Schwerin (Germany), Saturday 13 May 2017

Schweriner Schloss - Schwerin Castle, Germany (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually on a Saturday night in May, the Schweriner Nachtlauf attracts approximately 1,000 runners to the old city of Schwerin which sits on the vast Mecklenburgische Seenplatte (Mecklenburg Lake Plateau) in northern Germany.

Surrounded by lakes in all directions, Schwerin is a magnificent place for distance running, cycling and swimming.

The Nachtlauf (Night Run) offers the possibility to run either one lap (5km), two laps (10km), three laps (15km) or four laps (20km) of a stunningly-scenic course through the historic city centre.

The route takes the runners through Schwerin's impressive Altstadt, around two lakes (the Pfaffenteich and the Burgsee), 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 features 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: 13 May 2017 (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: Markt

Race centre:

  • "sport schefe der Laufladen", Mecklenburgstraße 5 (Friday 12 May 2017, 15.00-19.00)
  • in the start/finish area (on the day 15.00-19.30)

Entries: online; late entries on 12 May 2017 and on the day of the race

Entry fees (200m, 1.6km): no entry fees

Entry fees (5km, 10km, 15km, 20km):

  • € 22 (up to 1 February 2017)
  • € 25 (up to 13 May 2017)

Entry fees (relay teams):

  • € 88 (up to 1 February 2017)
  • € 100 (up to 13 May 2017)

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

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

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

Number of finishers 2016: 361 (5km), 250 (10km), 49 (15km), 47 (20km), 19 relay teams, 26 (5km nordic walking)

Event website:

schweriner nachtlauf 2017


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.