Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 9 April 2017

Sheep on a dike in northern Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


The Wilhelmsburger Insellauf ("Wilhelmsburg Island Run") takes runners on a tour of Wilhelmsburg, a quarter of the city of Hamburg, situated on an island in the mighty River Elbe.

Four race distances are on offer — a 1.2km run for children, a 5km race, a 10.55km quarter marathon and a 21.1km half marathon.

The routes are accurately measured and certified.

The 5k is an out-and-back run through residential areas to a 19th-century windmill. Participants in the longer races also run through very pretty rural areas and along the dikes of the River Elbe.

Around 2,400 runners, walkers and nordic walkers took part in the event in 2016.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

Date: 9 April 2017 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.30: 10.55km (run, walking, nordic walking)
  • 11.15: 21.1km (run)
  • 11.20: 5km (run, walking, nordic walking)
  • 11.25: 1.2km (children born 2002-2011)

Start and finish: Sportplatz Dratelnstraße

Race centre: Berufsschule, Dratelnstraße (opposite the Sportplatz) (Saturday 15.00-18.00, on the day from 7.30)

Entries: online or by post (up to 3 April 2017); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (5km): € 4 (up to 3 April 2017), € 7 (up to 9 April 2017)

Entry fees (10.5km): € 10 (up to 3 April 2017), € 13 (up to 9 April 2017)

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 3 April 2017), € 18 (up to 9 April 2017)

Timekeeping (!): BMS-Chip — rent a chip (€ 3) or buy a chip (€ 18)

You get: drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher certificate; entrants can order a medal for € 6

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first three male and female runners in each race

Award ceremony: shortly after the race

Number of finishers 2016: 532 (1.2km), 568 (5km), 691 (10.5km), 605 (21km)

Event website:


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.