Uta's fitness, health, running related and selected speaking & charity events
Spending time with children and being able to pass on to them her love for running and fitness holds a special place in Uta’s heart. So she is very excited to have the opportunity to meet with the Cub Scouts from Lafayette, Colorado, whose theme of the month of October is “responsibility.” Uta will not only talk to the boys about inspiration, nutrition, and how she herself started running but also plans to spend time outside with the kids for some fun and sporty outdoor activities.
Cub Scouting is part of the Boy Scouts of America program and aims to improve, amongst other things, the physical fitness of its members. The Cub Scout leaders also strive to provide a learning experience for boys from first to fifth grade in a positive environment.
For more information on Cub Scouting please visit www.Scouting.org/ScoutSource/CubScouts.aspx
- 12:00 pm
The race will start and end in front of the beautiful Schloss Charlottenburg—Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin.
Uta looks forward to joining participants for the 6th edition of Germany’s fastest 10K. The ASICS Grand 10K and 2×5K Relay in Berlin attracts thousands of running fans every year. It has become a popular event for young and old, since it not only offers the opportunity for fast times on a scenic 10K course but also hosts a 800m children’s run. If you are looking for a fun fall race in the Berlin area you are invited to join Uta on a course that may even offer you a glimpse of rhinos, flamingos, lions, and tigers as it winds through parts of the famous Berlin Zoo.
For more information please visit www.Berlin-Laeuft.de/Asics-Grand-10-Berlin
- 8:20 am Wheelchair Competitors
- 8:28 am Hand Cyclists
- 8:45 am Runners and Power Walker
The marathon will start and end on the boulevard Straße des 17. Juni (between the Brandenburger Gate and „Kleiner Stern“)—10785 Berlin. Participants can enjoy views of famous landmarks such as the Victory Column, the Reichstag, the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, and the Potsdamer Platz along their way to the finish line.
The first Berlin Marathon took place on October 13, 1974, with just 286 runners. This year an estimated 40.000 marathoners will come together to celebrate the 40th edition of the event, held traditionally on the last Sunday in September. As a guest of honor of the event, Uta will join the hundreds of thousands of spectators who line the fast course to cheer the runners on their way. For Uta, the fantastic race in Germany’s capital is close to her heart. “The Berlin fans are simply great,” she says. “The way people appreciate and love the marathon means a lot to me. And the atmosphere is unforgettable as thousands of runners from all over the world make their way through our lovely city on a race course that is so rich in history.”
It was 23 years ago that Uta won the prestigious Berlin Marathon in one of its most memorable editions: held three days before the historic reunification of East and West Germany. Only a few months earlier she had left her home in East Germany to live in freedom in the West, and her participation in the “Reunification Marathon”—routed from West Berlin through the Brandenburg Gate into East Berlin—was emotional and meaningful for the three-time Berlin champion. She has such fond memories from this famous race and looks forward to sharing them again this year with participants and her friends.
Uta also will be at the following events leading up to the Berlin Marathon:
- The BERLIN VITAL Expo, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 26, at Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin. This event includes a kid´s press conference at 2:45 pm at which the youngsters will have the chance to question the Marathon stars. It will be followed by an autograph session at 4:30 pm, as well as a visit to the World Marathon Majors wall.
- The Bambini Run is for kids age 10 and under and will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 28, in front of the entrance hall at Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin.
- The Breakfast Run, a fun 6K that starts at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 28, in front of Berlin’s beautiful Charlottenburg castle (Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin) and takes the participants to the finish line at the Olympic Stadium—Olympischer Platz 3, 14053 Berlin.
- The 4.2195K mini Marathon held for kids aged 10 and older at 3:20 pm on Saturday, September 28—Potsdamer Straße, near Sigismundstraße, 10785 Berlin. If you are in town for the race, please come and help us cheer on the students!
- A showing of a special short movie—“Run Once, Run Forever”—that celebrates the 40th Berlin Marathon. It can be seen on Saturday, September 28, at 6:00 pm at the Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater, 10785 Berlin.
- The Farewell Dinner (Erdingerhütte/KOSMOS) and Marathon Party (KOSMOS, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, 10243 Berlin) to be held on Sunday, September 29, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Eight world marathon records have been set in Berlin—and to celebrate the 40th anniversary, all those special champions will come together at this year’s event. The Marathon will honor Christa Vahlensieck (Wuppertal, 1977), Ronaldo Da Costa (Brazil, 1998), Tegla Loroupe (Kenya, 1999), Naoko Takahashi (Japan, 2001, first woman to run under 2:20), Paul Tergat (Kenya, 2003), Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia, 2007, 2008) and Patrick Makau (Kenya, 2011).
For more information please visit www.BMW-Berlin-Marathon.com
Come run with Uta in one of her signature training sessions—and “Take The Magic Step” towards enjoying this beautiful sport even more.
