Nürnberg (Germany), Thursday 31 December 2015

Wöhrder See, Nürnberg, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Held annually on New Year's Eve in the city of Nürnberg (Nuremberg) in Germany's state of Bavaria, the Nürnberger Silvesterlauf attracts a crowd of about 1,500 runners.

The 10k is by far the most popular distance, and the race usually fills up well before race day. It seems unlikely that the 5k or the children's races will be sold out.

The route is a 5km-long loop on asphalt paths around the Wöhrder See (pictured), an artificial lake in the eastern part of the city. Participants in the 10k race run two laps of this course.

Steeped in history, Nürnberg is a lively city of half a million people, and well worth a visit for its many reminders of its turbulent past, its outstanding museums, its beautiful half-timbered buildings, and its culinary delights.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Nürnberg (München 168km, Frankfurt 224km, Praha 300km, Berlin 436km)

Date: 31 December 2015 (Thursday)

Race distance: 400m (children born 2009 or later), 1.6km (children born 2003-2008), 5km ("Hobbylauf"), 10km ("Hauptlauf")

Start time: 10.45 (400m); 11.00 (1.6km), 11.30 (5km), 13.00 (10km)

Start and finish: at the Café Seehaus ("Wastl"), Johann-Soergel-Weg

Race centre: Café Seehaus (30 Dec 2015, 15.00-19.00; on the day from 10.00)

Entries: online (up to 14 Dec 2015); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start); race limit: 1315 participants in each race

Entry fees (400m, 1.6km): € 4

Entry fees (5km): € 10/12/14 (up to 22 Nov/14 Dec/31 Dec 2015)

Entry fees (10km): € 14/18/23 (up to 22 Nov/14 Dec/31 Dec 2015)

You get: bib chip timing, hot and cold drinks; entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 13

Changing facilities: yes (no showers, no supervised bag storage)

Prizes (400m, 1.6km, 5km): to the first 3 M/F

Prizes (10km): to the first 3 M/F; to the best finishers in each age group; to the best 3 teams (5 finishers)

Award ceremony: 11.15 (400m); 12.15 (1.6km; 5km), 14.30 (10km)

Number of finishers 2014: 45 (children's races), 317 (5km), 931 (10km)

Event website (in German): silvesterlauf-nuernberg.de


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