Event coverage of LaufReport.deCalendar week 47, November 2017
Reporting on the City Run Basel 2017
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Event photos of City Run Basel 2017
35th City Run Basel on 25 November 2017Calendar week 47, November 2017
More than 9,000 participants expected
8,700 runners – already more than the total number of participants last year – have registered for the event. Including late registrations on the day of the event, the number of participants is likely to exceed 9,000.
The leading names among the elite runners include Tadesse Abraham (Switzerland), who has won the City Run Basel no less than six times since 2011, Bernard Matheka (Kenya) and Tolossa Chengere (Ethiopia). Other Swiss athletes lining up include Julien Wanders, Michael Ott, and Adrian Lehmann. The region will be represented by Ahmed El Jaddar (Morocco) from Riehen Sports Club.
The heavy favourite to win the elite women’s race is the victor from 2015 and 2016, Helen Tola Bekele (Ethiopia). Her stiffest competition is expected to come from Lucie Sekanova (Czech Republic) and Corina Harrer (Germany).
From the Swiss perspective, all eyes will be on Selina Büchel, who is making her City Run Basel debut. The European 800m champion will be running over this 5.9 km trip together with Maya Neuenschwander, Stefanie Barmet and Priska Auf Der Mauer.
Elite youth category
Following the addition of an elite youth category last year, both the men’s and women’s elite youth races will be held once again in 2019. In addition to the athletes from the National Athletics Performance Centre of Northwest Switzerland, this year will also see the participation of runners from the regional orienteering squad.
This year too, the elite races will lead up to Münsterplatz via Rheinsprung. The races will start at approx. 9.10 p.m. from Münsterplatz.
Start number pick-up point
The pick-up point for start numbers not sent out in advance by post will be in the information tent on Münsterplatz. Opening times: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Late registration point
The late registration point can be found in the Gymnasium Münsterplatz and will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The first start time is 5 p.m. All start times and further information can be found at www.baslerstadtlauf.ch.
Preparatory training on the official courseCalendar week 45, November 2017
The only training session on the traditional route will take place on Tuesday, 14 November. The meeting point for this event is Münsterplatz in Basel at 7 p.m. This training event is free of charge and will last around one hour. The training session will be run by Laufsportverein Basel with the support of the Rennbahn Sports Clinic (warm-up). And there is something for younger runners too. At the same time, children will be accompanied along their route and given specialist instructions.
More than 7,000 runners have already registered for the 35th City Run Basel on 25 November!
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Once again this year, participants can take advantage of the “Prepare for the City Run Basel over 7 weeks” offer. Training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday over a seven-week period under the specialist guidance of Laufsportverein Basel (LSVB).
First training session: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Participants must be 18 years old. The number of participants is limited.
COOP – new main sponsor of the City Run BaselCalendar week 34, August 2017
National retailer Coop is now supporting the largest mass sporting event in Northwest Switzerland.
Quote: Roger Vogt, Head of Northwest Switzerland-Central Switzerland-Zurich sales region: “Coop has been involved with Swiss sport as a main sponsor for many years now. We are pleased to now be continuing this success story with the City Run Basel”.
Coop is one of three main sponsors along with Basler Kantonalbank and Novartis. The event organizer has signed a three-year agreement with Coop.