Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 7 May 2016

Statue of Nike at the Schwerin Castle (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually on a Saturday night in early May, the Schweriner Nachtlauf attracts approximately 1,000 participants.

Entrants can choose to run either one lap (5km), two laps (10km), three laps (15km) or four laps (20km) of a stunningly scenic course through Schwerin, an old city of about 100,000 people, situated in a delightful lakeland region in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany.

The race takes the runners through Schwerin's impressive Altstadt, around two lakes, across the Schlossinsel (a little island that is home to one of Germany's most beautiful castles) and through the baroque Schlossgarten.

The event also offers a relay for teams of four runners (4x5km), children's races and a 5km nordic walking race.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Schwerin (Lübeck 73km, Rostock 86km, Hamburg 110km, Berlin 208km)

Date: 7 May 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 16.15 (200m children 3-6 years old)
  • 17.10-17.40 (1.6km children)
  • 20.00 (5km/10km/15km/20km/4x5km)
  • 20.05 (5km nordic walking)

Start and finish: Pfaffenteich Südterrasse (at the southern end of the Pfaffenteich lake)

Entries: online

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees

Entry fees (5km, 10km, 15km, 20km): € 22 (up to 1 February 2016), € 25 (after 1 February 2016)

Entry fees (relay teams): € 88 (up to 1 February 2016), € 100 (after 1 February 2016)

You get: technical T-shirt, fruit and drinks in the start/finish area, drinks on the course; certificate and finisher medal to all children

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women in each race; to the first 5 relay teams

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2015: 428 (5km), 302 (10km), 59 (15km), 41 (20km), 22 relay teams, 63 (nordic walking), 6 (handbikes/wheelchairs)

Event website:

Schweriner Nachtlauf ( Schwerin Night Run) - Event website:


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