Brilliant sunshine and balmy temperatures in Hamburg offered ideal conditions for the first KLU community run, the Spring Dash 5KLU, on May 29 and 30, 2021. In a remote competition, students, professors and staff had the chance to test their mettle on a five-kilometer route of their own choosing. In addition, they were free to choose when during the two days they wanted to run.
A running app was used to track their routes and display the times for all participants. Further, Hamburg wasn’t the only venue: KLU runners also competed in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Barcelona. Among the men, Paul Jordan (B.Sc. Business Administration, class of 2021, see header picture), who ran in Barcelona, clocked a fantastic 19:30 min.; among the women, Prof. Prisca Brosi, who ran in Hamburg, finished the race in excellent time: 26:54 min.
The fastest runners took home small prizes from the KLU Campus Store. But the real focus was on having fun within the KLU community, and on participating in a shared event – despite the coronavirus-related need for social distancing and different venues. And the fun continued at the award ceremony and get-together, which was held via Zoom on the following Tuesday.
For all of you who couldn’t join us this time: to be continued…
Header picture: Paul Jordan in Barcelona