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AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Race on Saturday: Record number of 11,000 women and girls to run

A new record number of participants is again expected at the by far largest

women’s race in Germany, on this Saturday, May 22, in the Tiergarten

Park. So far, already 9,986 women and girls have signed up for the 21st AVON

RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run. This means an estimated 11,000 runners and

walkers can be expected. Last year it was exactly 10,528. In 2003, the 10,000

barrier was broken for the first time.

Traditionally, the runners can chose between two distances at the AVON

RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run: 5 km and 10 km. This year, a new discipline

is on the programme of the AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run. Nordic

walking will be integrated into the race. Walkers and Nordic walkers will have

their own 10 km race for the first time. Alternatively, they can also

participate in the 5 km race. This year schoolgirls will again make up a large

portion of the starting field of this shorter race. The racing programme is

rounded off with a ca. 800m Bambini Run for children born in 1994 and


From an athletic standpoint, the 10km race will be the highlight. Among

others, two top German women runners will be at the start: Kathrin Weßel

(SCC Berlin) and Claudia Dreher (Gänsefurther Sportbewegung). Kathrin

Weßel, the once world-class long distance track runner, was the German

champion in the marathon in 2003. At the 1999 World Championships, Claudia

Dreher ran to 9th place in the marathon. "It is always a special

motivation for me to run in the AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run. This

race has gone through a phenomenal development, and the atmosphere is

great,“ says Kathrin Weßel, who came in second in last year’s

AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run.

It is worth it in many respects to participate in the AVON RUNNING Berlin

Women’s Run. Every participant will receive a medal, a certificate,

presents from AVON and the event t-shirt from adidas. Only the girls registered

through their schools will not receive a t-shirt.

Late registration is still possible. Whoever would like to participate can

register on Wednesday or Friday at Karstadt Sport in Joachimstaler Straße

5 – 6. That is only true, however, until the limit of 11,500 walkers and

runners has not yet been reached. Children can be registered for the Bambini

Run on Saturday in the starting area. The supporting programme will begin at 2



3.30 p.m.: 10 km Walking / Nordic Walking 3:40 p.m.: Bambini Run 4:30 p.m.:

5 km (with Walking / Nordic Walking) 6:00 p.m.: 10 km race


10 km: 3,784 runners 278 walkers 5 km: 3,060 women runners 2,364 schoolgirls

Bambini Run: 500 children

TOTAL: 9,986