Due to Coronavirus: Lousberglauf Is an Online Running Event

June 23rd, 2020 | by

This year, the cult Lousberglauf will be an online event that is free of charge, independent of location, and accessible to all interested parties. The first online running event in Aachen is being prepared. The Lousberglauf digital powered by STAWAG run will take place in the week from June 29 to July 5th and is organized by the RWTH University Sports Center (HSZ). Anyone can take part in the event. Only the distance of 5,555 meters is set. Participants can cover this distance on a route of their choice and record their running time with a sports app. They can then send their results to the organizers online. Peter Lynen, director of the HSZ, is eagerly awaiting the first online Lousberglauf: “I think we have succeeded in creating a great alternative to the popular Lousberglauf in these extraordinary times dominated by Covid-19.

The Lousberglauf digital will take place as part of the NRW Unilauf Cup. This running series traditionally consists of four running events, which are being held online this time around. This series has been running since June 8, attracting a total of 544 participants for the first two runs over 8 and 10 km. “We are thrilled that there has been such great interest in the NRW Unilauf Cup and hope that as many people as possible will take part in the online Lousberglauf,” says Tobias Vogelsang, HSZ event coordinator. While it is free to take part, participants are asked to make a donation to Tafel NRW e.V. This well-known non-profit organization provides food for people in need in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In the current situation, many people are dependent on this support. “We would be delighted if as many people as possible would show their solidarity and donate to Tafel NRW e.V.”, said Peter Lynen, director of HSZ.

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