Being relaxed is the key to running with joy and getting closer to the freedom you need for your most effective training and fitness, says Uta. And in this fun-oriented running session, she shares with you ideas about running technique, stronger cardio-vascular performance, the special concept of periodization, and how to maximize your training by “running relaxed.” Get ready to improve your technique while practicing short strides, some gentle barefoot running, and easy hill repeats in beautiful Vail. This session is for all levels of runners.
“Vail Living Well” offers from September 19 to 21 more than 20 evidence-based experiential and interactive sessions each summit day to inspire and engage health-conscious individuals. The presenters will address fitness, nutrition, cognitive and emotional wellbeing, heart health, preventive medicine, longevity and stress, sleep health, and cutting edge breakthroughs in health and wellbeing.NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana is the keynote speaker and Today Show co-anchor Natalie Morales will emcee this event, which is for “anyone who wants to learn and experience the science and the art of Living Well.” Thought leaders, researchers, doctors, corporate leaders, community leaders, athletes, health conscious individuals and influencers come together to actively promote health and wellbeing.
The summit is organized by the new nonprofit entity DiscoverWell™, founded by John and Jamie Stone, and Vail’s Sonnenalp Hotel. Come and connect, share, learn, experience, and play in the beauty of Vail.
Fireside Chat with Uta at the “Vail Living Well” Summit with “Running To Freedom” Stories
Time: 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Sonnenalp Hotel—20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657.
Uta will share personal stories from her a history-inspired presentation “Running To Freedom™“ and experiences from her training and successful racing career to help you find inspiration and reach your goals, as well as achieve optimal preparation and focus for your endeavors—one small step at a time. She looks forward to answering questions during your journey to “Living Well.”
For more information please visit www.VailLivingWell.org
- 12:00 pm (race registration begins at 10:30 am)
In front of the Alcott Elementary School—93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, the setting for her beloved book “Little Women,” is holding its 8th annual 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk. Uta, who is serving again as Honorary Chair of the event, will join the supporters of the Orchard House in the fun 5K Run. She is excited to have the chance once again to meet the participants and thank them for their amazing support of the house museum. This popular electronically-timed fundraising event is open to runners, walkers, “strollercisers,” and wheelchair athletes of all abilities. And the day includes fantastic entertainment for young and old—filled with music, “Living History” portrayers, and 19th century games.
As well as being a celebrated novelist, Louisa May Alcott was one of the first female runners. In her book “Life, Letters, and Journals” she wrote, “Active exercise was my delight, from the time when a child of six I drove my hoop round the Common without stopping, to the days when I did my twenty miles in five hours and went to a party in the evening.”
So in the spirit of Louisa, come and join us in celebrating this historic institution by stepping into Louisa May Alcott’s healthy footprints. Proceeds of the event will benefit educational programs and the historic preservation of the Orchard House. Uta has been supporting the race and its cause for the past eight years and is looking forward to meeting you.
For more information please visit www.LouisaMayAlcott.org
- 6:30 am to 8:00 am
Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot (located east of U.S. Highway 6), Avon, CO 81620.
Come cycle with Uta at the famous Colorado-Eagle River Ride! Ever since she first took part in this wonderful event in 2007 Uta has been an enthusiastic supporter of SOS Outreach, the youth adventure program the River Ride benefits and that has become a long-time Take The Magic Step charity partner. She is looking forward to another fun and challenging ride through the scenic Colorado Rockies with their rolling hills, moderate climbs, and breathtaking peaks, while at the same time having the opportunity to support underprivileged youngsters—a cause very close to her heart.
The 12th edition of the one-day event offers three routes riders can choose from: the 102-mile loop beginning and ending at the Beaver Creek Resort, the 68-mile route from the Beaver Creek Resort to Dotsero, or the 42-mile route from the Beaver Creek Resort to Eagle and back.SOS Outreach is a nonprofit organization that builds character in underserved youths through adventure programs. Boys and girls from 8 to 18 are encouraged to give back to their communities, with an emphasis on individual development. Founded in 1993, today the charity serves 5,000 students in twelve states as well as in New Zealand.Come and join us! The kids will be so excited to see you!
For more information please visit www.SOSOutreach.com/Colorado-Eagle-River-Ride
- 7:53 am Wheelchair Division
- 8:00 am First Wave
In front of the Bellin Hospital, immediately south of the skywalk—774 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54305.
Come and join us as a participant or spectator at the 37th Bellin 10K Run. The race’s 2012 champion, Allan Kiprono, and runner up and KIMbia teammate Lani Rutto Kiplagat return to Green Bay to compete for the third time for the title. The Bellin Run, with which Uta has been closely associated for many years, is Wisconsin’s largest running event, and the surrounding activities draw thousands of local health and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities from the Northeast-Wisconsin area and the Upper Peninsula.
