7. Mai 2023
The World Culture Run (abbreviated WKEL) is a street and public run in Bamberg. It has been held every two years since 2003 (usually on the first Sunday in May); the 9th WKEL took place on 5 May 2019. The running routes lead, among other things, through Bamberg's old town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The running event is hosted and organised by the Weltkulturerbelauf Bamberg e. V. in cooperation with the city of Bamberg. In terms of course profile, it is one of the most demanding of the major half marathons in Germany. The programme also includes two shorter races over 4.4 and 10.9 km and, since 2005, two well-attended races for schoolchildren over 4.1 and 1.6 km and a bambini race (800 m).