The organisers of the 28th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON have chosen the slogan
"RUN FOR PEACE",
for this year’s event as a sign of their feelings about the present
world political situation.
At the time of announcing the decision to continue with the staging of the
event, with over 37,000 participants from 85 countries, athletes were also
requested to donate to a fund for the dependents of those New York fire
fighters and police who lost their lives in the recent tragic events, and to
wear a mourning band on their arm.
This run is going to be a run for peace, a peaceful demonstration against
the terrorist attack.
Our reaction is in line with that of the organisers of the big US marathons
in Chicago, (7th October) and New York (4th November), whose events are also to
be similar demonstrations.