All Info

Starter Pack

Besides the unique experience of running through a beautiful German city and discovering known and unknown sights, we offer all participants of the Oberhausen Urban Trail® an expanded starter pack:

After your run, you will receive a delicious breakfast.

Your Photos and Videos
At different locations on the trail you will be captured on picture and video. These will be available for you on our photo and video pages.


A well-kept, 10-kilometre-long secret!

We will announce every now and then new locations of the course! Stay tuned!


The course secret

The course secret

Preparation & Training

We advise you to prepare yourself for the 9k distance with an efficient training beforehand so that you can enjoy the Oberhausen Urban Trail with all it has to offer.

MyEnergyLab is the ultimate online training platform for sportsmen and -women of all different levels. Based on your profile, MyEnergyLab offers you personal and high quality training schedules as preparation for your exercise goals. With the easy to manage diary module you can decide when you can train and document how your training progresses.

Race Packages and T-Shirts

Collect race package

Runners who are signed up will receive an event ticket via e-mail a week before the event with their personalised race number. With this email you can collect your race number on event day from 7.30 a.m.

Group leaders might collect all numbers of the entire group. Per request we will prepare the group pickup.

For the perfect event look you can pre-order your event t-shirt for only 20 EUR. You will receive your t-shirt at race package pickup upon showing your race number.


Details will be announced timely.

Dressing room and storage

Dressing rooms for both men and women will be provided. From 8.00 a.m. you can drop your sports bag at the marked stands, which will be on the same location. Both your bag and your race number will get a numbered sticker, with which you can collect your bag after the run.
Loose items of clothing and plastic bags will not be accepted. Bring an easily sealable (sports) bag to hold your items.


Start procedure in waves

To provide more comfort running through the alleys, on the stairs and through the buildings, participants will start in 3 waves with a gap of 15 minutes in between.

Departure of waves:

  • 9.00 a.m. wave 1
  • 9.15  a.m. wave 2
  • 9.30 a.m. wave 3

Why this procedure in waves?
This starting procedure will, along with the hourglass start, should prevent long queues in the smaller passages, to make sure everyone can fully enjoy the trail. The hourglass start consists of a narrow passage at the start line. This way it takes longer to start the race, but allows a smoother run once you on the trail.

In which wave will I start?
Per wave 1,000 participants will take the start. A coule of days before the event, everyone who registered individually will receive a confirmation mail with the race number and wave.

Can I start in the same wave as my friends/colleagues/family?
You can always start in a later wave than assigned, but never in an earlier wave. If you want to run together, you can start together in the assigned wave which departs the last.

You are assigned to wave 1 and your running partner to wave 2.
You can NOT start together in wave 1.
You can start together in wave 2.


The BIG Oberhausen Urban Trail is an experience, not a race. At certain locations, public transport has priority and you might be asked to wait at a red light. For those reasons, we do not feature time registrations.


After a unique run all runners will get to enjoy a well-deserved breakfast in a cosy atmosphere with the other participants.

How to get your breakfast? While collecting your race number, you will also receive a breakfast ticket with which you can collect a hot cut of coffee and a breakfast box after the urban trail.

Your Photos and Videos

The BIG Oberhausen Urban Trail is a unique experience. At different locations on the trail you will be captured on picture and video. These will be available for you on our photo and video pages. Of course, you are invited to make stops and shoot photos of you, you fellow runners and the sights.


The organising party advises avoiding intense physical activities without being properly prepared. Ensure that you make wise decisions regarding the distance you wish to cover and/or the tempo you want to maintain. If you want to take part in competitive sport and at a high intensity, it is advised to undergo an annual medical examination.
It is not obliged to present medical certificates. It is up to the sportsman/woman to decide how he/she wants to interpret the information received during a medical examination. Thus, the organising party cannot be held responsible for any matters regarding this.