Berlin Airports’ 4th AirportRun – More than 1,500 runners already registered

17.08.2010
Half-marathon and 10 kilometre race across the BBI construction site / Spectacular course crosses the new runway
Only four days until the big event: on Saturday, 21 August, the starting shot will be fired for Berlin Airports’ 4th AirportRun. Already, more than 1,500 runners and power walkers have registered for this sporting event. Last-minute registrations will be accepted on the day of the race from 7 a.m. until shortly before the race starts at 9 a.m. Athletes can choose between the 10 km course and a half-marathon of 21.0975 km. This year’s run includes the first bambini course for young runners. The 4th AirportRun is being organised by Berlin Airports in cooperation with Berlin läuft GmbH.

This time, the race starts on the BBI construction site. First, participants will run across the new four-kilometre-long runway, then past the terminal and the 72-metre-high tower towards Selchow. The course then takes the runners for the most part across the newly laid BBI construction roads and over the new main roads through Rotberg before heading back to the finish at the BBI Infotower. Here participants will be greeted with a programme of events, including music, an awards ceremony and a tombola. The event promises to be equally exciting for spectators, with a fun programme taking place around the BBI Infotower: on Saturday, 21 August, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, 22 August, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. there will be tours of the construction site with the opportunity to visit the new terminal (€8 / concessions €4), admission to the Infotower (€2 / concessions €1), the opportunity to sit a digger “driving test”, live music and attractions for kids of all ages for this fun weekend. On Saturday at 2 p.m. Fabian Lustenberger, pro footballer with Hertha BSC, will be holding an autograph session, and on Sunday at 2 p.m. fans of the Berliner Eisbären ice hockey team can meet the players and get autographs. Additionally, Berlin Airports together with the engineers and contractors involved in the BBI project will be on site to provide information and advice about noise protection.

Runners can register for this year’s race at the BBI-Infotower. The registration office is signposted, and this is also where the changing tents, showers and starting and finishing line are.

Berlin Airports recommends travelling to the AirportRun by public transport, as parking spaces on site are limited. Free shuttle buses will be running every 30 minutes from the S-Bahn train station Schoenefeld and every 20 minutes from Gruenau S-Bahn station to the Infotower between 7 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

For more information about the 4th AirportRun, please visit: www.berlin-airport.de or www.berlin-laeuft.de.

A site the size of 2,000 football pitches, busy diggers and thousands of workers – the BBI building site is currently the biggest and certainly the most exciting in the Berlin region, as well as being Europe’s largest airport construction site. Under the motto “We build, you watch”, Berlin Airports welcomes visitors to the site. A wide choice of information and entertainment services, including the BBI Infotower and the “A Day At The Airport” school holiday programme, rounds off the site marketing activities. You can also follow the progress at the site from the comfort of your own home – with our webcam and building site diary. For more details, visit www.berlin-airport.de.

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