Munich Airport and the Generali Munich Marathon have launched the Around the World Challenge
The Challenge is set up as a multi-year event divided into several stages, with each destination along the 41,195km (25,600 miles) route corresponding to one of Munich’s partner airports. In the first year, the teams will symbolically run from Munich, Germany, to Denver, Colorado. Munich Airport and Denver International Airport signed their Sister Airport Agreement in 1991. To cover the 8,428km (5,240 miles), 200 relay teams are needed to run in this year‘s marathon.
Next year the four-strong teams will have a new destination: Nagoya in Japan. To cover the 9,563km (5,940 miles) of the Denver-Nagoya stage, 227 four-person teams will be needed.
The Around the World Challenge is not just about big fitness goals. The teams will also be running for a good cause. For every kilometer that is run, money will be donated to a charitable organization. The registration fee for the challenge is €200 (US$218) per team. This includes a €42 (US46) donation to the Munich Marathon Foundation. All of the proceeds collected will help support social projects and sporting activities for children and youth.
Anyone keen to run the marathon on October 11, 2020, can register here.