Uta's fitness, health, running related and selected speaking & charity events
- 7:45 am Race Registration at the Theodor Fontane High School
- 9:15 am Kids 400m
- 9:15 am Students 4.1K
- 9:30 am 4.1K for Youth and Adults
- 10:45 am 9.2K Men’s Race
- 11:00 am 9.2K Women’s Race and Nordic Walking
The main 9.2K run, as well as the Nordic walking and kids’ events, start near the Straussee lake—Fichteplatz/August-Bebel-Straße, 15344 Strausberg. The starting line of the 4.1K race is located on the other side of the lake. Transportation to this point will be provided by a ferry.
Uta will return to her running roots with her third consecutive participation in the “Strausseelauf.” The race is a local tradition, dating back to November 1924, and this year, the Strausseelauf will celebrate its 80th anniversary.
The event, one race of a three-part swim, bike, and run series held in Strausberg from July through October, includes a 400m race for little kids and a 4.1K competition for students, as well as 4.1K and 9.2K runs for the youth and adults, and the option to participate as a Nordic walker. The race is followed by an awards ceremony, entertainments, and refreshments.
Uta will join the runners for an easy fun run and the awards, and is looking forward to enjoying spending time with everyone at the beautiful lakeside venue.
Come and celebrate fitness and the joy of running with us! More than 1,000 participants are expected to join in this fun run.
For more information about the race please visit www.Strausseelauf.de and for Uta’s Insights from the event please see “‘Strausseelauf’—On Autumn Trails to Memories of my Childhood and Youth.”
- Start of the 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon on September 25:
- 8:50 am Wheelchair Competitors
- 8:58 am Hand Cyclists
- 9:15 am Runners and Power Walkers
The marathon will start and finish on the boulevard Straße des 17. Juni (between the Brandenburg Gate and “Kleiner Stern“)—10785 Berlin.
More than 41,000 runners from over 120 countries have registered for this year’s Berlin Marathon—a world-class race that will take them through the heart of the German capital. Uta has many wonderful memories of the marathon weekend festivities and she is looking forward to returning this year. Below you can find some of the events she plans to attend.
Uta’s appearances in Berlin:
- Training session with the children at the Mühlenau Grundschule on Thursday, September 22, at 1:45 pm.
- Messe BERLIN VITAL at the SCC Events booth, on Friday, September 23, starting at 1:15 pm.
- Guest at “rbb um vier,” a TV show of the German station rbb, on Friday, September 23, at 4:00 pm.
- Kids painting competition at the Messe BERLIN VITAL at STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin, on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 am.
- An exciting morning running with the kids aged 10 and under alongside her friend Fridolin “Frido” Flink, the mascot of the Berlin Marathon organizer SCC Events, at the Bambini Run, to be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 24.
- Uta will also cheer on school kids aged 10 and older at their 4.2195K mini Marathon, starting at 3:10 pm on Saturday, September 24.
- On Marathon Day, Sunday September 25, Uta will start the race together with Mayor Michael Müller. And she will run part of the course of the Berlin Marathon as a team member of the ‘RTL-Spendenmarathon’ relay team. This is a charity program of the German television network RTL with the motto: “We help children!”.
- Later, Uta will join the introduction of new “Jubilee Club Members,” who have finished ten Berlin Marathons, on the Reichstagswiesen at 3:00 pm. She is also looking forward to the Farewell Party on Marathon Evening at the Kosmos in Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, starting at 8:00 pm.
For more information please visit www.BMW-Berlin-Marathon.com
At the invitation of Jim Roy, chairman of the John Kelley Memorial Fund, Uta will meet up with youngsters from the Mystic Middle School for a fun run on the trails of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Afterwards, Uta plans to show the kids a few gentle stretches that will be beneficial to their fitness regime and then enjoy an open conversation with the young runners.
Uta looks forward to answering the children’s question about fitness, running, their dreams, and how running in nature adds such harmony to life.
