Running for the Planet 2024

Our event for a greener world. No matter your age, if you choose barefoot or shoes – we want to run together and have fun.

Again we organize this running event together with DIE KOOPERATIVE eG. This year Frankfurter Wandeltage (Transition Town Frankfurt am Main e.V.) also will be guest. Many activities and information stands await you!

The Run is for free. Though we are happy about donations to support our tree planting project “Nascente Viva” in Brazil, which means a lot to us! You can find out more about the Nascente Viva project here:

Details about the Run

Date: Sun, 22nd of September, 11:00 am

Track/Distance: 5k or 10k (1 or 2 rounds), through the green fields in Oberrad (download map of track here)
Start/meeting point: at Die Kooperative, Im Bärengarten 5, 60599 Frankfurt
How to get there: Tram 15/16 : “Bleiweißstraße”; Bus 45: “Rudererdorf”, Train S1, S3, S8, S9: “Mühlberg”

Sustainability/beverages: We want to produce as little waste as possible. Your own reusable drinking bottles are therefore welcome! We offer you the possibility to deposit them in such a way that you have them ready to hand directly after the run:). A refill of your bottle is also possible. We also sell water and other drinks.

The medals were handmade by indigenous people from our project in Brazil.

Sponsoring and support: We thank Triodos Bank and Deutsche Bank for their support!

More details will follow after your free registration.


Run Dates

Our activities are organized as follows:
a. Events where we run for our projects. See calendar below
b. Our own weekly run training
c. Selected running events

Become our fan and learn more about our activities:
Facebook: Fans of Tarahumara – Running for the planet
Instagram: #tarahumarafans

With pleasure also through the email:

If you are interested in an event, please send an email before 🙂

Run meetings in Frankfurt, Germany:

Tarahumara – Barefoot Run Encounter200+ kostenlose Füße & Fuß Vektorgrafiken - Pixabay
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
Where: Grüneburgpark – 60323 Frankfurt. This meet&run is for everybody who is interested in running barefoot or with minimalistic shoes. Should you have interest, please contact us 🙂

Events 2024

23 June
Barefoot walk/hike – Frankfurt-Dourados solidarity campaign
The Environment Week in June will be celebrated with lectures on environmental topics and a tree planting campaign at the school of our project in Brazil. In a show of solidarity, we are organising a barefoot bus hike with barefoot running trainer Ralf.
Route: Darmstadt – Prinzenberg, Ludwigshöhe, Mathildenhöhe
A hike suitable for barefoot walkers of just over 12 km over various peaks and the forest art trail on the southern outskirts of Darmstadt and to the Mathildenhöhe. Predominantly on forest paths and trails, we cover around 180 metres in altitude and reach a number of attractions along the way (see route map and highlights in the attachment or the link below). Finally, we reach Darmstadt’s most important sight, the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Mathildenhöhe’, via a short tarmac section.
Meeting point and start: 10.30 a.m. at the tram stop ‘Carl-Ulrich-Straße’ in Darmstadt-Eberstadt. From the finish on the Mathildenhöhe, you can reach the starting point again in approx. 20 minutes from the Lucasweg/Hochzeitsturm stop by regular public transport (bus line FM/F to Luisenplatz and then tram line 8). If you have any questions or problems, please contact Ralf Dielschneider on 0159 01381141

Registration at:

In July
Barefoot workshops with professional barefoot runner Ralf as part of the ‘MainFuture Pavilion’
The pavilion is being realised by the ‘Learning Sustainability in Frankfurt’ and ‘Environmental Learning in Frankfurt’ networks in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt. A lively place with information stands, lectures and discussions on sustainable living in Frankfurt and the redesign of the Mainkai. Details to follow.
Registration at:

11 August
Run in Niddapark with the Biorunners
Meeting point: 11 August, 9:30 am at the PSV car park ‘Am Ginnheimer Wäldchen’, U1 stop ‘Niddapark’.
Distance: 7 km. Possibility to run several laps.
Registration at:

22 September
Our own run will also take place this year together with ‘Die Kooperative eG’.
Meeting point: 22 September at 11 am, Im Bärengarten 5, Frankfurt Oberrad.
Distance: 5k + 10k

27 October
Frankfurt Marathon participation with/as a barefoot relay team
Registration at:
Details will follow.

19 November
Barefoot Night run as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction.
Meeting point: 19 November at 18:30, Ohmstr. 50, 60486 Frankfurt.
Route: 5 km barefoot run in the Europaviertel. Followed by a get-together with vegan food and the opportunity to talk about sport and sustainability or the theme of this year’s EWAV: avoiding food waste.
Registration at:

How it works

  • The more runners we have, the more projects we can support. Come  run with us
  • We have our own race, the “Running for the Planet” in the summer in Frankfurt – Probably the most sustainable race in the world. Here we will run specifically to support our goals.
  • The Frankfurt Marathon is also specific to our projects, so the registration is through us
  • We run most of times in races with social purpose. At distances between 5, 21 and 42 km (also in relay)
  • Be part of our team or our fan and find out more about our runs:
    Facebook and Instagram : Tarahumara Fans – Running for the Planet or