Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 12 April 2015

Sheep on a dike in northern Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


The Wilhelmsburger Insellauf ("Wilhelmsburg Island Run") takes runners on a tour of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg which is situated on an island in the mighty River Elbe.

Four race distances are on offer — a 1.2km children's race, a 5km run, a 10.55km quarter marathon, and a 21.1km half marathon.

The routes are accurately measured and certified.

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.

More than 2100 runners, walkers and nordic walkers took part in the event last year.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

Date: 12 April 2015 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.30: 21.1km
  • 9.40: 5km
  • 9.45: 1.2km (children born 2000-2009)
  • 10.20: 10.55km

Start and finish: Sportplatz Dratelnstraße

Race centre: Berufsschulzentrum, Dratelnstraße (opposite the Sportplatz)

Entries: online or by post (up to 6 April 2015); late entries on Saturday 11 April 2015 (15.00-18.00) and on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (5km): € 4 (up to 6 April 2015), € 7 (up to 12 April 2015)

Entry fees (10.5km): € 10 (up to 6 April 2015), € 13 (up to 12 April 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 6 April 2015), € 18 (up to 12 April 2015)

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

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 2014: 422 (1.2km), 502 (5km), 570 (10.5km), 629 (21km)

Event website:


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