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Invitation to the members of the BERLIN MARATHON Jubilee Club

There are now 1,443 members from 14 countries - and the membership is constantly increasing


The following is a letter sent to all members of the exclusive BERLIN-MARATHON Jubilee Club with an invitation to the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 3, 2005, which they received with the RUNNING NEWS No. 23.
At the same time, we greet the very newest members, and all of the new club members since the 31st real,- BERLIN- MARATHON 2004 are listed in the attachment, which has been previously published on the internet.

Invitation to the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 3, 2005
Jubilee Club Information 2005

Dear BERLIN-MARATHON Jubilee Club members,

On April 3, 2005 the 25th anniversary of the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON – the “little brother” of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON – will be celebrated.
We expect over 17,000 participants from about 60 countries in all of the races and “disciplines” offered.
We would like to get you in the mood for the upcoming Spring classic in Berlin, and with the enclosed Running News No. 23 we invite you to join in the fun, as an active athlete or spectator.

Start and finish are now even more attractive
Last year the start and finish were moved to the middle of the attractive city, between the Berlin Cathedral, the Lustgarten, and the State Opera House, thus slightly changing the course. Due to numerous construction sites, the start will again be moved slightly this year to Friedrichstrasse, while the finish will remain near the Berlin Cathedral, just before the Schlossbrücke (Palace Bridge).

Jubilee Club is growing and growing
The Jubilee Club of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON keeps on growing. To our great pleasure, the run on the green race numbers continues.
There are already 1,443 members from 14 countries (96 women, 1,331 men and 16 wheelchair athletes) and the number of those applying for membership in the Jubilee Club of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is constantly increasing.

Boost in membership since September 26, 2004
The last big boost in membership in the club occurred at last year’s 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on September 26, 2004, when 61 participants successfully crossed the finish for the 10th time and received their certificates and green Club t-shirts on stage at the Brandenburg Gate, celebrated by the spectators.

Since then several other participants have been able to come up with their old certificates and results lists from the BERLIN-MARATHON — and receive their membership as well.
The attached list includes all new memberships since September 26, 2004.

The faithful participants from abroad
The numbers of international Jubilee Club members break down in the following manner:
59 participants from Denmark
14 participants from Sweden
13 participants from Switzerland
11 participants from Poland
6 participants from Great Britain
6 participants from Norway
6 participants from Austria
5 participants from Finland
3 participants from Holland
2 participants from Belgium
2 participants from France
1 participants from South Africa
1 participants from the Czech Republic

All other members are from Germany. There is one interesting case among the Germans, however: one man who works in China flies in directly each year — for which we would like to make a special note of recognition.

The leaders of the pack are Bernd Hübner for the men and Christl Heine for the women
Bernd Hübner (Berlin) with race number "201" leads the pack, successfully finishing 31 times, and Christl Heine (Berlin) leads the women with race number "F101", finishing 23 times.

An overview of the “leaders of the pack“:
201 Bernd Hübner 31
425 Günter Hallas 29 (victor of the 1st Berlin-Marathon in 1974)
415 Wilfried Köhnke 29
202 Heinrich Waldmann 28
207 Werner Feistel 27
203 Heinz - Joachim Giesler 27
206 Bernd Rödel 27
204 Uwe Meseberg 26
209 Lothar Thiel 26
211 Hartmut Fringel 25
524 Wolfgang Hartleben 25
797 Horst Idelberger 25

F101 Christl Heine 23
F103 Hannelore Reusch 22
F102 Regina Sowinski 22

Coffee, cake, and cookies
At the next running fair (BERLIN VITAL Spring) for the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON, from March 31 to April 2, Bernd Hübner and his wife Monika will be there once again at the special Jubilee stand, offering members a place to meet, with advice and ideas for them.
The members’ booth is located between Halls 20 and 21 (the “trumpet”). Of course there will be coffee and other drinks, cake and cookies.
Horst Milde and Bernd Hübner continue to be the contact persons for the Jubilee Club members.

We are including two entrance tickets for the BERLIN VITAL Fair (Spring) for the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON.

For the past few years, Bernd Hübner has been offering special training in the Grunewald Forest for Jubilee Club members — meeting every Sunday at 9:30 (starting in April at 9 a.m.) at the Mommsen Stadium in Waldschulallee 23.

There is a special web page with information on becoming a member of the Jubilee Club, as well as with the names of all of the members:

New applications for 2005
There are already 30 new applications for membership from participants who have successfully finished the BERLIN- MARATHON 9 times. We published a similar letter a while ago on our website, but since many members do not use the web to get their information, we are sending out this letter for their information by mail.
Sincerely, and hopefully until soon,

Horst Milde und Bernd Hübner

For further information please contact:
Constanze Scholz in the running office of the real,- BERLIN- MARATHON
Telephone: 030 / 30 12 88 13
Fax: 030 / 30 12 88 20

The very newest members:

F196 Lisa G. Sarau - Berlin - 10 x
1539 Bernd Fischer - Berlin - 10 x
1540 Uwe Rothe - Hoyerswerda - 10 x
1541 Thomas Behrendt - Großbeeren - 10 x
1542 Karsten Klemens - Nordhastedt - 10 x
1543 Norbert Zart - Grünow - 10 x
1544 Gerhard Heusig - Berlin - 10 x
1545 Hans-Jürgen Merta - Berlin - 10 x
1546 Henning Adelgaard - Herlev/Denmark - 10 x
1547 Mata Persson - Halmstad/Sweden - 10 x
1548 Günther Peters - Norderstedt - 10 x

All other new members since September 26, 2004 have been published in the last publication:

The BERLIN-MARATHON Jubilee Club continues to grow – the run on the green race numbers
There are already 1,432 members from 14 countries, and the number of those applying for membership in the Jubilee Club of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON keeps growing.

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