Held on a Saturday night in mid-August, the first Nachtlauf Kassel will offer a 5k, a 10k, and a 1300-metre children's run.

The route is a 2.5-kilometre loop through the city centre of Kassel, a city of almost 200,000 people in central Germany.

As large parts of Kassel's centre were destroyed during World War Two participants won't see many historic sights along the course but they will run across the vast Friedrichsplatz where they will pass the Museum Fridericianum, one of Europe's oldest museum buildings.

The event forms part of the popular Stadtlauf series which is held between May and October in nineteen German cities. Instead of a bib number, entrants get a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race.


Country: Germany

Venue: Kassel (Frankfurt 193km, Köln 246km, Hamburg 310km, Berlin 381km)

Date: 17 August 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km, 10km; children 1.3km

Start time: 20.00 (children), 20.30 (5km); 21.30 (10km)

Start and finish: Königsplatz

Entries: online (until 16 August 2013); late entries on the day if race limit of 1500 runners has not been reached

Entry fees (5km, 10km): € 20 (until 15 May 2013); € 25 (until 17 August 2013)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees; no chip timing; finisher medal to all children; race limit 300 runners

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or buy a single-use chip for € 3

Race centre: at the start (16 Aug 2013, 10.00-19.00; on the day 12.00-20.00)

You get: technical T-shirt, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Prizes (5km, 10km): to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2012: ---

Event website (in German): mein.sportscheck.com/sport/laufsport/events/nachtlauf_kassel


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