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 12 kilometres (20 mi) in a month. And when you've got a taste for it? 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 trails in this Collection are exactly 5 kilometres (3 mi) long. Simply choose your favourite route and plan it for this month or next.
Challenge accepted? Then 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!
Clear your head and really breathe deeply: A run around one of the most beautiful spots in Bielefeld has a lot to offer. No matter whether in the quiet morning hours or as a relaxed after-work session. The Obersee reservoir is 20 hectares in size and we have planned your running lap so that you can completely walk around it in just five kilometers.
Despite the route, you are guaranteed not to get dizzy on this lap, I promise. But you can really work off your body while jogging through the lush green of the Wienburgpark on the outskirts of Münster. You start relaxed on the banks of the Münsterschen Aa, follow its course for a good part and then turn left. Now it goes all over the place on flat paths through Wienburgpark.
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Between the Stadtwaldviertel, Braunsfeld and Lindenthal, the Stadtwald takes you briefly into another world: A romantic bridge leads over the boat pond and trees bob in the wind above you. The perfect place to lace up your running shoes and go for a lap in the big city of Cologne. The starting point of the running lap is near the Dürener Straße / Gürtel stop.
In the Hammerbachtal on the edge of Kaiserslautern there are two reservoirs that are waiting to be circled by you. You start your run right in the valley, first walk around the Vogelwoog to the left and then follow the path towards Hammerwoog. Near the starting point is the Kennelgarten train station, from which you can easily reach the Hammerbachtal. Otherwise there is also enough parking space nearby.
Before you can deservedly put your feet in the water of Lake Buga in the Auepark in Kassel, you have to complete this lap across the park. But don't worry, the five-kilometer route takes you straight and without much excitement through the green lungs of the city. Traffic noises are quickly forgotten here and you can fully switch to your personal running mode.