Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 11 September 2016

Sailing boats on the Alster lake in Hamburg, Germany (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


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

Over 3,500 runners took part in the race last year. The fastest finishers were Kenya's Geoffrey Koech (28min 28sec) and Margaret Muringi (33min 28sec).

Starting in the city centre, the route is a scenic and mainly-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.

This year, the event incorporates the German 10k championships.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg

Date: 11 September 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00:  10km (runners aged 12 years or over)
  • 10.10:  1.2km (children 6 to 13 years old)

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 (Friday 14.00-19.00, Saturday 10.00-18.00, on the day 7.30-9.00)

Entries: online or by post (up to 1 September 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 16/18/21/24 (up to 31 Dec 2015/1 Sep/10 Sep/11 Sep 2015)

Entry fees (1.2km): € 5 (up to 1 September 2016), € 6 (up to 11 September 2016)

Timekeeping (10km): 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 (10km): to the first 6 men and 6 women; to the winners of each age group

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 2015: 3,568 (10km), 74 (1.2km)

Event website (in German):


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.