Trail Running


Dates, Prices and Booking


Target Group and Requirements

This running course is aimed at all runners who wish to leave the wide roads and tracks and want to start or get more secure at running on small forest paths / trails.

The course requires that you have already gained some running experience, for example through the running courses Level 2 and that you can run for at least 60 minutes at a time.

Contents and Goals

At the center of the course program is the safe running on small paths and the joy of running in nature. For this, we will specifically train running uphill and downhill on trails. The running rounds are 8-10km each.

Since we run in the darker seasons as well, we will train running with a headlamp.
Furthermore, theoretical basics of training will be taught.


A headlamp of at least 120 Lumen is required for participation. There is a limited number of headlamps, therefore, not for all participants, that can be borrowed for a course period . The loan is made by the instructor during the course hours.


The meeting point is the Park & Ride parking lot at Westfriedhof. Please arrive dressed in sportswear and running shoes. There are no changing and shower facilities available at the meeting point. Regular participation in the course is recommended.


Links and Further Activities

If you want to participate in a big running event, you can register for the RWTH Campuslauf. This event offers two different course lengths and also a relay race. Alternatively, the Lousberglauf takes place in July.

If you would rather look behind the scenes at the running events and organize the event with a dedicated team, then feel free to sign up as a volunteer.


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