100 kilometres in 24 hours – just take a moment to let those numbers sink in.
The ‘Horizontale – Rund um Jena’ long-distance walking event is a very ambitious, demanding, but also highly popular event in Jena. It promises 100 kilometres of amazing scenery and stunning panoramic views.
A thousand participants grapple with the task of walking 100 kilometres around Jena in 24 hours. The distance is a challenge even for seasoned long-distance walkers, but there are several waypoints along the route where you can recharge your batteries with some food and drink. If you’re not sure you can handle the full walk, or just prefer a shorter one, there’s the 35 kilometre Sportwanderung route instead. It costs €26 to register for the 100km event, but beware – the places are usually snapped up within a few hours!
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The action-packed Kernberg Run offers three alternatives. Choose from distances of 5, 15 or 27 kilometres through the unique countryside around Jena with its steep Triassic limestone hills and fantastic views over the city and the Middle Saale Valley.
100 kilometres’ worth of time to yourself ‒ Hartmut Rosa
Once a year, the city hosts the ‘Horizontale – Rund um Jena’ event, a 100-kilometre walk in 24 hours.
Trail running in the Kernberge hills
There are three trail running routes in the Kernberge hills that provide an additional challenge to the regular running paths in Jena’s Paradies Park.