10 days, 1300 kilometers, 12 sportsmen and -woman. To Düsseldorf and back. The running club LaufKulTour started on Friday. The start is traditionally at the auditorium of the Technical University of Chemnitz. Next week on Sunday, the finish line will also be there.
The route to the twin city of Chemnitz will be completed in a duathlon (running & cycling). The project should not only promote Saxony, Chemnitz and the application for European Capital of Culture 2025, but also pursue an affair of the heart: The action should draw attention to the local association “aktion Benni & Co.” and the incurable disease “Duchenne muscular dystrophy”.
Steffen Kehrer from the running club Lauf-KulTour association states:
Chemnitz as a possible cultural capital in 2025 would be a great story. Chemnitz is a great city, thanks to numerous committed people, an incredible amount is happening. We as Lauf-KulTour e.V. would like to support this as well. Sports culture is also an important part of culture. We do not only practice sports in form of a competition. We also look for other ways: like the Duathlon relay. And everyone can follow our course live online.