At 10:30 am, the starting signal for the half-marathon distance of 21.5 kilometers was fired. Half an hour later, the participants who had registered for the 6, 9 or 13 kilometer route started. Whether short or long distance, Nordic walker or runner – plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures gave the athletes ideal conditions and an extra dose of motivation.
Medical technology manufacturer Raumedic, that has been the main sponsor of the sports event for many years, also put up its own team. For the Helmbrechts-based company, this year about 90 participants joined in. Thus, Raumedic fielded once again the largest team, which was rewarded by the gymnastics club Münchberg with a gift basket.
The Walkathlon has been organized by the gymnastics club Münchberg since 2003 and takes place annually in October. Participation is open to all sports enthusiasts.