For more information please visit www.JohnKelley.org
Uta’s speaking session, “Freedom and Joy Through Movement,” will celebrate Louisa May Alcott and explore the benefits of a life of fitness and health. Almost 200 years ago Louisa May Alcott was a trailblazer who opened the doors for girls and women everywhere to achieve their dreams of running and fitness. Uta, who admires Louisa May Alcott as the “The First Running Girl,” began her own journey running around a chestnut tree behind her parents garden as a 12-year-old in the former East Germany. She ended up a three time Boston Marathon champion and Olympian in the freedom of the West, and loves to share her joy of running with children, athletes, and any friend of fitness.
In an open discussion, Uta will share the concept of a healthy life through movement and activities, the freedom that this helps each of us achieve, and practical tips on health, fitness, and aging that can bring so much joy to our lives.
The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the storied Thoreau Club in Concord: www.Thoreau.com.
For more information please visit www.LouisaMayAlcott.org
- 11:00 am (race registration begins at 9:30 am)
In front of the Alcott Elementary School—93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Uta is excited about once again taking part in this wonderful FUNdraising event open to runners, walkers, “strollercisers,” and wheelchair athletes of all abilities, and to support the beloved Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House. This year, Uta’s dear friends Dick and Rick Hoyt of the famed Team Hoyt will be joining the event. All trailblazers in their own way, they will join participants for a fun run on the beautiful historic course in Concord in honor of the famous author—the original “Running Girl”—and her family who were devoted to social justice, education and the arts, and who did so much to promote the physical fitness and health of both boys and girls in the 1800’s.
The following evening, Monday September 12th, Uta will hold a presentation, “Freedom and Joy Through Movement.” For more information, please see the September 12th event notice above.
For more information please visit www.LouisaMayAlcott.org
- 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot (located east of U.S. Highway 6), Avon, CO 81620.
Uta and Michael Reger, the co-founders of the Take The Magic Step Foundation, are excited to once again take part in and help sponsor the Colorado-Eagle River Ride. The biking route leads participants through breathtaking areas of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The event is organized by our cherished charity partner SOS Outreach, a nonprofit program that every year helps 5,000 children between 8 and 18 towards a healthier and better life through outdoor activities and mentor programs.
With this year marking the 15th anniversary celebration of the event, SOS Outreach and Roadhouse Hospitality Group are hosting a VIP event on Friday July 22nd from 6-8 pm at the Dusty Boot, located in Beaver Creek Village. Uta and the reigning XTERRA World Champion, Josiah Middaugh, will pass on last-minute advice to the riders. The next day, Saturday, July 23rd, the bike ride will take place.
Please join us in this great cause if you can. It will be a most fun Friday evening, followed by a wondrous ride through the Rockies the following morning.
The River Ride offers routes for enthusiasts of different abilities, including a 100-mile, 68-mile and 42-mile ride. And this year’s event has added an exciting mountain bike option. That route follows the traditional XTerra course in a 17.4-mile loop across Beaver Creek Mountain. The event provides aid stations with bike repair assistance, SAG vehicles as well as bus services.
The SOS Outreach family along with Uta and Michael look forward to welcoming you in Vail Valley.
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.
In 1977, the first “Heartwarming Run” took place with 881 participants at the starting line. In 2015, more than 16,000 runners and walkers took to the streets for the annual Bellin Run 10K, now one of the biggest running events in the United States. Uta returns to Green Bay at the invitation of her sponsor Krueger International for her 20th Bellin Run, and she is excited about meeting old and new running friends in Wisconsin.
The Bellin Run will also host the USATF 10K Championship. If you are in Green Bay, join us for this fun festival for runners as a participant or spectator. Live music from all four Bellin Run decades is featured along the way to the finish line.
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 honoring the top three finishers in each 10K running division and Uta will be available to sign autographs.
