The Lousberglauf on the legendary Teufelsberg is the cult run in Aachen. Even though it's only 5,555 meters long, it packs a punch. It's special topography is even a special challenge for experienced runners. The unique mix of hobby and professional runners is the charm that attracts all of the spectators and participants.
|Where?||Rütscher Straße at Lousberg Aachen|
|Cost||8 Euros for students and staff, 15 Euros for guests|
THE Cult Run in Aachen
The Lousberglauf has been a tradition for over two decades and is one of the most well-known sports events in Aachen aside from CHIO. Whether you're a professional or hobby runner, whether you wear athletic clothing or a costume, everyone is welcome to participate. The runners, who manage to get one of the highly coveted bibs, all have the same goal: to scale the 5,555 meter circuit of the Teufelsberg.
An Event That Brings People Together
The event is underscored by an entertaining stage program. Aside from live music and performances there are interviews with experts from the University Hospital and the local running scene, who give important tips all about running. Integration is characteristic to the Lousberglauf. The event brings together RWTH and FH students and residents of Aachen – the Lousberglauf connects.
Preparation is Everything!
Every year it's a greatly anticipated free for all who will cross the finish line as champion. The course profile packs a punch. Almost half of the course is consistently uphill. Athletes must distribute their strength accordingly in order to make it to the finish line. Weeks before the race the Teufelsberg is covered with runners training. The Lousberglauf is a true challenge, even for experienced runners.
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The Lousberg is located on the northern edge of the City of Aachen. The race begins in front of the Wohntürmen or student dormitories of Student Services at Rütscher Straße 175. Please note that the streets around the race area will be blocked off during certain times the day of the event. There is no parking available directly on site. You can find more information on the page Brief Information.
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Unlike the other University Sports offers, there is no additional insurance coverage when participating in this event. We strongly recommend acquiring your own insurance protection.