Everything stays in motion: After the cancellation of the Hajj Hannover Marathon for the second time in a row, what organizers Ichelles-Event did as an option can be considered a resounding success. For 30 days, more than 3000 athletes collected kilometers under the motto #BeatTheDate, based on the originally planned competition date. Each compiled distances for himself.
It should be 180,421 kilometers – that’s 247,141.6. “It makes us really proud and happy,” said Stephanie Eichel, the head of the organization. “This encouragement strengthens us, it gives us much strength and courage to have the necessary stamina.”
So there is no loss of engagement with the marathon. Instead, it seems that the family has evolved over the past year with the #stayathome campaign and now #beatthedate. Especially since it ran and collected not only in Hannover and all over Germany, but also in Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Ireland, Canada and even Kenya. In four motto days, he set himself in motion in disguise, with Timo Hook shooting the bird as Alf.
What is left is the anticipation for the coming year. Because the 30th edition of the Hajj Hannover Marathon should finally take place on 3 April 2022. And together.
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