Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 8 September 2013

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


The Alsterlauf 10k race in Hamburg attracts an international field of around 4500 athletes, among them a number of very fast distance runners.

In 2012, the top finishers were Kenya's Richard Kiprop Mengich (28min 17sec) and Cynthia Kosgei (32min 28sec).

Starting in the city centre competitors run one lap of a more or less flat course around the Außenalster lake whose shores are popular with runners all year round.

Along the route, runners pass Hamburg's Central Station, the renowned Kunsthalle art museum, and innumerable elegant villas on the Außenalster.

The finish line is 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)

Date: 8 September 2013 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km; childen 1.2km

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

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

Finish: Ballindamm (approximately 500 metres from the start)

Entries: online or by post (up to 29 Aug 2013); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 17/19/22/25 (up to 31 Dec 2012/29 Aug/7 Sep/8 Sep 2013)

Entry fees (1.2km): € 5 (up to 29 Aug 2013), € 6 (up to 8 Sep 2013)

Timing: chip timing (included in the entry fees)

Race centre: Sportlermarkt at the St. Jakobi church on Mönckebergstrasse (6 Sep 14.00-19.00, 7 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), finisher medal; entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 17

Prizes (10km): to the first 6 M/F and to the winners of each age category

Changing facilities: in tents

Showers: no

Award ceremony: ca. 12.00 at the Sportlermarkt on Mönckebergstrasse

Number of finishers 2012: 2919 men, 1580 women, 251 children

Event website (in German):


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