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Race previews Ring Running Series

01 July 2022, 2pm

Run on a track designed for motor racing

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Ring Running Series
Sun 27 November 2022

Rrs 12

It is one of the world’s most famous places for motorsports: the Hockenheimring in Germany.

The circuit was built in 1932 as a race course for motorsports and became one of the world’s most famous and popular race courses for motorcycling, GT sport – and Formula 1. It is also a venue for big concerts featuring international superstars. Given its 120.000 spectator capacity a thrilling atmosphere is guaranteed.

Several motorsports speed records have been set at the Hockenheimring and the course is ideal for running too. The race organisers proposed the idea of a marathon and half marathon race at this fantastic venue and celebrated their first edition on 17 October 2021.

The motorsport course is truly special as a race course for runners. You can feel the adrenaline when passing all the famous Formula 1 landmarks: the “Parabolika”, the “Bernie-Ecclestone-curve”, the hairpin or the Motodrome, and you can fill up with energy at the aid station in the pit lane. An emotional finish is guaranteed. As you cross the original Grand-Prix-finish line you will be celebrated with the waving of the checkered flag.

The flat 4.4 km lap on the Hockenheimring is officially measured and ideal for fast race times – not only for motorsports. In 2021 more than 1100 runners ran the first edition of the Ring Running Series and the organisers welcomed many overjoyed athletes at the finish line celebrating new personal best times. Sabrina Mockenhaupt, one of Germany’s most successful top runners and a multiple national and international championship medal winner, ran the second edition in March 2022 at the half marathon distance and was surprised by her fast time when she crossed the finish line as the female winner.

Besides of the fast course and the historic venue having a special atmosphere it also gives spectators a great chance to follow the race. Supporters can cheer on you several times along the course – either by having a seat in the big grandstand at the Motodrome or directly along the course.

Located just one hour away from Frankfurt and Stuttgart airports the Hockenheimring also offers perfect logistics for runners and spectators. It’s not only the ideal geographical position of the venue but also being able to park so close to the finish line, an integrated hotel giving a direct view of the course and the finish line, and entertainment along the whole length of the course. Spectators and runners can also combine their race participation with a Hockenheimring sightseeing tour or enjoy an e-cart tour at the venue.

The next Ring Running Series edition is scheduled for 27 November 2022, where you can sign up either for the marathon or half marathon distance. Being on a lap course you will never run alone and can always be cheered on and motivated, either by spectators or other runners. Yet the course will never be too crowded and you can focus on your race from the start until reaching the legendary finish line, where you will be presented with your well-deserved medal.

Registration for the third edition is already open.

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