection Possehlstraße / Willy- Brandt- Allee as well as the further running route via An der Untertrave, Beckergrube up to Breite Straße will be closed for approx. 20 minutes during the start phase (10.00 a.m.). Afterwards, you will be able to use the route.

2. Area B75
The Travemünder Allee / B 75 towards the city center from the Israelsdorf exit will be completely closed during the event. The bus stops will not be served by Stadtverkehr/LVG in this area.
2.1 Closure of Eichenweg in both directions
Detour recommendation: Direction Israelsdorf via Wesloer Str. - Arnimstr. - Heiligen-Geist-Kamp - Luisenstr. - Forstmeisterweg - Am Schellbruch - Medebekstr. Direction B 75 via Eichenweg - Waldstr. - Medebekstr. - Am Schellbruch - Forstmeisterweg - Luisenstr.
2.2 Closure of the access road to the Kreuzweg bridge at Wesloer Weg Redirection of traffic to Wesloer Weg
Detour recommendation: Direction city center via B104 - Wesloer Landstr. - Schlutuper Str. - Moltkestr. - Hüxtertordamm - Mühlenbrücke Direction Travemünde via B104 - Wesloer Landstr. - Arnimstr. - Heiligen-Geist-Kamp - B 75
2.3 Traffic control: Herrentunnel/ Am Stau
Traffic stops to allow runners to cross, priority is given to runners In the northbound direction, runners have priority, traffic control follows. The exit "Am Stau" remains passable under restrictions.

3. Area Kücknitz
The district of Kücknitz can only be approached via Seelandstraße. The exit Siems (B 75), out of town, is closed, so that over the Solmitzbrücke (exit Kücknitz) must be turned and the exit Siems, in town, used. Public transport will also access the Kücknitz district via Seelandstraße. Travemünder Landstraße will be closed from the Solmitzstraße junction to Skandinavienkai. The public transport stops will not be served; the public transport will travel via the B 75.
3.1 Closure of the street Kieselgrund at the junction Seelandstr.
Detour recommendation: Direction Kücknitz via Seelandstr. - Werkstr. - Kücknitzer Hauptstr. direction Travemünde / B75, Hamburg, BAB: via Siemser Landstr. / Dänischburger Landstr. to AS Sereetz
3.2 Closure of the road Im Brunskroog between AS Kücknitz and An der Kehre
Detour recommendation: Direction Rangenberg via Waldhusener Weg - Am Wallberg - Forstweg - Borstelweg - Ünnerdörch - Geleitweg Direction Kücknitz via Kücknitzer Scheide - Geleitweg - Unnerdörch - Borstelweg - Forstweg - Am Wallberg - Waldhusener Weg - B 75 - AS Siems - Seelandstr. - Werkstr. - Kücknitzer Hauptstr. Direction Travemünde and Lübeck also to Waldhusener Weg
3.3 Closure of the road section Waldhusener Weg between Kirchplatz and access ramp Kücknitz, traffic control in the intersection Solmitzstr. / Kirchplatz / Waldhusener Weg
Detour recommendation: Direction city center, Travemünde, BAB via Kücknitzer Hauptstr. - Werkstr. - Seelandstr. - Siemser Landstr. - Dänischburger Landstr. - to AS Sereetz
3.4 Closure of Travemünder Landstr. near Solmitzstraße
Detour recommendation: Direction Travemünde, Ivendorf, Pöppendorf (see 3.3)
3.5 Closure of Travemünder Landstr. at the height of Elbingstr.
Detour recommendation: Direction Lübeck, Travemünde, Ivendorf, Pöppendorf (see 3.3)
3.6 Closure of Travemünder Landstr. in the direction of Kücknitz
Detour recommendation: Direction Lübeck, Kücknitz via Surenfeld - Pöppendorf - Am Ring - Waldhusen - Waldhusener Weg - B 75 To Kücknitz via B 75 - exit Siems - Seelandstraße - Werkstraße - Kücknitzer Hauptstraße

3. Area Kücknitz
4. area Travemünde Ivendorf can only be reached via Pöppendorf, Ovendorf, Teutendorf and Travemünde. Ivendorfer Landstraße is closed between Frankenkrogweg and Rönnauer Weg. The Pommernzentrum can only be approached via Rönnauer Weg, fire department access road. Public transport will also be able to reach the Pommernzentrum. The Priwall ferry will stop its operation in the period from 10:00 - 14:00.
4.1 Closure of Ivendorfer Landstraße between Rönnauer Weg and Fahrenkrogweg
Detour recommendation: Direction Travemünde via Frankenkrogweg - connecting road Frankenkrogweg / Rönnauer Weg - Rönnauer Weg - Ivendorfer Landstr. direction Kücknitz via B 75 - AS Siems direction Pöppendorf / Ivendorf via Rönnauer Weg - connecting road to Frankenkrogweg
4.2 Closure of the access to the Priwall Ferry
Detour recommendation: Direction Priwall via B 75 - Schlutup - Selmsdorf - Dassow
4.3 Closure of the access road to Vorderreihe
Detour recommendation: Direction Vorderreihe via Lotsenberg - Paul-Brümmer-Str. - Rose
4.4 Closure of Trelleborgallee between Außenallee and Am Leuchtenfeld
Detour recommendation: Direction parking lot Am Leuchtenfeld via Außenallee - Trelleborgallee (one-way street lifted)

Map on Google- Maps

18. Accompanying program

The hanseatic city Lübeck, Travemünde and the Baltic Sea are always nice to visit. Please seek early enough for a place to stay, as runner or guest. At the event day will be some traffic restrictions in Lübeck and Travemünde. To avoid any struggle to get to the event, please use the public transport system. For all viewers, companions and participants a varied program is offered at the market. The focus however is on the running competitions, information about the races, results and ceremonies. Shifts in the time table are possible under certain circumstances! At the event more than 750 volunteers from Lübeck associations, fire departments and other organizations are involved. Only in cooperation with all departments of the city of Lübeck, the police, the city traffic Lübeck and others, such an event can be realized! Thanks to all organizers!

19. Photoservice - your personal event photo

Also this year, the team of Sportograf supports the Stadtwerke Lübeck Marathon with photographers along the routes. They will position at the hotspots an try to photograph each runner/ walker. Afterwards you can buy the photos. For that you only need your bib number, which you enter in the following banner. Then you will be directed to your personal photos. 

bib number:

20. Results of 2022

Below you can find the results of the 15th Stadtwerke Lübeck Marathon.


21. Running conditions

Our running conditions in German can be found here.

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