Hamburg (Germany), 9 September 2012

Außenalster, Hamburg, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


Almost 4400 runners completed last year's 10km Alsterlauf race around the Außenalster, a large lake and popular recreational area in Hamburg's city centre.

The fastest finishers were Kenya's top athletes Daniel Chebii (28min 32sec) and Caroline Chepkwony (32min 49sec).

The race features two start areas. "Start A" is on Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg's main shopping street. "Start B" is nearby on Steinstraße.

The course is very mildly undulating on asphalt roads.

Runners pass Hamburg's Central Station, the renowned Kunsthalle art museum, and innumerable elegant villas along the shores of the Außenalster.

The finish line is on Ballindamm on the Binnenalster (the smaller one of the two Alster lakes), near Hamburg's main square and the town hall.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg (Berlin 288km, Copenhagen 338km, Amsterdam 465km, Munich 776km)

Date: 9 September 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (certified); childen 1.2km

Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.10 (1.2km)

Start: on Mönckebergstraße ("Start A") and on Steinstraße ("Start B")

Finish: Ballindamm

Entries: online or by post (until 30 Aug 2012); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 18 (until 30 Aug 2012), € 22 (until 8 Sep 2012), € 25 (until 9 Sep 2012)

Entry fees (1.2km): € 5 (until 30 Aug 2012), € 6 (until 9 Sep 2012)

Timing: chip timing (included in the entry fees)

Race centre: Sportlermarkt, at the St. Jakobi church, Mönckebergstrasse (7 Sep 14.00-19.00, 8 Sep 10.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)

You get: chip timing, baggage storage; drink station at the finish (no drink stations on the course); entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 16

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the winners of each age category

Changing facilities: in tents

Showers: no

Award ceremony: 12.00 at the Sportlermarkt on Mönckebergstrasse

Number of finishers 2011: 2837 men, 1557 women, 186 children

Event website (in German):


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