Saturday 31 July 2021

The Hansesail in Rostock as seen from the Warnowufer (Author: Lauchi / / public domain / photo cropped by


Held annually in the summer in the Hansestadt Rostock (Hanseatic City of Rostock), a Baltic Sea port in northern Germany, the Marathon Nacht (Marathon Night) offers five races:

  • 1.8km Schülerlauf (children's race)
  • ca. 7km ‘Rostocker 7’
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
  • 42.2km Marathon
  • 42.2km Marathon Staffel (relay for teams of up to eight runners)

The marathon begins and ends on Neuer Markt, the main square in the Old Town.

The route consists of two 3.1km loops through the city centre, followed by a 36km loop which takes the runners along the Warnow river, through rural areas, through to the Warnow Tunnel (a 790m-long road tunnel under the river), through the IGA Park which was created for the 2003 Internationale Gartenschau (World Horticultural Exposition), once again through the tunnel, and then back home to the city centre.

Half marathon runners join the marathon field at the the halfway mark of the marathon, which is at the eastern entrance to the Warnow Tunnel. They also run twice through the tunnel.

The kids' run, the 7km race and the relay take place in the city centre.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled. Virtual Run only (638 finishers)
  • 2019:
    • 7km: 325
    • 21.1km: 897
    • 42.2km: 287


19. Marathon Nacht Rostock:


  • 31 July 2021 (Saturday)

Entry limit (!):

  • 1,000 participants

Route (!):

  • 7km loop course
  • start and finish at the Stadthafen

Event website:


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