Another important and fun part of the event is the “High School Challenge.” The program’s aim is to encourage the kids to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The high schools compete for the highest percentage of participating students and school employees and the winning school will receive an award from the organizers.
Awards Ceremony: 10:30 am—Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets.After the race, an awards ceremony will be held and certificates presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each 10K running division. Uta will also be available to sign autographs.
For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com
- 11:45 am to 2:00 pm
KI Corporate Headquarters—1330 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302.
One day before the 37th edition of the Bellin Run, the corporate team of the event’s gold sponsor, KI—Green Bay’s innovative furniture and interior design company, which is committed to sustainability and to “Impact less”—will come together for a seminar conducted by Uta. This is specially designed for first-time Bellin Run participants and anyone new to running, and Uta will have last-minute tips and inspiration for the upcoming race on Saturday.
For more information please visit www.KI.com
- 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets—Green Bay, WI 54301.
All proceeds of the Spaghetti Dinner as well as part of the race-registration fees will benefit the Bellin College.
Autograph Session with Uta and the other invited athletes: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm located at the Astor Park.
The Dick Lytie Children’s Run & Fun Event for kids aged 10 and younger will also be held in the evening at the Astor Park; starting time for the half-mile event is 6:00 pm on Roosevelt Street. “Every kid is a winner!” and will get a T-shirt, an award, and a gift. And after their fun run, inflatables, family entertainment, and treats await the little ones to make their day one to remember.
For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com
- 6:55 am Wheelchair Division
- 7:00 am First Wave
- 11:13 am Elite Women
- 11:24 am Elite Men
The famous BolderBOULDER 10K will start near the intersection of 30th Street and Walnut Street, in Boulder, CO 80303 and run through a large part of the city to finish at the Folsom Stadium of the University of Colorado, 2400 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302.
In the high altitude of Boulder (5,430 feet above sea level!), elite runners, along with more than 50,000 other runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair athletes, will take part in Colorado’s challenging running highlight, held every year on Memorial Day. Uta will participate again in the fun run, which is open to all, and is looking forward with fellow Boulderites to tackling the hilly course winding through her fitness-loving hometown.
The unique BolderBOULDER atmosphere builds along the way, fueled by crowds of cheering spectators and participants dressed in costumes, as well as 30 bands and entertainers. Once you finish in Folsom Stadium in front of approximately 50,000 enthusiastic running fans, you will not only be able to watch the exciting competition between the elite runners in the International Team Challenge, but also enjoy the Memorial Day Tribute. It all adds up to a truly fun event for the whole community.For the first time this year, the Bolder Business Challenge will be part of the race. The organizers aim to offer companies a team experience that inspires an active and healthy lifestyle. The businesses with the highest participation receive prizes and are recognized.
If you too would like to be part of this joyful experience, you either can register individually for the event until 9:00 am on race day, support the BolderBOULDER as volunteer, or cheer on your friends, family members, and other participants as a spectator along the course.
For more information please visit www.BolderBOULDER.com
- 8:45 am to 11:00 am
Columbine Elementary School, 3130 Repplier Drive, Boulder, CO 80304.
Uta is excited about joining the kids once again for this fun-filled one-mile run. Just like the participants of the BolderBOULDER 10K, to be held ten days later, they will receive a bib and a finisher medal—deservedly making them feel like real athletes after all the effort they put in during training sessions in gym class.The elementary schoolchildren will parade at 8:45 am each carrying a pair of shoes that will be donated to One World Running—an international program that provides running shoes to those in need. This is followed by the introduction of the guest runners—among them elite athletes from the upcoming BolderBOULDER 10K. The generous support of these professional runners inspires the young students to be even more enthusiastic about the joys of physical activity, fitness, and health.
Come and help us cheer them on during their big race day!
- 8:30 am 15K Race
- 8:45 am 5K Race
- 9:45 am 1K Run/Walk
Boulder Reservoir—5565 North 51st Street, Boulder, CO 80302.
In front of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, more than 600 runners and walkers will come together to participate in the 12th edition of this annual event around the Boulder Reservoir.Uta will participate in the 5K run and is looking forward to a fun and meaningful run.Before the start, they will honor of the victims of the attack at the Boston Marathon. The event’s motto “Boston… We will remember!” will be in their hearts and thoughts. The Boulder Running Company, which is presenting the race, is selling “Runners for Boston” t-shirts with the proceeds benefiting “The One Fund,” established to aid the victims and their families.
Moreover, the Boulder Distance Classic is a fundraiser for the City of Boulder Parks & Recreation EXPAND Program, which goal is to improve the quality of lives of people with disabilities, and the Orphans of AIDS Trust Foundation in South Africa.
For more information please visit www.DistanceClassic.com