37th "Berlin New Year's Eve Run" 2012

On New Year's Eve 2012, a healthy mix of ambitious athletes and costumed fun runners will meet again at the Mommsenstadion on the western fringes of Berlin for the Berliner Silvesterlauf, a popular multi-terrain event with about 2000 participants.

Entrants can choose between the 9.9k or the 6.3k race. Juniors and children run 4k or 2k. Women can take part in the short runs as well.

The route is a challenging course through the vast Grunewald forest.

From the course, participants get some fine views of the city in the distance as they run up and down the slopes of the Teufelsberg ("Devil's Mountain"), a man-made hill built of rubble after World War Two.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Mommsenstadion, Berlin-Westend

Date:  31 December 2012 (Monday)

Race distance: 2km; 4km; 6.3km; 9.9km

Start time: 12.00 (2km); 12.15 (4km); 12.30 (6.3km); 13.00 (9.9km)

Start and finish: on the car park at the Mommsenstadion, Waldschulallee, Berlin

Entries: online (up to 14 Dec 2012); late entries on the day; race limit 2500 runners

Entry fees*: € 7.50 (up to 9 Nov 2012), € 10 (up to 14 Dec 2012), € 15 (on 31 Dec 2012)

* reduced entry fees for young athletes (born 1993 and younger)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip (no fees but € 25 deposit)

Race centre: Mommsenstadion (on the day from 11.00)

You get: chip timing, drinks at the finish, a "Pfannkuchen" (Berliner doughnut), finisher certificate

Prizes: to the winners and to the runners with the best costumes

Showers and changing facilities: yes (but no attended baggage storage!)

Number of participants 2011: 1989

Event website (in German): www.berliner-silvesterlauf.de

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