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The Surprise: A live Christmas goose joined in the race

The Christmas surprise was perfect: at the 4th Berlin “Burn off the

Christmas Goose” Run organised by SCC-RUNNING, Santa Claus (Wolfgang

Paech) arrived with a friendly live goose, who was even named


Bernd Hübner invited everyone to join him in his traditional Christmas

holiday recuperation and calorie-burning run through the Grunewald Forest - and

was „overrun“ by participants. 183 runners (last year 95), of which

14 were dressed as Santa, ran their best as three TV crews sent them out down

the snowy paths through the Grune-wald Forest under blue skies and shining sun.

The traditional resting point for the training area of the Grunewald was the

forest ranger station Saubucht. The runners gave Ranger Lippert a bottle of

sparkling wine and some Christmas cake as a thank you. Throughout the year,

Ranger Lippert always has fresh water for the runners as they pass through the

forest district during their training. Today, rather than refreshing water, he

offered mulled wine. The return to Mommsen Stadium was supposedly much easier

for all the run-ners afterwards. The sporting administraion of

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf opened the Mommsen Stadium as a special service for

the Christmas goose runners, who finished off the leftover Christmas stollen

cake in the congregation hall of the stadium, after the goose

„Joggy“ had been returned to his own pen. There was no more talk

here of running off any more calories.

Next dates from SCC-RUNNING. December 31, 2002: 27th Berliner Pilsener New

Year’s Eve Run „Donut Run“ January 1, 2003: 32th Berliner New

Year’s Day Run „The Charity Run for UNICEF“