8th ‘Schwerin Night Run’ 2013

Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 11 May 2013

Statue of Nike at the Schwerin Castle (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Entrants to the Schweriner Nachtlauf can choose to run either 5k, 10k, 15k or 20k through Schwerin, an old city of about 100,000 people, situated in a delightful lakeland region in northern Germany.

Held on a Saturday night in May, the event attracts over 800 runners.

The route is a very scenic 5-kilometre loop. Participants run through Schwerin's pedestrianized Altstadt, around two lakes, across the Schlossinsel ("Castle Island") which is home to one of Germany's most beautiful castles, and through the Baroque Schlossgarten.

The event includes children's races, a handcycling race, a 5k nordic walking competition, and a relay for teams of four runners (4x5km).


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schwerin (Lübeck 73km, Rostock 86km, Hamburg 110km, Berlin 208km)

Date: 11 May 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km; 10km; 15km; 20km; 4x5km relay; 5km nordic walking

Start time: 20.00 (runners), 20.05 (nordic walking)

Start and finish: at the southern end of the "Pfaffenteich" lake

Entries: online; late entries on the day; € 5 off the entry fees for students

Entry fees: € 14 (up to 29 Feb 2013), € 19 (up to 4 May 2013), € 24 (up to 11 May 2013)

Race centre: 10 May 2013 (15.00-19.00): Textilhaus Kressmann, Mecklenburgstrasse 19-23; on the day (15.00-19.00): Haus der Kultur, near the start

You get: technical T-shirt, certificate, drinks on the course

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 5 relay teams

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2012: 351 (5km), 274 (10km), 57 (15km), 45 (20km), 39 (nordic walking), 12 relay teams

Event website: www.schwerin-nachtlauf.de


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