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26 November 2020, 3pm

Registration for relay marathon opens on 10 December

Münster has a Plan B for 2021


This year everything was different – the coronavirus has changed the world of marathon running too. The Volksbank-Münster-Marathon had to be cancelled, for the first time ever after 18 successful years. Like many other race organisations, the Münster Marathon non-profit association is faced with heavy losses.

During the period when no races could take place, however, the organising team has not been idle. On the planned marathon date a slimmed-down alternative event was organised, where runners could run – just for fun – alone or in small groups. At the same time the first plans were put in place for the next edition of the “MüMa” on 12 September 2021.

The organisation team also co-operated with the organisers of the Cologne Marathon in the umbrella group German Road Races, in which Michael Brinkmann is a committee member, to develop a hygiene concept for mass running events in Germany and to agree it with the German Athletics Association. This concept has also been shown to the state authorities in Nordrhein-Westfalen, so that it also gets political support. In addition to the general preparations for next year’s race, the organising team is also developing a “Plan B” for an coronavirus-restricted event, so that the 19th Münster Marathon can go ahead as scheduled on 12 September.

Registration has been open for the Volksbank-Münster-Marathon for some time, and the registration will start at 1pm on 10 December for the Fiducia & GAD Relay Marathon. The chairman of Fiducia & GAD, Martin Beyer, said: “The Volksbank-Münster-Marathon is not one of the oldest, but it is one of the biggest and most popular marathon events in Germany. For many years the Fiducia & GAD Relay Marathon has been an integral part. It goes without saying that we will continue our engagement – for our connection to Münster and, together with the Volksbank Münsterland Nord to do something for the people of the region. Although the race was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, many relay teams have kept their registered places for next year. We are delighted by that and hope that the event can take place as normal.”

The organising team has already found a new slogan for 2021: “Volksbank-Münster-Marathon: Deine Best(e) Zeit” (Your Best Time).

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