Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 6 September 2015

The Alster lake in Hamburg, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


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

Approximately 4,200 runners took part in the race last year. The fastest finishers were Kenya's Andrew Ben Kimotai (28min 24sec) and Rose Chelimo (32min 5sec).

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route is a very scenic and mostly flat loop around the Außenalster lake, which is surrounded by some of Hamburg's most exclusive quarters. The finish line is at the smaller Binnenalster lake.

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


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg

Date: 6 September 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 1.2km (children 6 to 13 years old); 10km

Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.10 (1.2km)

Start: on Mönckebergstraße ("Startblock A") and on Steinstraße ("Startblock B")

Finish: on Ballindamm (approximately 500 metres from the start)

Race centre: Sportlermarkt at the St. Jakobi church on Mönckebergstrasse (4 Sep 14.00-19.00, 5 Sep 10.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 27 Aug 2015); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 16/18/21/24 (up to 31 Dec 2014/27 Aug/5 Sep/6 Sep 2015)

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

You get: finisher medal, drinks at the finish (no drink stations on the course!); supervised bag storage

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

Changing facilities: in tents at the St. Jacobi church

Showers: no

Award ceremony: at ca. 12.00 at the Sportlermarkt on Mönckebergstrasse

Number of finishers 2014: 2678 men, 1519 women, 80 children

Event website (in German):


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