Friday 21 June 2024

The Außenalster lake in Hamburg at night (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually on a Friday night in June, RUN Hamburg (formerly known as Nachtlauf Hamburg) draws a crowd of over 2,000 runners to the shores of the Außenalster lake in Germany's second-largest city.

Participants can choose to run either one lap (7.5km) or two laps (15km) around the lake.

The start and the finish are at the Alsterwiesen (Alster lawns) on the western shore.

The race is run on asphalt and gravel paths.

Instead of a bib number, participants get a T-shirt which they must wear during the race.


Map of the venue:


RUN HAM 2024:


  • 21 June 2024 (Friday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 18.45: 1km Bambini Run
  • 19.15: 1.8km Kids Run
  • 20.00: 15km
  • 22.00: 7.5km

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  7.5km 15km
2023 1,434 853
2022 1,041 631
2021 --- ---
2020 --- ---
2019 2,034 1,421
2018 2,112 1,287


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.