The tradition - The “Cult Run”- one week beforehand One week before
the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON, on Sunday, September 19, 2004, the traditional
“Cult Run” and remembrance run will be jogged on the original
marathon course from 1974, parallel to the Avus highway! The start is at 9 a.m.
at the same spot where it was started in 1974 at Waldschulallee 80 in
Charlottenburg near Mommsen Stadium. Horst Milde, who called the BERLIN
MARATHON into life 30 years ago, will sound the starting shot as is tradition.
286 ran in 1974 - 244 made it to the finish.
In 1974, 286 courageous runners started off, 244 made it to the finish in
front of the Mommsen Stadium. The female winner in 1974 was Jutta von Haase (LG
Süd) in 3.22:01. Only 10 women participated in this first Berlin
People’s Marathon by SCC. The male champion was Günter Hallas (LG
Nord), in a time of 2:44:53.
A moderate pace with Bernd Hübner and John Kunkeler on
On Sunday at the “Cult Run”, regardless of the weather between
17 and 21 kilometres will be run at a moderate pace in various groups. Of
course the marathon guru Bernd Hübner will be there at this “Cult
Run”, setting the pace at the front together with John Kunkeler.
In 1974, Bernd Hübner, a rower (BRC Brandenburgia), came in 72nd in
3:38:06. He has finished every BERLIN MARATHON since then, and with 30 BERLIN
MARATHON races behind him, he is the singular record holder of the BERLIN
MARATHON Jubilee Clubs; for the women Christl Heine leads with 22 times
Cake after the “oxygen recuperation run”—just come
Last year 220 runners participated in the “Cult Run”. The
“oxygen recuperation run” is followed by homemade cake in jovial
company in front of the Mommsen Stadium. Anyone can participate, no
registration is necessary.