Friday 16 October 2020 - Cancelled!

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


Held annually on a Friday night in mid-June, RUN Hamburg (formerly known as Nachtlauf Hamburg) draws a crowd of about 3,000 to 4,000 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:


Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 7.5km: 2,034
    • 15km: 1,421
  • 2018:
    • 7.5km: 2,112
    • 15km: 1,287


RUN HAM 2020:


  • Friday 16 October 2020 (postponed from 19 June 2020) - Cancelled!

Start time:

  • 19.15: 1.5km Kids Run
  • 20.00: 15km
  • 22.00: 7.5km

Event website:


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