16th ‘Meissen Night Run’ 2014

Meissen (Germany), Friday 9 May 2014

Meissen, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Meissner Nachtlauf is a Paarlauf (‘Pair Run’) for two-person relay teams, held on the narrow cobbled streets of the beautiful old town of Meissen.

Situated on the River Elbe, approximately 25 kilometres from the city of Dresden, Meissen is one of the most attractive small towns in eastern Germany.

The race is 17.6 kilometres long (sixteen laps). Relay partners complete laps in turns, so that each participant runs 8.8 kilometres (eight laps).

The route is a challenging 1.1-kilometre loop through the historic town centre. Each lap features 20 metres of ascent.

Teams can be male, female, or mixed. In 2013, 62 teams competed in the event.


Markt, Meissen, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The start and finish are on Markt, Meissen's main square.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Meissen (Dresden 23km, Leipzig 100km, Prague 173km, Berlin 192km)

Date: 9 May 2014 (Friday)

Race distance: 17.6km (two-person relay: each participant runs 8x1.1km)

Start time: 17.00 (children's races), 20.00 (17.6km pair run)

Start and finish: Markt

Entries: online or by post; payment in cash on the day; late entries on the day until 19.30

Entry fees: € 5 per runner

Race centre: at the start

You get: chip timing

Prizes: to the three fastest teams in each category

Award ceremony: at 21.30 on Markt

Number of finishers 2013: 62 teams

Event website (in German): meissner-nachtlauf.de


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