Run-Archery is a sport discipline, combining archery with cross country running. It is similar to the sport of biathlon and was developed during the 1990s by European archery associations. Since year 2000 Russia, the Netherlands and Germany are organizing annual national championships. In 2003 Run-Archery was officially admitted as a discipline of the World Archery Federation. In 2014, France and USA started to organise annual competitions. During the last years, Run-Archery became a dynamically developing sport disciplin that unites people from all over the world. Athletes from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, USA, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Japan, Ukraine, Canada, and Great Britain are participating in international competitions. These competitions have had great success in public and are held at high organizational level. They are an significant impulse for further development of this young discipline and increased its presence in the media. Especially Russia is doing great efforts for establishing and developing run-archery as a new discipline in archery sports. In 2015, the Netherlands started its first cup-series of 3 competitions, which has expanded in 2016. In analogy to this, a first international cup-series of 4 competitions is planned for 2016/2017.


Rules differ in detail by country. In general, participants start with running and alternate between running and shooting series of 3 or 4 arrows at a target. It is not relevant whether the target is hit in the center or at the edge. For each missed shot the athlete has to run a penalty loop. In the end, the fastest athlete wins. There are sprint competitions, long distance competitions and relay competitions. In most international competitions the olympic recurve bow (without stabilisation system) is used.

List of Run-Archery competitions

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Werder/Havel regional Run-Archery, Germany: 22. April 2017

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Wageningen Run-Archery, Netherlands: 12. November 2016

Open Run-Archery Europe Cup (stage 2), France: 1.+2. October 2016 in Paris WAE results sprint individual relay report1 2 3 video1 2 3

Zoetermeer Run-Archery 2016, Netherlands: 24. September results

French Run-Archery 2016: 18. September in Veneux les Sablons results report

German Run-Archery 2016: 17.+18. September in Rinklingen, Baden-Württemberg results * photos1 2 3

BSSA regional Run-Archery, in Kuhfelde, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: 10. September 2016

Open Run-Archery Europe Cup (stage 1), Russia: 27.+28. August 2016 in Kaluga WAE fb * results photos report

Northwest Run-Archery Classic in Bellingham, Washington, USA: 24 July 2016 results

BVBW regional Run-Archery in Straßdorf, Germany: 17. July 2016 report

BSVH regional Run-Archery in Bimbach, Germany: 3. July 2016 report

Apeldoorn Run-Archery, Netherlands: 28. May 2016 results finals qualification more report

Lübbenau regional Run-Archery, Germany: 24. April 2016 results fotos

Lichtenvoorde Run-Archery, Netherlands: 23. April 2016 results finals qualification video photos report

Werder/Havel regional Run-Archery *, Germany: 16. April 2016 results photos report

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Moscow region run-archery Championship, 25. October 2015, Ramenskoe, Russia results photos

Open Dutch Run-Archery 26. September 2015 in Zoetermeer, Netherlands * * results cup-results photos report1 2

German Run-Archery * * 19.+20. September 2015 in Berlin invitation results1 2 photos

ASSL Run-Archery 20. September 2015, France results report

Saxony-Anhalt regional Run-Archery (BSSA) 12. September 2015 in Radegast, Germany *

Russian Run-Archery 3.-6. September 2015 in Beloretsk, Bashkortostan, Russia results

Int. Run-Archery Event 13.-17. August 2015 in Kaluga, Russia website facebook results 1.2 km m w 5 km relay video report1 2 3

Northwest Run-Archery Classic 2. August 2015 in Washington, USA results

Baden-Württemberg regional Run-Archery (BVBW) 18. July 2015 in Straßdorf, Germany * * results

Saxony youth Run-Archery (SBV) 4. July 2015 in Leipzig, Germany * * *

Hesse regional Run-Archery (BSVH) 31. May 2015, Germany * results

Apeldoorn Run-Archery, 30. May 2015 Netherlands * * results finals qualification more video photos

Lichtenvoorde Run-Archery, * 25. April 2015 Netherlands * results finals qualification photos

Werder / Havel regional Run-Archery 18. April 2015, Brandenburg, Germany results report

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Dutch Run-Archery 2014 27. September in Zoetermeer, Netherlands results finals qualification * photos report

