Every Saturday
Parkrun Groningen, part of the worldwide phenomenon parkruns. Every Saturday at 9 am in the city park. The event is organized entirely by volunteers every time, and is completely free. Highly recommended.

Saturday 5th February.
Ommen (Near Zwolle, aprox 1 hour by car from Groningen)
10-21-43 KM
Run Forest Run is het trailrunning organisation in the North of the Netherlands. Good marked routes/ beautiful scenery, and good aid stations.

Sunday 20th February
Roden (20km from Groningen, good bus connection)
17 – 25 – 34 – 43 KM
A pleasant run through the mensinge forest.

Saturday 5th March
Gasteren (only 25km from Groningen, but hard to reach by public transport)
13 – 24 – 43 KM
Another Run Forest Run event. If it is organised by Run Forest Run you know you will get a quality run.

Saturday 5th March
Haren (Just south of Groningen)
6.4 – 12.3 – 21 KM
Already fully booked. Probably few weeks before the event tickets available by marktplaats.nl or the social media’s.

Saturday 12th March
5 – 10 -16 – 21 KM
Running in the dark, nice atmosphere

Saturday 19th March
Leek (20km from Groningen, good bus connection)
5 – 10 – 21 KM (Also distances for the youth)
Classic run, always nice to be there. 34th edition

Sunday 27th March
Annerboscross te Annen
5 – 10 KM
Village run

Sunday 10th April
Urban Trail Groningen
5 – 10 KM
Big event, a route that takes you through many striking and iconic buildings of the city. Sightseeing and running, always good combination.

The past from 2021:


Saturday 6 november
4 and 8 km (also different distances for the youth)
This classic (63rd edition!!) in the Noorderplantsoen is intended for a wide audience. From young participants to trained running enthusiasts; everyone is welcome at this running festival.
Sunday 14 november (registration until 11 November)
Vries (20km south of Groningen)
5 or 10 km
The route, partly through the village and partly outside the village, is on paved roads and is 5 km long. The 10 km runners do this round twice.

Sunday 21 november
4, 7, 10, 13 of 16 kilometer
Groningen Athletics has been organizing this events for 31 years. In the winter months (November to February) every 3rd Sunday morning running in het stadspark. Start on the athletics track, then run 3km laps through the city park. 5 euros each time, or 16 euros for all 4 runs.

Sunday 28 november
Zeijer (25km south of Groningen)
5 or 10 km
Running through the area of the Swedish dogwood

Sunday 19 December
Delfzijl (30km from Groningen)
5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 21.1 km (half marathon) and 30 km.
The dike in Delfzijl was renovated between 2014-2019, and it is now possible to walk over it. Running against the elements, the wind will certainly blow your shoes out.

Sunday 10 October
From Haren to Groningen. The largest running event in the Northern Netherlands, with every year world and Dutch top runners at the start. Over 20.000 participants every year (possible less this year because of you know what). Online registration possible until Saturday. When not participating, just watching is also very entertaining and less exhausting, but maybe also less satisfying.

Saturday 16 October
Rolde (35km from Groningen)
Registration: until October 9th Run Forest Run known for trails through beautiful areas in mainly Drenthe. This is the annual ‘highlight’ with also the ultra distances.

Saturday 16 October
Zuidlaren (20km from Groningen)
2,2 / 5 / 10km
This run takes place in the cozy center of Zuidlaren. Already for the 45th time (as a physical event). For everyone who likes to run, there is a suitable distance. Traditionally, the run always takes place on the Saturday preceding the Zuidlaardermarkt.

Sunday 17 October
Assen (30km from Groningen, 15 minutes by train)
1 / 5 / 10 km
Registration until: Friday, October 15 at 12 noon. The trail runs partly through the center, but also through a beautiful forest area.

Sunday 24 October
5 & 10km
The fifth edition offers participants a unique route that leads them through many striking and iconic buildings in Groningen.

Sunday 24 october
Schoonloo (45 km from Groningen)
Small scale marathon

Saturday 30 October
4 / 8 / 16km (100, 200, 400 HM)
KilltheHill has three challenges waiting for you in the form of 4, 8 and 16 kilometers with of course the corresponding altimeters. Challenge yourself and your sporty buddies to this challenge on the Kardingebult in beautiful Grunn.

Sunday 31 October
Peize (15km from Groningen)
42 KM
Small scale (20 people max) marathon.

Sunday 31 October
Delfzijl (30 km  from Groningen)
7,4 KM
The course is from this year a distance of 4 nautical miles, a distance of 7.408 km. Furthermore, it is a beautiful, wide and varied course. You walk through a large part of Delfzijl. You will pass through green areas and historic places. The statue of Maigret, the Damsterdiep and the sea are not forgotten either. The start will be on the new athletics track and the finish will be in the center this year.