Hamburg (Germany), Friday 14 June 2013

The Außenalster at night, Hamburg, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Held on a Friday night in mid-June, the Nachtlauf attracts over 4000 runners to the shores of the Außenalster lake in Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city.

Entrants can choose to run one lap around the lake (7.5km) or two laps (15km).

Starting and finishing in a large park on the western shore, the route is a mostly flat and scenic loop on a mix of gravel and asphalt.

Instead of a bib number, participants get a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race. The entry fees are € 20 for advance entries, and € 25 for late entries.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg (Berlin 289km, Copenhagen 331km, Amsterdam 466km, Frankfurt 496km)

Date: 14 June 2013 (Friday)

Race distance: 15km; 7.5km; 1.5km (children 12 years and under)

Start time: 19.15 (1.5km); 20.00 (15km); 22.00 (7.5km)

Start and finish: at the "Alsterwiesen", Harvestehuder Weg/Milchstraße

Entries: online or in person in the SportScheck sports shop in Hamburg; late entries on the day (16.00-18.00); race limit 5200 runners (children´s races: 400 runners)

Entry fees (15km and 7.5km): €20 (until 15 March 2013), €25 (until 14 June 2013)

Entry fees (1.5km children): no entry fees

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

Race centre: at the start (on the day from 16.00)

You get: technical T-shirt; finisher medal

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2012: 2701 (7.5km), 1533 (15km)

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