Manfred Wolf CitylaufOn 12th July 2014, large numbers of runners will once again be lining up in Ludwigsburg city centre. Many of you will perhaps know that I too am an avid runner.

There are many different reasons to take up this sport. It is the combination of health, fitness and constantly striving to improve energy performance that motivates me. For me, however, it is also vital to recognise that the most important thing about running is to have fun. In the Ludwigsburg Citylauf, everyone runs at their own speed over the distance of their choice.

Run with us at the Citylauf

You can choose between a 10 kilometre run or the 2 x 5 kilometre MANN+HUMMEL team relay that we are sponsoring. I am going to enter the 10 kilometre event. For younger participants, there are also runs for schoolchildren, tots and young people.

As last year, we are paying the entry fee for all MANN+HUMMEL employees.

For the first time this year, we are also paying the entry fee for the first 200 external runners (i.e. family, friends, customers and partners of MANN+HUMMEL) who would like to take part and register through MANN+HUMMEL.  Anyone is welcome to take part – so spread the word!

We are also supplying the MANN-FILTER running kit for all MANN+HUMMEL participants – so long as stocks last.

You can register by simply sending a short e-mail to
by 3rd July 2014.

The organising team will arrange the rest for you. To register, you just need to give the following details:

  • first name, surname
  • e-mail address
  • year of birth
  • department (MANN+HUMMEL employees only)

The MANN+HUMMEL running kit is the same as for last year. If you no longer have a kit available from previous runs, please state this when you register. The confirmation e-mail for your registration will give further information regarding clothing.

Now to summarise the most important points:

  • Amended start times: because of the World Cup game for 3rd place, the main run this year will start at 19:00 hours (naturally, I hope Germany won’t be playing in this match – because they will already have gone through on Sunday 😉 )
  • This year, the starting documents will be available without long queues from the MANN-FILTER counter in front of the Cultural Centre on the Rathaushof. This counter will be open on Friday 11th July from 17:00 to 19:00 hours, and on Saturday 12th July from 15:00 hours.
  • Overview of starting times:

17:00     KSK Bambinilauf (kids’ run)
17:15     MAKS Friseure – handicap run
17:30     Hahn Automobile – junior run 1
17:45     Hahn Automobile – junior run 2
18:15     Youth run
19:00     Main run
19:00     SWLB run
19:00     MANN+HUMMEL team relay

Smile please: before the run, all MANN+HUMMEL competitors will meet at the Rathaushof in Wilhelmstrasse. We would like to take a group photo there at around 18:15 hours. You are cordially invited to redeem the food and drinks vouchers which will be distributed behind the finishing line. A relaxed Citylauf followed by public viewing of the World Cup match in the marketplace in Ludwigsburg – now there’s nothing to stand in our way.

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So with this in mind, I would just like to wish all competitors a lot of fun and a good (running) time – as we arrive safe and sound at the finishing line!