DKV Urban Trail: visit Luxembourg in sneakers!

  • 26/Apr/2025
  • Cité Judiciaire Luxembourg
DKV Urban Trail Luxembourg
DKV Urban Trail Luxembourg

Event description

Do you like sporting and unusual challenges? Would you like to discover Luxembourg City in a different way? Then don't miss the DKV Urban Trail de Luxembourg, one of Luxembourg's major sporting events!

Like every year, the DKV Urban Trail is set to delight runners all over Luxembourg. So, are you ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the starting line?

See you at the next DKV Urban Trail, to be held on Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27, 2025.

See an unusual Luxembourg with the DKV Urban Trail

DKV Urban Trail, a sporting challenge

Would you like to take part in an incredible sporting event and discover Luxembourg City in a different way? Then join the runners and walkers who take to the streets of Luxembourg's capital every year. You too can test your mettle on the Grand-Ducal capital's many staircases, gradients and forest paths. Nordic walker or runner? There's a trail for everyone! Either way, the DKV Urban Trail is an unforgettable sportive (or less sportive) race. Our favorite!

Beyond the real sporting challenge represented by this event like no other, the DKV Urban Trail is a magnificent race. It leaves no participant indifferent. Year after year, the number of participants increases. In 2023, over 4,000 participants took to the streets of the capital. They all took on the magnificent courses, chosen according to their sporting level and their taste for a challenge.

An opportunity to see Luxembourg City in a different light

The DKV Urban Trail is above all an opportunity to discover Luxembourg City in a different way. By taking part in the race, you'll come across all the historic, unusual and exceptional sites of Luxembourg's capital: Grand Ducal Palace, Bock casemates, Vauban fortifications, Neumunster Abbey, Fort Thungen, MUDAM, European buildings, Philharmonie, etc. The route is varied, and runners enjoy a happy, friendly atmosphere.

Highlights of this unforgettable race in Luxembourg?

Starting from the Cité Judiciaire, the runners follow the cobblestones of Luxembourg's old town.

After a descent to the lower town, they climb the first flight of stairs from the Grund. Then they face the daunting climb through the forest to the Kirchberg.

For our part, it's the unforgettable journey through the Pfaffenthal tunnel in the dark, guided by the sound of drums, that we'll remember most.

And what about the interminable climb back to the Cité Judiciaire? In short, an epic! But what a joy in the end.

A challenge to yourself, and such an incredible way to visit the beautiful city of Luxembourg!

The DKV Urban Trail offers sporting routes for all levels.

Starting from the Plateau Saint Esprit and the Cité Judiciaire, there are several challenging routes for all levels of fitness. 

Nordic Walking

On Saturday April 26, 3 Nordic walks of 5, 10 and 18 km await walkers, with staggered departures between 10am and 12pm.

Traditional races

On Sunday, April 21, it's time for traditional races and runners: 

  • Les Traces de Vauban 13 km, individual race: Les Traces de Vauban is the classic DKV race. Departures are in 3 stages, starting at 12pm,
  • Dans les Pas de Mélusine 18 km, individual race or team-run with 3 teammates,
  • Trail des Forts 27 km individual race, start at 11 a.m.
  • The 34-km GranDucale individual race starts at 10:40 am. It takes you all the way to Hespérange.

Mini Trails are also available for the younger set: 900 metres for 6-8 year-olds, 1,600 metres for 9-12 year-olds.

The prize-giving ceremony starts at 2pm.

A childcare service is available for runners and accompanying adults.

DKV Urban Trail seeks volunteers

Would you like to help with the logistics of this sporting event? The organization is looking for volunteers, so don't hesitate to contact them on the website.

Motorists beware, some streets in the capital will be closed to traffic. Find out more.

We're sure you'll love this race, and once you've tasted it, you'll want to come back!

Do you like sporting challenges? Then don't miss theING Night Marathon in Luxembourg and the Leopard UTML in the MullerthaL.

  • Start date :
  • 26/04/2025


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