What began in 2002 as a military challenge has made a name for itself over the past 20 years as Germany’s northernmost long-distance race. In addition to the 3.8-kilometer course in cool seawater, the OstseeMan scores with a 180-kilometer, slightly hilly circuit beautiful landscape and the final 42.198-kilometer run course. Along the coast, directly at the water, it leads in the direction of Schwennau to the 1st turning point. Over several kilometers the course then goes along the beach path and the promenade to Quellental. With a loop through the Flensburger Segel-Club it goes back. Passing the start and finish line again, the runners move on to the next lap and later to the finish line.
But regardless of whether the athletes complete the OM or the OM113 – the family-like atmosphere of the renowned event, paired with the Nordic nature, speaks for itself. And let’s be honest: What could be better than feeling the cool Baltic Sea waves on your feet at sunrise and looking forward to the start?