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Ready, Set, Run for the Uni

On September 7, 2016, the TU Chemnitz has the chance to recapture the title of “Most Athletic Company” at the WiC Firmenlauf (company run) – Late deciders can still register until August 26

In just one month it will be that time again: Chemnitz businesses race against one another! On September 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., the starting gun will fire for the eleventh edition of the Chemnitz WiC Firmenlauf (company run). It’s not just about athletic feats; creativity and team spirit are also in high demand! Interest in the event continues to grow from year to year: The organizers have already recorded more than 6,000 registered individual runners from more than 500 companies. The event is organized by the agency “Die Sportmacher”, which incidentally was founded in 2005 by former sports students of the Technische Universität Chemnitz.

The course once again spans 4.8 kilometers and will circle around the entire Schloßteich. The start and finish lines will be located on Hartmannplatz (on Hartmannstraße across from the Chemnitz Police Department). As in all of the past competitions, the best company runners will be recognized in the categories of most creative company, most athletic company, fastest boss, fastest secretary, fastest apprentice, fastest women’s team, fastest men’s team as well as fastest mixed team.

All students, employees, alumni, friends and patrons of the TU Chemnitz are encouraged to seek out fellow runners from their colleagues and friends or family and register with their especially fast, creative, big or simply unique team. Of course they are also welcome to register on their own as well. After the TU won the trophy for “Most Athletic Company” four years in a row from 2008-2011, they were forced to admit defeat in the last four years to the Klinikum Chemnitz. Now the Uni has another chance to recapture the title. Late deciders can still register until August 26: http://www.firmenlauf-chemnitz.de. In order for all Uni-runners to be counted as such, “Technische Universität Chemnitz” should be entered in the registration form as the Institution to be represented.

All TU Chemnitz runners are invited to visit the stand next to the Future Truck on Hartmannplatz for refreshments and other special offers. For instance, free drinks and speed-massages will be available. In addition, runners who wish to show their spirit in support of the university can pick up a TU Chemnitz athletic shirt at the Unishop.
Contact the Unishop: Straße der Nationen 62, Raum 108 B, Telephone +49 371 531-29795, E-Mail unishop@tu-chemnitz.de. It is also possible register to borrow a TU Chemnitz athletic shirt for the race. Those interested are advised to contact the University Communications Department via email (event@tu-chemnitz.de).

For more information, contact Julita Schmidt, Event Coordinator in the University Communications Department, Telephone +49 371 531-32692, email julita.schmidt@verwaltung.tu-chemnitz.de.

(Translation: Sarah Wilson)

Mario Steinebach

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