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3,900 runners at the Berlin New Year’s Day Run

SCC RUNNING started off the running year 2007 at noon at the Brandenburg Gate with 3,900 participants. The runners joined in the festive atmosphere along the 4 k course without timekeeping or a competitive character at the 36th Berlin New Year’s Day Run. The course led primarily down and back the grand boulevard Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. The director of the ARD capital television studio, Werner Sonne, sent off the runners with the starting shot and then joined in himself. In lieu of a registration fee, donations were collected for UNICEF.  

Record year for SCC-RUNNING

Once again, SCC-RUNNING has concluded the year 2006 with a new record total number of participants. From January 1 to December 31, 2006, a total of exactly 144,599 athletes registered for the 20 different events. That is over 4,000 more participants than in 2005 (140,450). SCC-RUNNING thus fortified its position as the by far largest German running event organiser and one of the largest in the world. All in all, SCC-RUNNING now counts 1,682,425 registrations for 407 events organised since 1967—including the 2007 New Year’s Day Run

“We are pleased that we were once again able to top last year’s numbers. It is our goal for the new year to maintain at the least the level for 2006 and to further develop our races both as events for the masses and for elite athletes,” stated the manager of SCC-RUNNING Rüdiger Otto. Some of the highlights from the past year were two top world performances of the year, provided by Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) at the real,- BERLIN MARATHON (2:05:56) and by Edith Masai (Kenya) at the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON (67:16). “For the first time ever, we thus succeeded in ending the year with two top performances,” stated Race Director Mark Milde.  

Sponar and Parsiegla won the New Year’s Eve Run

On the last day of the year, Lennart Sponar (Berlin SV 92) and Karsta Parsiegla (SC Charlottenburg Berlin) won the 9.9 km main race at the 31st Berlin New Year’s Eve Run. While Sponar crossed the finish after 32:47 minutes, Parsiegla crossed the finish line in Mommsen Stadium in 42:09. With 1,868 participants, a good 150 more runners participated in the Berlin New Year’s Eve Run than last year. “Despite the mixed weather, the turn-out for this events was quite satisfactory.  There were only happy faces to be seen, and many runners entered the race in costumes. And they keep coming up with new costume ideas,” stated Rüdiger Otto.

The SCC-RUNNING figures 2006

Registrations            Event

39,823                      real,- BERLIN MARATHON

20,419                      Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon

14,276                      HypoVereinsbank TEAM Relay

11,731                      AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run

11,000                      real,- BERLIN MARATHON Breakfast Run

  9,768                      MINI-MARATHON

  8,115                      Vattenfall City-Night

  7,932                      real,- BERLIN MARATHON Skating

  4,010                      Berlin New Year’s Day Run

  3,889                      Kondius Berlin Marathon Relay

  3,215                      RBB Run

  2,142                      Berlin Cross-Country Run

  2,053                      Berlin Road Race

  1,868                      New Year’s Eve Run

  1,558                      Berlin 30-km Trainings Run and Nordic Walk

  1,055                      real,- BERLIN MARATHON Bambini Run + Kids Race

     813                       XRace

     394                       Berlin Burn-off-the-Christmas-Goose Run

     254                       BERLIN MARATHON 12-km Skating

     180                       Berlin Team Marathon

     104                       Berlin Easter Bunny Run           

144,599      for 2006 (registered runners)



The SCC-RUNNING Programme for 2007

January 20, 2007                  29th Berlin Team Marathon

April 1, 2007                          27th Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON

April 8, 2007                          7th Berlin Easter Bunny Run

April 22, 2007                        4th RBB Run

May 12, 2007                         24th AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run

June 20/21, 2007                     8th Berlin TEAM Relay

June 30, 2007                       2nd Airport-Run

August 4, 2007                      16th Vattenfall City Night

August 19, 2007                    31st Berlin Road Race

August 19, 2007                    6th XRace

September 2, 2007               5th 30-km Training Run

September 29/30, 2007        34th BERLIN MARATHON

November 4, 2007                44th Berlin Cross-Country Run 

November 18, 2007              15th Kondius Berlin Marathon Relay

December 26, 2007              9th Berlin Burn-off-the-Christmas-Goose Run 

December 31, 2007              32nd Berlin New Year’s Eve Run

January 1, 2008                    37th Berlin New Year’s Day Run 


The Dates of the World Marathon Majors Series 2007

April 16th                   Boston Marathon 

April 22nd                  Flora London Marathon 

August 25th              WM-Marathon Osaka (men) 

September 2nd        WM-Marathon Osaka (women) 

September 30th       BERLIN MARATHON 

October 7th               LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 

November 4th          ING New York City Marathon