Friday 20 August 2021

The city centre of Dresden on a summer evening (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Dresdner Nachtlauf (Dresden Night Run) is held annually on a Friday night in August in Dresden, capital of the state of Sachsen (Saxony) in Germany.

The event traditionally takes place on the first day of the Dresdner Stadtfest, a three-day street festival that draws an estimated half a million visitors every year.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, both the 6.3km race and the 11.8km race take the runners along both banks of the Elbe river, mainly on cycleways.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • 6.3km: 602
    • 11.8km: 1,634
  • 2019:
    • 5km: 1,444
    • 13.8km: 3,062


12. Dresdner Nachtlauf:


  • 20 August 2021 (Friday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 17.00: 270m Bambinilauf
  • 17.30: 1.2km Kinderlauf
  • 18.30: 11.8km Lauf
  • 21:30: 6.3km Lauf

Start/finish area:

  • Terrassenufer (at Carolabrücke)

Event website:


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