Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (Author: User BinPaul on de.wikipedia / public domain / photo modified by


RUN Kassel (formerly known as ‘Nachtlauf Kassel’) is a running event held annually on a Friday night in the summer in Kassel, a city of about 200,000 people in Germany's state of Hessen (Hesse).

Three races are available: 1km kids run, 5km and 10km.

The 5k is two laps and the 10k is four laps of a 2.5km-long loop course that takes the runners across two vast squares in the city centre—the circular Königsplatz, where the races start and finish, and the 340m-long Friedrichsplatz, which is home to the Fridericianum, one of Europe's oldest museum buildings (pictured).

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

According to our information, the event was last held on 23 August 2019.

(Last update: 14 September 2022)


Map of the venue:




  • Friday 30 October 2020 (postponed from 21 August 2020) - Cancelled!

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • 5km: 528
    • 10km: 472


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