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Goethe.Culture.Run: Bronze monument to the German poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller in Weimar © Maik Schuck / Weimar GmbHGoethe.Culture.Run: Participants engage in artistic activities © SCC EVENTS / Tom WenigGoethe.Culture.Run: Group of runners crossing an avenue © SCC EVENTS / Tom Wenig


April 27, 2025


There are many running events, but the Goethe.Culture.Run has it all!

Why take part in the Goethe.Culture.Run on 27 April 2025 in Weimar?

  • At the end of April, the cultural city of Weimar will be dressed in its glorious spring colours.
  • With four courses on offer, there is a suitable distance for everyone.
  • 8 cultural breaks invite you to enjoy some intellectual pleasure during the run.
  • Unique event shirt included as a souvenir.
  • Exclusive medal for all finishers at the finish area.
  • Exceptional opportunity to explore the cultural city of Weimar on foot.

“Being is a duty, even if it's just for a moment!”

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What was going on in Weimar on 7 November 1775? And was Goethe a runner?

Whether it was actually exactly five o'clock in the morning on a gloomy 7th November when Johann Wolfgang von Goethe got out of the carriage after his arrival in Weimar is open to debate. What is certain beyond doubt is that Goethe arrived in the cultural capital of Weimar in 1775 and took German literature to a new level. Weimar itself became the epitome of German culture. What we also know: Goethe loved physical activity and was said to be a fan of ice skating. He hiked, but probably didn't run, as we understand it. He would undoubtedly have taken part in such an innovative experience as the Goethe.Culture.Race.

“I feel so far away and yet so close, And say only too gladly: there I am! there!”

There is a distance for every taste

We have something for every ability level in our range of distances. Long-distance runners can look forward to around 26 kilometres before receiving their medal at the finish line. The middle distance is around seven kilometres and the short distance is a good four kilometres. Cultural breaks invite you to pause for a while on all routes.

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