Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 7 September 2014

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


The Alsterlauf in Hamburg is one of Germany's top 10k races.

Last year, the race had more than 4500 finishers, led home by Kenya's Richard Kiprop Mengich (28min 54sec) and Cynthia Kosgei (32min 33sec).

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route is a very scenic and mostly flat loop around the Alster lake, which is surrounded by some of Hamburg's most exclusive quarters.

The course is AIMS-certified and closed to all traffic.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg (Berlin 288km, Copenhagen 338km, Amsterdam 465km)

Date: 7 September 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km; children 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 28 Aug 2014); late entries on the day

Entry fees: € 17/19/22/25 (up to 31 Dec 2013/28 Aug/6 Sep/7 Sep 2014)

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

Race centre: Sportlermarkt at the St. Jakobi church on Mönckebergstrasse (5 Sep 14.00-19.00, 6 Sep 10.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)

You get: finisher medal, drink station at the finish (no drink stations on the course); entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 19

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the winners of each age category

Changing facilities: in tents (no showers)

Award ceremony: ca. 12.00 at the Sportlermarkt on Mönckebergstrasse

Number of finishers 2013: 4533 (10km), 242 (1.2km)

Event website (in German):


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