Friday 8 October 2021 (postponed from 18 June 2021) - 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:

  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 7.5km: 2,034
    • 15km: 1,421
  • 2018:
    • 7.5km: 2,112
    • 15km: 1,287


RUN HAM 2021:


  • Friday 8 October 2021 (postponed from 18 June 2021) - Event cancelled!

Event website:


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