German Run-Archery 2014 20.+21. September in Zepernick results report1 2 3 4 5 6 7 photos1 2

Saxony-Anhalt regional Run-Archery 13. September in Kuhfelde, Germany results report1 2 3

Russian Run-Archery 6. September 2014 in Lyudinovo town, Russia results photos *

Run-Archery of Kaluzhskiy region 5.+7. September, Russia results

Northwest Run-Archery Classic 27. July 2014 in Washington, USA results report photos

Baden-Württemberg regional Run-Archery (BVBW) 5. July 2014 in Straßdorf, Germany results or here

Hesse regional Run-Archery (BSVH) 5. July 2014 in Großenlüder-Bimbach, Germany results report

Run-Archery of Veneux les Sablons (ASSL), France 29. June 2014

Khimki regional Run-Archery * 27. April 2014, Moscow region, Russia results

Werder / Havel regional Run-Archery 12. April 2014, Brandenburg, Germany results report

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Dutch Run-Archery 28. September 2013 in Zoetermeer, Netherlands results 2 video1 video2

Moscow regional Run-Archery 22. September 2013, Russia results of qualification all men girls men youth children

Russian Run-Archery 7. September 2013 in Rybinsk results +Demino roller-ski-archery 6. Sept results report1 2 video1 2 3 photos1 2

German Run-Archery 2013 at MTV Dannenberg results individual relay photos1 2 3 4 report1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Hot’kovo regional Run-Archery, Russia results photos

Baden-Württemberg / Rhineland-Palatinate regional Run-Archery 2013 in Straßdorf, Germany results photos

Windrush Cross-Country Archery Challenge in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, UK

Khimki Youth Run-Archery * 19. May 2013, Moscow region, Russia results photos

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Dutch Run-Archery 2012 * * in The Hague, Netherlands results photos1 2 report1 2 video1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Moscow regional Run-Archery 2012, Russia results photos

German Run-Archery 2012 in Berlin results video1 2 3 photos1 2 report1 2 3 4 5 6

Open Russian Rollerski-Archery Championship 2012 results video1 2 3

Open Russian Run-Archery Championship 2012 official website results video1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 report

Tatarstan regional Run-Archery 2012 in Yelabuga, Russia results video1 2 3 4 5

Saxony-Anhalt regional Run-Archery 2012 in Wolfen, Germany results report1 2

Bashkortostan regional Run-Archery 2012 in Beloretsk, Russia on 23rd August video1 2

Baden-Württemberg / Rhineland-Palatinate regional Run-Archery 2012 in Straßdorf, Germany results

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Dutch Run-Archery 2011 results

Russian Run-Archery 2011 Rybinsk results

German Run-Archery 2011 results video1 2 report1 2

Saxony-Anhalt regional Run-Archery 2011 in Kuhfelde, Germany results report

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Russian Run-Archery 2010 Rybinsk results

German Run-Archery 2010 results video report1 2

Saxony-Anhalt regional Run-Archery 2010 in Kuhfelde, Germany results report1 2

Dutch Run-Archery 2010 results seniors juniors sprint photos video1 2 3 4 5

Mayors cup regional Run-Archery of Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, September 2010

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Russian Run-Archery 2009 Zlatoust results

German Run-Archery 2009 results video report

Run-Archery of Berlin 2009 report

Dutch Run-Archery 2009 results photos

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Russian Run-Archery 2008 Khanty-Mansiysk results

German Run-Archery 2008 results report

Dutch Run-Archery 2008 results photos

Dutch regional Run-Archery 2008, Stroombroek, Netherlands results photos 2

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Russian Run-Archery 2007 in Yelabuga results

German Run-Archery 2007 results report

Dutch Run-Archery 2007 results juniors women men photos1 2

Brandenburg regional Run-Archery in Schönow, Germany 15.9.2007 report

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Russian Run-Archery 2006

German Run-Archery 2006 results

16th Run-Archery of Berlin 2006 report

Dutch Run-Archery 2006 results

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Russian Run-Archery 2005 in Izhevsk results

German Run-Archery 2005 results

European Run-Archery Cup 2005 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands results

Hesse regional Run-Archery 2005 in Neuental, Germany results

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Russian Run-Archery 2004 in Izhevsk results

