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6th Lemming Loppet will take place on January 22, 2023

Online registration is open

  • The ski marathon in the northern Black Forest – start and finish: Kniebis / Freudenstadt
  • 21 km and 42 km free technique
  • 5 km Pupil’s and Beginner’s race with school classification
  • 1 km children’s run
  • DSV on Tour: Technical Course with Laser Biathlon


  • From now on you can register for the 5th Lemming Loppet online

  • The tracks and the time schedule will stay as indicated on our web page. There’s just a little difference between the track on the map and the groomed trail, but anyway our volunteers will show you the right way. The start numbers for the first wave at the start line are: 1-25 (42 km) and Continue reading …

  • Many preregistrations at the 5th Lemming Loppet. On site registration is possible, but only for a limited number of participants. We are glad that we have 302 listed participants, a new record. This means that there’s only a limited number of places available for an on-site registration: 48 places for the 42, 21 or 5 Continue reading …

Global Ski Calendar Race powered by Worldloppet

At the Lemming Loppet valuable points can be collected for the Global Worldloppet Ranking. Each participant on the long and short marathon track receives global ranking points. The winner over the 42 km track gets 700 points and the winner over the 21 km track 400 points according to the Worldloppet regulations. Global Worldloppet ranking points will in future be considered by many ski marathon organizers for the seeding of the participants. All ski marathons where ranking points can be achieved are listed in a Global Ski Marathon Calendar.

Tracks & Distances

The Lemming Loppet is becoming increasingly popular among cross-country skiers. In the previous events, participants from 10 nations were at the start, including Finland, Sweden, Russia and Australia. The Zollstockloipe and Kniebisspur in the northern Black Forest form an ideal competition route, as they are not too demanding, but in contrast to the popular ski runs in the foothills of the Alps, they already have a few vertical meters.

In addition, this ski marathon is an interesting alternative to the association’s cross-country races. At Lemming Loppet, even young athletes can experience the atmosphere of a real people’s ski run in a large field with a mass start. The organizers of the Karlsruher Lemminge e.V. took the Vasa Loppet (Wasalauf) in Sweden as a model. Some of the cross-country skiers of this endurance sports club from Karlsruhe have already taken part in this largest and most popular ski marathon in the world. The members of the association also wanted to spread the fascination of a cross-country competition of this size in their home country and in 2016 brought the 1st Lemming Loppet to life. The decision was made to hold the ski marathon in the Black Forest in the skating technique in order to appeal to a wider group of endurance athletes, such as athletes from the sports of triathlon, racing bike, MTB or rowing, who often only practice the skating technique.

In addition to the routes over 21 km and 42 km, there has also been a school and trial run over 5 km with its own school rating since 2020. Even very young participants can start a 1 km children’s ski run. Here children can ski with start numbers without any pressure to perform and everyone receives a small present at the finish. In addition, a side event is always held. Most recently this was the DSV “Skitty World Nordic”, where the youngsters can practice and try out cross-country skiing techniques at various stations. The focus here is on having fun, just like at the biathlon shooting range, where the aim is to hit the 5 targets like in the World Cup – but with a laser rifle and therefore without any risk.

Be there and use the opportunity to practice cross-country skiing in a sporty, fun and nature experience, sometimes even in the national park, among like-minded people in a great atmosphere.

Your Lemming Loppet team.