Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (Author: User BinPaul on de.wikipedia / public domain / photo modified by


Held on a Saturday night in mid-July, the Nachtlauf Kassel offers a 5k and a 10k race as well as a 1300-metre children's run.

The route is a 2.5-kilometre loop through the city centre of Kassel, a city of almost 200,000 people in the state of Hesse in central Germany.

Participants won't see many historic sights along the course (large parts of Kassel's city centre were destroyed during World War Two) but they will run across the vast Friedrichsplatz where they will pass the Museum Fridericianum (pictured), one of Europe's oldest museum buildings.

The event forms part of the popular Stadtlauf series which is held between May and October in nineteen German cities. Instead of a bib number, entrants get a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kassel (193km from Frankfurt, 246km from Köln, 310km from Hamburg, 381km from Berlin)

Date: 19 July 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km, 10km; 1.3km (children 12 years and under)

Start time: 20.00 (children), 20.30 (5km); 21.30 (10km)

Start and finish: Königsplatz

Entries: online (up to 18 July 2014); late entries on the day if race limit of 1500 runners has not been reached

Entry fees (5km, 10km): € 22 (up to 15 April 2014); € 27 (up to 19 July 2014)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees; no chip timing; finisher medal to all children; race limit 300 runners

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

Race centre: Königsplatz (18 July 2014, 10.00-19.00; on the day 12.00-20.00)

You get: technical T-shirt, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish

Prizes (5km, 10km): to the first 3 M/F

Number of finishers 2013: 274 (5km), 409 (10km)

Event website (in German):


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