For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com
- 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets—Green Bay, WI 54301
At the Dick Lytie Children’s Run & Fun Event, kids aged 10 and younger race a half-mile course to their own finish line. This event is one of the highlights for Uta during the Bellin Run weekend. It is an afternoon filled with races, inflatables, face painting, art projects, and music—an event for the entire family. We invite you to cheer on the talented youngsters with us!
Uta Cheers on the Kids at the Dick Lytie Children’s Run & Fun Event
Start: 6:00 pm
All proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner, as well as part of the race-registration fees, will benefit the Bellin College.
For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com
Prior to the Bellin Run, Uta will join the corporate team of Krueger International, the race’s gold sponsor, for a fun running session. In 2015, the KI team placed 2nd in the corporate challenge. Uta hopes to share a few last-minute tips with the team for another successful race day.
KI is an innovative furniture and interior design company in Green Bay, committed to sustainability and to “Impact less.” The company was founded in 1941 in Aurora, Ill, then known as Krueger Metal Products, Inc. Today, KI employs almost 3,000 people and has nine manufacturing sites worldwide, led by Dick Resch who has made workplace wellness a priority.
For more information please visit www.KI.com
Uta enjoyed competing in the James Joyce Ramble in 2000 and 2015, and is looking forward to visiting Dedham again to join her fellow runners for this fun 10K. It is an event close to her heart as are the runners she hopes to support just six days after running in the Boston Marathon.
The first Ramble took place in March 1984 with 244 runners. Today, the 10K hosts approximately 2,000 participants and the USA National Masters 10K Road Race Championship on the grounds of the historic Endicott Estate.
For more information please visit www.Ramble.org
Uta is looking forward to spending an afternoon with the STRIVERS running girls one day after the Boston Marathon. This will be the third year that she will meet the young athletes, and she plans to share some training tips and memories of how she herself got started in running. Uta and the 5th and 6th grade youngsters will also do some stretches and yoga together, and of course go for a fun run on the center’s track.
The STRIVERS Running Club, founded by runner and mother Colleen Phelps, introduces the girls not only to running but also to other ways of being active, such as yoga. This year’s motto is “STRIVERS LEAD,” and leadership on and off the track is encouraged.
For more information please visit STRIVERSRunningClub.com
- 8:50 am Mobility Impaired
- 9:17 am Men’s Push-Rim Wheelchair Division
- 9:19 am Women’s Push-Rim Wheelchair Division
- 9:22 am Handcycles & Duos
- 9:32 am Elite Women
- 10:00 am Elite Men and First Wave
The point-to-point course of the Boston Marathon begins at the Doughboy statue on East Main Street (near Ash Street) in Hopkinton, MA 01748. The finish line is in front of the Boston Public Library—700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
On April 15, 1996, Uta overcame health problems and Kenyan Tegla Loroupe’s 30-second lead to win the 100th Boston Marathon and achieve her third consecutive victory. This year, she will return to Beantown at the invitation of the B.A.A. to celebrate this memorable moment in running history.
The world’s oldest annual marathon and the city of Boston host thousands of runners, along with their friends and families, on Patriots’ Day. There will be 30,000 official entrants, 2,600+ runners representing more than 150 charities, over 500,000 spectators and 9,000 volunteers. They add up to a city buzzing with excitement, not only on marathon day but also during the events leading up to the race. If you are in town, check out the atmosphere and entertainments along the course. Hear for yourself the deafening cheers of the excited crowds lining Boylston Street or the legendary “Screech Tunnel” as the athletes pass the enthusiastic students of Wellesley College.
Uta plans to greet the marathoners of the Hoyt Foundation and many other runners at the finish line—it has been an important tradition for her for many years to welcome them with a big runner’s hug and heartfelt congratulations on their success.
For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Races/Boston-Marathon
- 3:00 pm
The Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom—4th Floor, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.
Every year, hundreds of participants of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) take the road from Hopkinton to Boston to raise funds benefiting the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. Since 1974, these dedicated runners have raised more than $74 million, with the 2016 team striving to raise an additional $5.4 million in donations.
