38th 'Berlin New Year's Eve Run' 2013
Berlin (Germany), Tuesday 31 December 2013
On New Year's Eve 2013, a healthy mix of ambitious athletes and costumed fun runners will line up again for the Berliner Silvesterlauf in Germany's capital Berlin.
Held on a challenging multi-terrain course in the vast Grunewald forest on the western fringes of the city, the event attracts approximately 1500 to 2000 Berliners.
The Silvesterlauf offers two races for adults (6.3km and 9.9km) and two races for minors (2km and 4km). The shorter routes are open to women as well.
From the course, participants get some fine views of the cityscape in the distance as they run up and down the slopes of two hills, the Teufelsberg and the Drachenberg. Both are man-made hills built of rubble after World War Two.
Venue (Map): Mommsenstadion, Berlin-Westend
Date: 31 December 2013 (Tuesday)
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 2013); late entries on the day; race limit 2500 entries!
Entry fees: € 10/13/18 (up to 25 Oct/13 Dec/31 Dec 2013)
Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip or rent a chip for € 4
Race centre: Mommsenstadion (on the day from 11.00)
You get: drinks at the finish, a 'Pfannkuchen' (Berliner doughnut), finisher certificate
Prizes: to the fastest finishers and to the runners with the best costumes
Showers and changing facilities: yes (but no attended baggage storage!)
Number of participants 2012: 947 (9.9km), 347 (6.3km), 65 (4km), 58 (2km)
Event website (in German): www.berliner-silvesterlauf.de
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