A spectacular course – the 5th AirportRun goes right across the new runway

26.05.2011
Half-marathon and 10km race across the BBI construction site / Already more than 800 registrations / Deadline for registration is 12 June 2011
Past the new terminal and the 72-metre-high tower, across the new runway and without a hard hat, protective jacket or safety boots: the 5th AirportRun on 19 June offers all running enthusiasts in Berlin and Brandenburg the opportunity to see Europe’s biggest airport construction site and the progress there for themselves. Over 800 runners and power walkers have already registered for this sporting event, including the Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz. Participants can choose between a 10-kilometre course (approx. 6.2 miles) and a half-marathon of 21.0975 km (approx. 13.1 miles). This year’s run again includes a bambini course for young runners. The 5th AirportRun is being organised by Berlin Airports in cooperation with Berlin läuft GmbH.

This year’s race starts right on the BBI construction site. First, participants will run across the new four-kilometre runway, then right through the future security zone, past the power control centre, the terminal and the new tower. The course then sticks entirely to road network of the new Capital Airport. At the finish runners will be greeted with a programme of events including music, the awards ceremony and a tombola for all participants.

The closing date for registration for the 5th AirportRun is 12 June 2011. Last-minute registrations will be taken on the day of the event from 6am onwards until shortly before the run starts at 9am. The registration office is signposted, and this is also where the changing tents, showers, the start and finishing lines will be located.

Berlin Airports recommends travelling to the AirportRun by public transport, as parking spaces on site are limited; car parks around the town of Schoenefeld will be signposted, and a regular shuttle bus will run between here and the event grounds. Free shuttle buses will also run at regular intervals from the S-Bahn train stations Schoenefeld and Gruenau to the Infotower starting at 7am.

For more information about the 5th AirportRun, visit www.berlin-airport.de or www.berlin-laueft.de.

An area the size of 2,000 football pitches, rolling excavators, thousands of construction workers – the BBI construction site is the biggest and most exciting construction site in the capital region and the biggest airport construction site in Europe. In keeping with our motto, “We build, you watch”, Berlin Airports is inviting all those interested to visit the construction site. Our site marketing includes a broad range of entertainment and information activities – from the BBI Infotower to guided tours of the construction site and the “A day at the airport” holiday promotion for children. You can also follow the progress on site from your own home on the Internet via our webcam and construction site diary. For more information, visit www.berlin-airport.de.

Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070