Unless you're one of those hardcore winter runners, your running shoes probably haven't had any contact with the outside world for a while, have they? Add in the gyms being closed, treadmills selling out all over Europe plus cold and wet weather right up until May – hardly running conditions. We know the problem but we also have the solution. Open the curtains, look out the window and what do you discover? That's right, summer is waiting outside! Now is the perfect moment to move your workout outside, discover the blossoming trees and get your tired legs back into shape.
We've come up with an incentive to make it even easier for you. With our #rausundlos Outdoor Initiative, we have a little challenge: run at least 20 kilometres (12 mi) in a month. And once you’ve caught the running bug, just keep going. Running outside is much more fun than on a treadmill in the gym. You get to see nature in all its glory, enjoy the fresh air and work up a good sweat.
To help you with the challenge, we've picked out some really neat running routes: all the routes in this Collection are exactly 5 kilometres (3 mi) long. Simply choose your favourite route and plan it for this month or next. On the 10 running Tours in this Collection, you can discover cities like Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder) and Wittenberg. Would you prefer to run in the countryside? Then explore the extensive parks, idyllic lakesides and riverbanks in Dresden, Jena or Potsdam to clear your head. Thanks to the varied landscapes and the highlights along these routes, the miles will fly by.
Challenge accepted? Simply download the TK app, start TK-Fit (the fitness programme in the TK app) and take part in the challenge. If you complete it, you can earn up to 1,000 points for the TK bonus programme. You can either redeem those points for future treatments that you normally have to pay for or treat yourself to our rewards
Just one more thing: if you go on a Tour with komoot, follow us, tag us as a participant after your run and write #rausundlos in the title – we’d love to see who takes part in the challenge here. If you prefer to share your adventures on Instagram or Facebook, you can tag us by using #rausundlos. We'll meet you in the great outdoors!
Nature meets art! This lap through the Jungfernheide forest in Berlin-Tegel takes you into the depths of the Berlin forests. Right next to Tegel Airport you jog through the extensive mixed forest and can run your head free in the green. The starting point is the parking lot on Borsigdamm. Right at the beginning there is something special to see: the colorful house facades in Art Park.
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Just go for a princely run? This is possible on this route through the Great Garden in Dresden. The spacious park was built at the request of the Elector Johann Georg III. Created from 1676. The area was gradually expanded, so that today it has a total of almost two hectares ready for you to run. And so that you don't get bored on your lap, there is a lot to discover along the way.
There are plenty of lakes around Leipzig that are perfect for a trip out of the city - and of course for a run on the water. Lignite used to be mined in the region, but today most of the mining holes have been flooded. On this route you get to know the famous Cospudener See. The mood is especially nice in the morning hours, then you can enjoy nature in peace.
Martin Luther used to take a walk through Wittenberg, but today you explore the city at a run. The university town on the Elbe is of course known for Martin Luther, who put his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517. The starting point of the lap through the city is at the train station in the old town.