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The “Burn of the Christmas Goose“ Run, the turn of the year races, and the running programme for 2004

Runners in Berlin are invited by SCC-RUNNING to join in several races at the turn of the year


You can burn off calories in the Grunewald Forest on the day after Christmas, on December 26, 2003, at the 5th Berlin “Burn off the Christmas Goose“ Run. Bernd Hübner invites you to join in the ultimate running recreation in the forest. The Christmas goose traditionally joins Santa Claus in the run. At the ranger station Saubucht (Bay of Pigs), the long-time forest ranger Hans Lippert will be presented with a traditional thank you present from the runners in Berlin for his year-round refreshment water service in the middle of the forest. We will all jog together for 60 minutes. There will be Christmas cookies and coffee at the finish in the stadium.

The meeting point is 10 a.m. at the Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee 34 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. You can shower and change in the stadium.

No pre-registration is necessary, just come and join in.

At the turn of the year there are two traditional races organised by SCC-RUNNING.

  • the 28th Berlin New Years Eve Run – the "Donut Run"
    on Wednesday, December 31st at 12:00 noon “Around the Teufelsberg Mountain"
  • the 33rd Berlin New Years Day Run on January 1, 2004 at 12:00 noon at the Brandenburg Gate--the charity race for UNICEF.

Both traditional races belong to the end of the year rituals of the Berlin running community. The "Donut Run" has established itself over the past few years as a costume run. Shortly before the first start at 12 noon there is a competition for the best costume (you have to be able to run in it, too!).

So far, 725 runners have registered for the 4 competitions for the 28th New Years Eve Run on December 31, 2003, and a total of about 2,000 participants is expected.

The deadline for discounted registration is Wednesday, December 17, 2003.

On January 1, 2004, at 12:00 noon, the meeting point for the Berlin running community is the Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate.

The 33rd Berlin New Years Day Run is only 4 km. The FUN RUN takes you down the boulevard “Under the Linden“. This run, which is a fun running demonstration with musical instruments without any competitive character, is also a solidarity race for UNICEF, to raise money for the United Nations Childrens Fund. Instead of an organisational fee, the participants are asked to bring along a donation. You do not have to register, just come and join in, and help “run in“ the New Year 2004.

Overview of all SCC RUNNING dates for 2004:

SCC-RUNNING Programme 2004/2005

January 1 33rd Berlin New Years Day Run
-"The Charity Run for UNICEF"- 4 km FUN-RUN "Unter den Linden" start the NEW YEAR together, no times - one tempo, meeting point is 12:00 noon: BRANDENBURG GATE

January 3 Training run “Only 3 months until the 24th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON“
weekly--Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Siegessäule (Victory Column), corner of Hofjägerallee

January 17 26th Berlin Team Marathon
(42,195 km for teams of three) in the Plänterwaldand a 5 km FUN-RUN

February 21 Training run “Only 3 months until the 21st AVON Womens Run“
weekly--Saturdays at 5 p.m., John-Foster-Dulles Allee, HdKdW.

February 29 4th Cancer Charity Run (5 km)
in the Grunewald Forest for the 26th German Cancer Congress, 10 a.m. Eichkamp Stadium, Harbigstraße

March 27 Last group training for the 24th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON
, 2 p.m., Siegessäule (Victory Column), corner of Hofjägerallee

21.0975 km "Sightseeing through die City", 7th Inline Skating Half Marathon, 15th Wheelchair Half Marathon and 5th Power Walking Half Marathon, with the 12th FUN-RUN (4 km) "Around the Berlin City Hall" and Berlin school race; Bambini run 800 m

April 11 4th Berlin Easter Bunny Run
at 9 a.m., Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee

May 2 RBB Run 2004
(1st Berlin One-Third Marathon--14 km) Start and finish on the Glienicker Bridge--through Potsdam

May 15 Last group training for the 21st AVON RUNNING Womens Run May 22 AVON RUNNING 21st Berlin Womens Run
in the Tiergarten Park 5 km and 10 km in Tiergarten Park - Running, Walking, Moving with a Berlin school race and a 800 m Bambini Run, Straße des 17. Juni

June 16/17 5th Berlin 5 x 5 km TEAM-Relay in Tiergarten Park
Group experience for companies, friends, offices, committees... With a ca. 700 m Bambini run

June 26 Training run “only 3 months until the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON“
, 9 a.m. Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee

July 31 13th City Night on the Kurfürstendamm
10 km5.2 km FUN-RUN and 10 km Inline-Skating

August 1 Training run “Only 2 months until the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON“
, 9 a.m. Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee August 22 28th Campina Berlin Street Race "The Trial Run"
Half Marathon (21.0975 km), and 5.2 km FUN-RUN, 800 m Bambini run, in the Grunewald Forest, Mommsen Stadium

August 29 3rd Xrace for inline skaters
--“round about the Victory Column“ 5 competitions of the Jever Blade Challenge 2004, half marathon and marathon

August 29 2nd Berlin 30 km training run
“Only 4 weeks until the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON“, 9 a.m. Eichkamp Stadium, Harbigstraße

September 19 “Only 1 more week“
--Oxygen recuperation run on the original marathon course, 9 a.m. Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee--party at the finish

September 25 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON - 8th INLINE SKATING
21st Breakfast Run, 800 m Bambini Run in the Summer Garden

September 26 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON
, 24th Wheelchair Marathon, 6th Power Walker Marathon, 16th real,- MINI-MARATHON (4.2195 km) of the schools

November 7 41st Berlin Cross Country Run
in the Grunewald Forest Eichkamp Stadium, Harbigstraße

November 21 12th Berlin Marathon Relay
(79th Richard Heinzenburg Memorial Relay) Eichkamp Stadium, Harbigstraße

December 26 6th "Burn off the Christmas Goose Run“
Ultimate Recreation Run in Grunewald Forest10:00 a.m., starting at Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee – no fee.

December 31 29th Berlin New Years Eve Run
- "The Jelly Donut Run" – Mommsen Stadium, Waldschulallee

January 1, 2005 34th Berlin New Years Day Run
-"The Charity Run for UNICEF"- 4 km FUN-RUN "Unter den Linden" start the NEW YEAR together, no times - one tempo,meeting point is 12:00 noon: BRANDENBURGER TOR

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