Berlin (Germany), Thursday 31 December 2015
Every year on New Year's Eve, an international crowd of about 1,500 runners lines up for the Berliner Silvesterlauf in Germany's capital Berlin.
Held on a challenging multi-terrain course in the vast Grunewald forest on the western fringes of the city, the event offers two races for adults (6.3km and 9.9km) and two races for young athletes (2km and 4km). The shorter routes are open to women as well.
From the course, participants get some fine views of the cityscape in the distance as they run up and down the slopes of two hills, the Teufelsberg (pictured) and the Drachenberg. Both are man-made hills built of rubble after World War Two.
Venue (Map): Mommsenstadion, Berlin-Westend
Date: 31 December 2015 (Thursday)
Race distance (children U16): 2km, 4km
Race distance (juniors U20): 2km, 4km, 6.3km
Race distance (women): 2km, 4km, 6.3km, 9.9km
Race distance (men): 6.3km, 9.9km
Start time: 12.00 (2km); 12.15 (4km); 12.30 (6.3km); 13.00 (9.9km)
Start and finish: on the car park at the Mommsenstadion, Waldschulallee, Berlin
Race centre: Mommsenstadion (on the day from 11.00)
Entries: online (up to 11 Dec 2015); late entries on the day; race limit 2500 entries!
Entry fees (children and juniors): € 9/12/18 (up to 23 Oct/11 Dec/31 Dec 2015)
Entry fees (men and women): € 12/15/18 (up to 23 Oct/11 Dec/31 Dec 2015)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 4) or buy a chip (€ 31)
You get: a 'Pfannkuchen' (Berliner doughnut); finisher certificate
Showers and changing facilities: yes (no supervised bag storage!)
Prizes: to the fastest finishers and to the runners with the best costumes
Number of finishers 2014: 927 (9.9km), 351 (6.3km), 74 (4km), 31 (2km)
Event website: www.berliner-silvesterlauf.de
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