Local sports club holds half-marathon March 22

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Courtesy photo Half-marathon runners can enjoy Kaiserslautern’s surroundings March 22.
Courtesy photo
Half-marathon runners can enjoy Kaiserslautern’s surroundings March 22.

The running division of the sports club TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern will hold the 34th annual half marathon March 22 in Kaiserslautern.

The 13.1-mile course with variations in height is free of traffic and leads through the scenic surroundings of Kaiserslautern.

“Each type of runner can participate in this half marathon,” said Angelika Hausser, one of the sports club’s organizers. “Beginners might just want to complete the course, and regular long-distance runners want to beat their personal best time.”

The start and finish area will be the Bertha-von-Suttner School (Schulzentrum Süd), Im Stadtwald, 67663 Kaiserslautern. Follow the signs that say “Stadion” and “Halbmarathon.”
Start will be at 9:30 a.m. and finish will be around noon.

Registrations can be made from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the school lobby. Advance online registration can be made by visiting www.tsg-kl.de and clicking on “Laufabteilung” under the “TSG: Abteilung” heading on the left side of the page and “Halbmarathon,” which can be found by scrolling down the page. Online registration ends March 18. Registration fee is €10, which should be paid the morning of the event.

Participants will be able to change and take showers in the school’s gym. The award ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. in the school’s dining hall (Mensa).

There will be prizes for the overall female and male winner, for each age group (male and female), for the fastest team (male and female) and for the three biggest starter groups.

“Last year, almost 400 runners reached the finish point. About 100 runners were Americans,” Hausser said.

The overall male winner ran a time of 1:15:21, and the overall female winner’s time was 1:28:36.

“We hope to be able to again welcome many American runners, joggers and just-for-fun athletes,” Hausser said.

For more information, contact Hausser at 06301-1422 or laufen@tsg-kl.de.