Run Dates

Our activities are organized as follows:
a. Events where we run for our projects. See calendar below.
b. Our own run training 1x a week.
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 🙂

Running Training in Frankfurt:

DIVERSO run events unfortunately, we can currently not organize our run events with the refugee center due die COVID19.
As soon as this will change, we will let you know.
Where and when: Rebstock Bad, Tuesdays 18h.

Registration required:

Regular meet&run:
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – Barefoot meet&run
Meeting point: Siesmayerstr. 68 – 60323 Frankfurt. At Grüneburgpark in front of the coloured building. This meet&run is for everybody who is interested in running barefoot or with minimalistic shoes.
Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Meeting point: Siesmayerstr. 68 – 60323 Frankfurt. At Grüneburgpark in front of the coloured building. For barefoot runners as well as conventional runners.
If you are interested please contact:

2021 Some events depend on the further COVID19 development! 

March 27 – April 18  Mainova Halfmarathon
Mainova organizes a Social Distance Run as Halfmarathon– no registration or fees Tarahumara Fans e. V. will participate with teams of two people at the weekend April 10/11. If you join the run, we would love you to wear our shirts and post & tag us on Facebook and Instagram. Please make sure to follow the current COVID19 rules.

April 24  Treeplanting Event in Idstein within Deutsche Bank „social day“ in cooperation with Trinkwasserwald® e.V. and regional foresters. With an active participation of Tarahumara Fans e. V. we can assure a donation from Deutsche Bank for our projects again. If you are interested in participation or would like more information, please contact us:

June 6 Solidarity Run 

The indigineous community in our project area of Nascente Viva in Brazil had planned a tree planting event during the environmental week at the beginning of June. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, this had to be cancelled. Nevertheless, we will organize a solidarity run at Grüneburgpark.

Meeting point: 10:30 a. m. Siesmayerstr. 68 in front of the colourful building of Jugendverkehrsgarten.

Route: 2 k per round – everybody runs their own speed and distance – suitable for barefoot runners.

We would also love for you to run on your own that down, whereever and whenever – please tag us on our social media channels using the #nascenteviva.

For 2022, we are planning to build a center for environmental education in our project area in Brazil – please use the following link for more information or donations:

June 19  Run on the occasion of 30th anniversary of Frankfurter Grüngürtel

The society Umweltlernen Frankfurt has organized  a midsummer walk along the Grüngürtel on this day (full distance: 68 k / half distance: 30 k). You can find more information here!

As an alternative, Tarahumara Fans will run a shorter section on that day, meeting point is on Jun 19 at 10:30 a. m. at Barfüßer in Rödelheim; from there, we will run to the Alte Schiffsmeldestelle in Höchst (around 8 k) and – for whoever would like to – back again to the Barfüßer on the other side of the river Nidda.

Please sign up until Jun 11 at:

July 4 / 10:30 a.m.: barefoot friendly 12 k route from Dirk
Dirk is an experienced barefoot runner, who has been active with Tarahumara Fans for a long time. During the lockdown, he discovered his new favorite route and would love to share it with us – it is suitable for running barefoot or with shoes. In summary, the route contains 100 m up and down and there is a lot to see and smell. The ground indulges the feet with wonderful asphalt, sunwarmed tar (70%), smooth paving stones (10%), caressing meadows and buttersoft earth (15%).
Start / Finnish: Wartburgkirche, near Günthersburgpark. Hartmann-Ibach-Straße 108, 60389 Frankfurt am Main
If you would like to run a shorter route, there will be bus stops available after 1,5 k, 6 k and 8 k where you can take the bus back to start/finish.
If you are interested to join us, please contact:

Jul 15 / 3:00 p.m.: Cooking Event for La Strada– Drug Support Center from AIDS-Hilfe Frankfurt e. V.
This event takes place in cooperation with Deutsche Bank „social day“. La Strada is a low threshold contact cafe with integrated drug consumption room, emergency sleeping accommodation, and assisted living. Currently, it supports around 150 people per day with food products. The cooking event will further help to integration them into society . With an active participation of Tarahumara Fans Deutsche Bank supports our projects again this year. We need one more person for our cooking team, if you are interested please contact:

August 28 and 29 WirDuellen-Bio-Lauf on the occasion of Querbeet’s 25th anniversary as a delivery service. Distances:10km, 21.1km and 42km. Running will be from Saturday 8am to Sunday 6pm that weekend – scoring will be online by Sunday midnight. Further information will follow.

September 26 #runningfortheplanet2021 Social Distance Run – our 4the run 😊 including a tree planting event. With regard to the day of the tree in September, indigenes and pupils of our project are running in Brazil. We also show our solidarity again this year and organize a worldwide Social Distance Run. On this day, also 333 trees we ran for last year will be planted. Our run makes the world a little greener!

October 31 Frankfurt Marathon (currently the event is planned to take place in presence). We will join again the relay marathon and full distance. And also, we will have a booth at Marathon Messe from October 29 – 31. We are looking forward to your visit.

November 20 – 28  Barefoot run within European Week of Waste Reduction. Further information will follow.

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