Wismar (Germany), Sunday 21 August 2016

'Alter Schwede', Wismar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Held in Wismar, a medieval Hanseatic port on Germany's Baltic coast, the Schwedenlauf offers three road races, approximately 800m, 5km and 10km long.

Starting and finishing on the spacious main square in the beautiful Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the 5km race is one lap and the 10km race is two laps of an undulating loop course through the town centre — mainly on asphalt, partly on cobbles.

Around 750 runners take part in the Schwedenlauf every year.

The event forms part of the Schwedenfest (18-21 August 2016) an annual street festival that remembers the time when Wismar was under Swedish rule (1648-1803).


The 'Gewölbe' at the old harbour in Wismar (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

The Gewölbe, a protected monument in Wismar's old harbour


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Wismar (Rostock 60km, Lübeck 63km, Hamburg 128km, Berlin 245km)

Date: 21 August 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 800m, ca. 5.5km ("5km"), ca. 10.15km ("10km")

Start time: 10.00 (0.8km), 10.15 (5km, 10km)

Start and finish: Marktplatz, Wismar

Race centre:

  • KreisSportBund NWM (19 August 2016, 8.00-18.00)
  • Marktplatz (on the day 8.30-9.30)

Entries: online (up to 17 August 2016) or by post (up to 7 August 2016)

Entry fees (800m): € 3 (up to 7 August 2016), € 6 (after 7 August 2016)

Entry fees (5km): € 8 (up to 7 August 2016), € 11 (after 7 August 2016)

Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 7 August 2016), € 15 (after 7 August 2016)

Timekeeping: transponder timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: finisher T-shirt, certificate, goodie bag, fruit and drinks on the course and at the finish, free massage service

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes (5km, 10km): to the first 3 in each age group; to the first 3 teams in the 10km race

Number of finishers 2015: 131 (800m), 284 (5km), 308 (10km)

Event website: www.schwedenlauf.de


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.