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Berlin VITAL - the Sport and Health Trade Fair

The anniversary event of the 30th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on September 27/28,

2003 will bring new changes, not only with the start and finish at the

Brandenburg Gate and with a change of course through Berlin, but also with the

Sport and Health Trade Fair that will accompany the event.

The new name demonstrates the modification: "Berlin VITAL"

signifies a change in course in this area, as well. The new trade fair halls

8.1, 8.2, 10.1, 10.2., 11.2, and 18 will make the area more spacious and open

for the exhibitors, marathon participants and trade show visitors. In addition,

information in the areas of health, nutrition, and sport innovation are to be

developed and improved through special thematic areas. The heart of the fair

will remain the distribution of the race numbers to the participants of the

30th real,- BERLIN- MARATHON. The participants of the marathon must pick up

their numbers during the trade fair (no numbers can be picked up on race day


The extensive pasta lounge is also integrated in the "Berlin

VITAL" fair and will offer the runners and visitors a non-stop pasta party

each day of the fair. The six halls will offer a total of 15,000 m² of

exhibition and activity areas, supplemented by the representative entrance area

of hall 19 (honorary hall) across from the Sender Freies Berlin station on


Large parking areas in front of the halls will make visiting the

"Berlin VITAL" fair easy for the guests and exhibitors. The public

transportation connections by bus and subway have also become more convenient.

A further advantage for the visitors of the trade fair is the proximity of the

summer garden, where the bambini race will take place on Saturday and which can

also be used for an outdoor pasta party.

The opening times for the "Berlin VITAL" fair are:

Thursday, September 25, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26, 2003 from noon to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 27, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The organisers of "Berlin VITAL 2003" expect over 100,000

visitors. In addition to the participants of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON and

their accompanying persons, they also expect numerous recreational athletes

from Berlin and Brandenburg to attend. Everyone interested in stamina sports in

the largest sense is invited (running, skating, biking, triathlon, swimming),

as well as all those interested in obtaining information about leading a

healthy and athletic way of life.

With "Berlin VITAL", the fair organisers of the real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON and SCC-RUNNING are thus presenting the largest trade fair in

this area in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Those interested in exhibiting can obtain further information at:

Runze & Casper Verlagsservice OHG,

Tel.: 030-28018-147

Fax: 030-28018-400


Or on the internet:

Concept support and development:

"Berlin VITAL"


SMC-Sport Management Consulting,

Jürgen Lock