Rostock (Germany), Saturday 1 August 2015

The Hansesail in Rostock as seen from the Warnowufer (Author: Lauchi / / public domain / photo cropped by


This summer night running event in the Hanseatic City of Rostock features a 2.5km children's race, a 7km run, a half and a full marathon, and a marathon relay for teams of eight runners.

The 42.2km race starts off at 6pm on Neuer Markt, the main square in Rostock's Old Town. At first, participants run two laps through the city centre. Then, the route runs along the River Warnow and through rural areas to the Warnow Tunnel, a 790m-long road tunnel under the river.

Participants in the half marathon join the marathon field at 7.55pm at the eastern entrance to the tunnel—the halfway mark of the marathon.

The route runs through the tunnel, after that through the IGA Park, which was created for the 2003 World Horticultural Exposition (Internationale Gartenschau), once again through the tunnel, and back home to the city centre.

Last year, Roger Schnyder (1:20:55) and Anna Weidlich (1:26:41) led a field of 768 half marathon runners across the finish line on Neuer Markt.

The full marathon had 242 finishers. The winners were Paul Schmidt (2:30:33) and Sarah Stuckenbrock (3:31:50). The time limit to finish the race is 5hr 30min.


Race information 13. Marathon Nacht Rostock 2015:

Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Rostock (Lübeck 118km, Hamburg 181km, Szczecin 226km, Berlin 228km)

Date: 1 August 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 2.5km (children), 7km, 21.1km, 42.2km, 42.2km relay (8 runners)

Start time: 16.00 (2.5km), 18.00 (42km), 19.07 (7km), 19.30 (21km walk), 19.55 (21km run)

Start (2.5km, 7km, 42km): Neuer Markt (in the city centre)

Start (21km): at the Warnow Tunnel toll collection area on the right bank of the River Warnow (Mautstelle Krummendorf, Ostufer)

Finish: Neuer Markt

Race centre: Rathaushalle, Neuer Markt (Friday 16.00-20.00; on the day 12.00-17.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 23 July 2015); late entries on the day

Entry fees (7km): € 7/10 (up to 23 July/1 August 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 26/28/33 (up to 31 March/23 July/1 Aug 2015)

Entry fees (42km): € 35/40/50 (up to 31 March/23 July/1 Aug 2015)

Timekeeping (7km, 21km, 42km): BMS chip timing — rent a chip (€ 3) or buy a chip (€ 18)

Timekeeping (2.5km, relay): BMS chip timing — included in the entry fees

You get: ferry service to the start area (21km), bus/ferry service for relay runners, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area (21km), fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: at 22.00 in the finish area

Number of finishers 2014: 768 (21km run), 16 (21km walk), 242 (42km), 49 relay teams, 50 children

Event website:


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