We mentioned before that we like sports at GameDuell. And we are not talking about sitting in one of Berlin’s beer gardens in front of the screen to watch others move (although we enjoy doing that as well). We like to actually get out, get moving and do sports. Table tennis, football, beach volleyball – you name it! Our team members have organized groups and regularly meet up, for fun, for exercise, for competition. Self-evidently, we were also eager to participate in Berlin’s 14th Firmenlauf – together with 15.000 other runners, walkers, skaters, handbikers, wheelchair and unicycle users from a multitude of companies in the entire city.
Eleven of our team members set out to run the 6 km track that started at Brandenburger Tor, took the athletes all the way around Tiergarten, along cheering crowds and historic sites including the Victory Column, Bellevue Palace and Reichstag before ending in Straße des 17. Juni next to the Soviet War Memorial.
GameDuell participated with three teams that came in on positions 188, 533 and 1123 out of 2489 registered running teams. The fastest individual GameDuell runner this year was Christian Lührs, who completed the run in 00:23:21 – rank 77 within his age group. Miriam Feiler, the fastest woman from our team, finished the track in 00:28:44 which equals place 170 in the according age group.
The Firmenlauf is an annual one-day running event that has started in 2002 with 1100 attendees and since then has grown rapidly. Attending teams are organized by company or organization and can choose between running or skating the track.
Find a video and more impressions of the event here.