German Run-Archery 2004 results

European Run-Archery Cup 2004 in Berlin, Germany results report

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Russian Run-Archery September 2003 in Kaluga

German Run-Archery 2003 results

International Run-Archery in Visegard, Hungary 2003 results

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German Run-Archery 2001 results

German Run-Archery 2000 results

Moscow regional Run-Archery October 1999 in Khimky town, Russia

Contact persons and additional information by nation

G e r m a n y

coordinator of German DBSV national team: S. Szulc

vice president of DBSV and organizer of German Championships: S. Lehmann

In Germany, run-archery is called Bogenlaufen, size and number of laps as well as the target size depend on age and bow type. There are seperate competitions for recurve bow class and traditional bow class. The bow is carried during running, arrows can be left at the shooting range. 4 series of 3 arrows are shot in standing position. Conventional archery targets are used with black paper target-faces from field archery. Foam-fall-down targets are considered to be established soon. You can find more about German rules here or in the invitation documents below. German Championships are organized by the German archery federation DBSV only (not by German WorldArchery-member organisation DSB).

clubs practicing Run-Archery: Werderaner Bogenschützen (Brandenburg), SV Straßdorf (Baden-Württemberg), BSC Hohenneuendorf (Brandenburg), Kuhfelder SV (Saxony-Anhalt), SV Bauunion (Berlin) more, BSV Merkwitz (Saxony-Anhalt), MTV Dannenberg (Lower Saxony), CfB Soest (North Rhine-Westphalia), BLSV Pfeilschnell Homberg (Hesse), Strelitzer Feldbogensportgilde (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), SG Einheit Zepernick (Brandenburg), BC Chemnitz Rabenstein (Saxony), BC Briesen (Brandenburg), VSG Stapelfeld (Schleswig-Holstein), Döbelner BS (Saxony), TSG Lübbenau (Brandenburg), AdW Berlin (Berlin), Landsberger BS (Bavaria), FSV 1950 Gotha (Thuringia) more, BLV Neuental (Hesse), Bogenabenteuer Jakobsberg (Baden-Württemberg), Schmöllner SV (Brandenburg), SSV PCK90 Schwedt (Brandenburg), SV Carl Zeiss Jena (Thuringia), SV Bimbach (Hesse), SV MoGoNo Leipzig (Saxony), SV Rahlstedt (Hamburg), Turngemeinde in Berlin, TSV Schwarzenbek, SG Stern Stuttgart, BSC Heidelberg, BSV Löbersdorf, KSC Strausberg

N e t h e r l a n d s

website / news / cup 2016 (under construction, see facebook group with contacts, old website)

In the Netherlands, yellow 20cm-foam-fall-down targets are used. 3 series of 3 arrows are shot in standing and kneeling position. Shooting distance depends on age. Arrows can be left at the shooting range. The bow is carried during running. video

clubs practicing Run-Archery: St. Switbertus, Czaar Peter Zaandam, Zwartmikkers Middelbeers, HKS Zoetermeer, Sint Martinus te Gaanderen, HBS Pijlsnel Landsmeer, HBS de Waert, HBSV Assumburg Heemskerk, HBSV Achilles Alkmaar

R u s s i a

coordinator / coach of Russian team: V. Matveev

In Russia, 16cm-rubber-fall-down-targets are used, that require semispherically rounded arrow points and aluminium arrows. Series of 4 arrows are shot in standing and kneeling position. Arrows are carried in a back quiver, the bow is held in hand. You can find more about Russian rules here.

F r a n c e

contact form, website, clubs, video, coordinator: N. Rifaut


facebook groups: "Run Archery", "Run-Archery France/2015", "Run-Archery World", "Open Dutch Run Archery Cup", "Bogenlaufen"

targets: handicraft instruction for simple fall-down-targets with video1 video2, commercial fall-down-targets and other moving targets, runarchery-logo, certificate

news: US-runarchery Dutch newsletter 2016-1, decision of DBSV to support a German Run-Archery National Team in 2016 report comment

video about discussion of unified rules, comments about development 1 2 3

blog of German team at Russian championship 2012, video1 2 of team Beloretsk/Bashkortostan/Russia

Ski-Archery / Archery-Biathlon: results, photos, videos and history of archery-biathlon in Russian US ski-archery

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