Nuremberg (Germany), Monday 31 December 2012

Wöhrder See, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


On New Year's Eve it may be too cold for a pedal boat ride on the Wöhrder See in the city of Nuremberg but amid a steaming crowd of approximately 1000 runners it will surely be warm enough for a run around the lake.

The Silvesterlauf in Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) — a city of half a million people in the Franconia region in northern Bavaria — offers a 10k race and a 5k run.

The 10k is two laps around the lake.

Start and finish are on "Wöhrder Wiese", a vast urban open space just east of the city centre. The route is on asphalt footpaths through parkland along the shore.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Nuremberg (Munich 168km, Frankfurt 224km, Prague 300km, Berlin 436km)

Date: 31 December 2012 (Monday)

Distance: 10km; 5km; children 1.6km and 400m

Start time: 10.45-11.00 (children), 11.30 (5km), 13.00 (10km)

Start and finish: Wöhrder Wiese

Entries: online (until 26 Dec 2012); late entries until one hour before the start; race limit: 1212 participants in the 10k race

Entry fees (10km): € 11/16/21 (until 25 Nov/26 Dec/31 Dec 2012)

Entry fees (5km): € 9/11/13 (until 25 Nov/26 Dec/31 Dec 2012)

Entry fees (children): € 4 (until 31 Dec 2012)

Race centre: Maria-Ward-Schule, Arnulfstraße, near the start (Saturday 29 Dec 2012, 15.00-19.00; on the day from 10.00)

You get: chip timing, hot and cold drinks; entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 10

Prizes: (?)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 909 (10km), 270 (5km), 71 children

Event website (in German):


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