Uta has been a caring supporter of the DFMC and its causes since 1998. She will once again speak at this year’s 27th edition of the annual DFMC pasta party. Together with Dr. Clare Twist, a DFMC board member, Uta will introduce the participants of the Patient and In-Memory Partner Program, which honors children treated at the cancer institute and those who are running on their behalf.
- 9:30 to 11:00 am Champions' Breakfast
- 10:30 am Boston Marathon Expo (Normatec Booth, 1101)
Champions' Breakfast: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Grand Ballroom—138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.
Marathon Expo: John B. Hynes Convention Center—900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115.
Uta is looking forward to this traditional breakfast together with her friends, many former winners of the Boston Marathon, and many members of the Boston Athletic Association. Bobbi Gibb’s first Boston Marathon 50 years ago will be at the center of this beautiful marathon celebration. And Uta is honored to be able to share some of her memories of her 1996 Boston win.
Afterwards, Uta will join Bob Babbitt for another issue of his “Breakfast with Bob” Boston edition. Come and join Bob and Uta for this fun interview with last-minute tips for the next day’s marathon and to find out what it means to have a ‘Cool Focus’ before your exciting marathon adventure.
For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Boston-Marathon
- 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Prudential Center, Commonwealth Room—3rd floor, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.
Uta will join the Hoyt Foundation runners once again this year—including coach Varinka Barbini Ensminger, Bryan Lyons, and Dick and Rick Hoyt, the inspirational father-and-son founding team of the charity—for a traditional evening cherished by all. It is a time where happy memories are made, the amazing fund-raising efforts of the members are celebrated, and there is much joy and laughter for everyone. Uta is excited to share a few last-minute tips before the race, a tradition the runners are looking forward to, and will have the opportunity to express her gratitude to the runners for their outstanding fund-raising and commitment to the foundation.
This year, the charity runners aim to raise $175,000 for the Hoyt Foundation and its charitable work. For more information on the members of the team and their dedicated fundraising efforts, please see www.CrowdRise.com. All of the proceeds will benefit the Hoyt Foundation.
For more information please visit www.TeamHoyt.com
- 8:00 am
Start and Finish Line: Between Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden—Charles Street, Boston, MA 02108.
On the Saturday before the Boston Marathon, 10,000 runners have the opportunity to race across the famous finish line of the marathon when they take part in the B.A.A. 5K. The event is one of three of the Distance Medley racing series, which also includes a 10K and a half marathon.
Uta will be lining up at the starting line between Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. This will be her fifth participation in the 5K in which she is joined by many of her friends from the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge and the Hoyt Foundation. She is excited to be once more on the course that runs through the scenic Back Bay, Boston Common—one of the oldest parks in the United States—and the Public Garden.
You, too, can run a 5K! Uta’s 5K training schedule for beginners here on our Website is a great way to get started.
For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Races/5K
- 10:00 am
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Oval and Venetian Room—138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.
John Hancock, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1986, will host its annual press conference on April 15, three days before the 120th edition of the prestigious race. This year’s elite athletes will be introduced, and Uta, as well as other past champions, will be present for interviews and photos. Among the 2016 elite athletes are Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich, Geoffrey Mutai and Wesley Korir.
The 120th edition also marks the 20th anniversary of Uta’s 1996 Triumph at the 100th Boston Marathon. She looks forward to reflecting on that memorable day.
For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Races/Boston-Marathon
- 11:00 am
Teller Farms Trail—On Valmont Road between Boulder & Lafayette (1/2 mile west of 95th Street), Boulder, CO 80301.
Uta and Aaron Harber of the popular “Aaron Harber Show” will host a Colorado Marathon Day Training Run. Uta will share tips and tricks that will help runners of all ages and abilities prepare for the upcoming Colorado Marathon Day races on May 1st and the BolderBOULDER 10K on May 30th. This is followed by an easy training run where you can chose between a 5K (3.1 miles) and 8K (5 miles) route.
Come and join us for this fun-filled and active morning!
For more information please visit www.HarberTV.com/RSVP