Heiligenhafen (Germany), Friday 28 July 2017

Heiligenhafen - street map (Stadtplan) at the Binnensee lake - Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu


This Mitternachtslauf (‘Midnight Run’) draws runners from all over Germany and beyond to the small town of Heiligenhafen, a popular summer holiday destination on the Baltic Sea coast in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The route is 10 kilometres long. The first half of the course is very undulating but the second half is mostly flat.

Starting and finishing on Heiligenhafen's athletics track, the race takes the runners through the historic town centre, through residential areas, past the marina, along the beach promenade and around the Binnensee lagoon.

Last year, Dennis Mehlfeld defended his title in a time of 33 minutes 20 seconds, leading a field of 671 midnight runners across the finish line. Ludmilla Bossmann was the fastest woman in 41 minutes 38 seconds. The time limit to finish the 10k race is 90 minutes.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Heiligenhafen (69km from Kiel, 69km from Lübeck, 128km from Hamburg)

Date: 28 July 2017 (Friday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 19.00: 1km (children born 2006-2011)
  • 20.00: 3.2km (young athletes born 2002-2007)
  • 23.00: 10km

Start and finish: Sportplatz, Lütjenburger Weg, Heiligenhafen

Race centre: Sportlerheim, Sportplatz Lütjenburger Weg (on the day from 19.00)


  • online with payment by bank transfer (up to 23 July 2017)
  • late entries on the day if the entry limit (1,250 runners) has not been reached

Entry fees (10km):

  • € 12 (up to 23 July 2017)
  • € 15 (on 28 July 2017)

Timekeeping: STGK chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: a souvenir gift; certificate (online)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women

Number of finishers 2016: 73 (1km), 44 (3.2km), 741 (10km)

Event website (in German):

Mitternachtslauf Heiligenhafen - Event website: mitternachtslauf.de


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