Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 13 April 2014

Leuchtfeuer Bunthaus, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany (GeorgHH / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Wilhelmsburger Insellauf ("Wilhelmsburg Island Run") takes runners on a tour of Wilhelmsburg, one of Hamburg's most multicultural quarters, situated on an island in the mighty River Elbe.

Four race distances are on offer — a 21.1km half marathon, a 10.55km quarter marathon, a 5km race, and a 1.2km run for young athletes.

All routes are certified and mostly on asphalt roads.

The 5k is an out-and-back run through residential areas to a 19th-century windmill. Participants in the longer races also run through farmland and lovely rural areas, along the dikes on the River Elbe, and past some very pretty thatched houses.

Last year, the event welcomed around 1600 runners and hikers.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

Date: 13 April 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 10.55km; 5km; children 1.2km

Start time: 9.30 (21km), 9.40 (10.5km), 9.50 (5km), 9.55 (1.2km)

Start and finish: Sportplatz Dratelnstraße

Entries: online or by post (up to 7 April 2014); late entries on Saturday 12 April 2014 (15.00-18.00) and on the day (until one hour before the start)

Entry fees (5km): € 4 (up to 7 April 2014), € 7 (up to 13 April 2014)

Entry fees (10.5km): € 10 (up to 7 April 2014), € 13 (up to 13 April 2014)

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 7 April 2014), € 18 (up to 13 April 2014)

Timekeeping: BMS-Chip — rent a chip (€ 3) or buy a chip (€ 18)

Race centre: Berufsschulzentrum, Dratelnstraße (opposite the Sportplatz)

You get: drinks on the course and at the finish, certificate; entrants can order a medal for € 6

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F

Award ceremony: shortly after the race

Number of finishers 2013: 367 (21km), 494 (10.5km), 297 (5km), 431 children

Event website:


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