Runs and runs and runs
Runners, hand bikers, in-line skaters or walkers, the Einstein Marathon attracts all of these athletes. Each year, well over 10,000 sport enthusiasts set the two-state city in motion during this major sporting event.
Introverted individuals jog alone in mono cells, while others run together in a group, chat and are relaxed. Ambitious participants fight doggedly against the time, wrestle with their weaker self – these are the scenes that play out on the banks of the Danube in Ulm or Neu-Ulm in the weeks before. What unites them all: They are training for the big day – the day of the Einstein Marathon.
Whether marathon, half-distance, ten kilometres or relay – they have all set themselves a personal goal, albeit completely different ones. For some people it is about beating their personal record, whereas others simply want to cross the finishing line. One thing they all have in common is the incomparable feeling of running past a throng of spectators enthusiastic about sport. They spur the runners on, cheer and applaud – this experience alone makes the participants´ exertions seem worthwhile both before and during the race.
The first run took place in 2005 and was planned as a one-off project. But its rather unexpected success encouraged the organisers to continue. Since then, the city marathon has taken place annually with its various run offshoots, as well as being professionally organised and leading a long way along the banks of the Danube. He runs, runs and runs, and nobody wants to stop him.