Survey on the frequency of jogging in Germany 2015-2019

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the number of people who go on runs in their spare time in Germany from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, around 5.25 million people in Germany aged 14 years or older often went jogging or did cross-country running in their spare time.

Number of people who go running in their spare time in Germany from 2015 to 2019, by frequency

I often go for a runI sometimes go for a runI never go for a run
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking resident population aged 14 years and older.

Information on random sample:
n (2015)=25,140, projected to 69.24 million
n (2016)=23,854, projected to 69.56 million
n (2017)=23,356, projected to 70.09 million
n (2018)=23,389, projected to 70.45 million
n (2019)=25,318, projected to 70.60 million

You can find further information on the methodology of the study here.

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "What do you do in your spare time, the season allowing? Please tick off in every line whether you do the named activity often, sometimes, or never. Leisure time: jogging, cross country running" (Original question in German: "Was machen Sie in Ihrer Freizeit, wenn es von der Jahreszeit her möglich ist? Kreuzen Sie bitte in jeder Zeile an, ob Sie das nie, ab und zu oder häufig machen. / Freizeit: Jogging, Wald- oder Geländelauf")

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