Heiligenhafen (Germany), Friday 25 July 2014

Heiligenhafen - Stadtplan am Binnensee (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Starting at 11pm on a Friday night in late July, the Mitternachtslauf (‘Midnight Run’) attracts a crowd of around 1000 runners.

The route is a 10km loop through Heiligenhafen, a small town on the Baltic coast in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Participants run through the historic town centre and through residential areas, past the marina, along the beach promenade, and through the ‘Ferienzentrum’ holiday resort.

In 2013, the fastest finishers were Dennis Mehlfeld (32:23) and Anke Tiedemann (38:24). The time limit to complete the course is 90 minutes.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Heiligenhafen (69km from Kiel, 69km from Lübeck, 128km from Hamburg, 206km from Copenhagen)

Date: 25 July 2014 (Friday)

Race distance: 10km (certified), children 1km/3.2km

Start time: 19.00 (1km); 20.00 (3.2km); 23.00 (10km)

Start and finish: Sportplatz, Lütjenburger Weg, Heiligenhafen

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 18 July 2014); late entries on the day if the entry limit of 1250 runners has not been reached

Entry fees: € 10 (up to 18 July 2014); € 13 (on 25 July 2014)

Timekeeping: STGK chip timing (included in the entry fees)

Race centre: Sportlerheim, Sportplatz Lütjenburger Weg (on the day 19.00-22.30)

You get: a souvenir gift; chip timing

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women and to the winners of each category

Award ceremony: 19.30 (1km); 20.45 (3.2km); 0.30 (10km)

Number of finishers 2013: 82 (1km), 54 (3.2km), 873 (10km)

Event website (in German): mitternachtslauf.de


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