Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (Author: User BinPaul on de.wikipedia / public domain / photo modified by


Held on a Friday night in mid-July, the Nachtlauf Kassel ("Night Run Kassel") offers three races: 10km, 5km and 1.3km for children.

The route is a 2.5km-long loop through the city centre of Kassel, a city of about 200,000 people in the state of Hessen (Hesse) in central Germany.

The race takes in two vast squares — the circular Königsplatz, where the race begins, and the 340m-long Friedrichsplatz which is home to the Fridericianum, one of Europe's oldest museum buildings (pictured).

More than 1,000 runners took part in the event last year.

The Nachtlauf Kassel forms part of the popular Stadtlauf series which is held between May and October in twenty German cities.

In all Stadtlauf races, participants get, instead of a bib number, a technical T-shirt which they must wear during the race.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kassel (193km from Frankfurt, 246km from Köln, 310km from Hamburg, 381km from Berlin)

Date: 15 July 2016 (Friday)

Race distance: 1.3km (children 12 years and under), 5km, 10km

Start time: 20.00 (1.3km), 20.30 (5km), 21.30 (10km)

Start and finish: Königsplatz

Race centre:

  • SportScheck sports shop (Thursday 14 July 2016, 10.00-20.00)
  • in the start/finish area (on the day from 12.00 until one hour before the start)

Entries: online (up to 14 July 2016); late entries on the day (up to 19.30); race limit: 1500 runners

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees — no chip timing, finisher medal to all children, race limit: 200 runners

Entry fees (5km, 10km): €24 (up to 15 April 2016), €29 (up to 15 July 2016)

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, buy a single-use chip (€3) or buy a chip (€31)

You get: technical T-shirt or singlet, snacks and drinks on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, finisher photo, changing facilities, supervised bag storage

Prizes (5km, 10km): to the first 3 men and women

Number of finishers 2015: 460 (5km), 519 (10km)

Event website (in German):


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