WE WANT YOU: To Represent Columbus at the Dresden Marathon in Germany

“On your mark, get set, go!” | “Auf die Plätze, fertig, los!”


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Did you know Columbus and Dresden, Germany, are sister cities? Last year marked the 20th anniversary of our cities’ relationship, and we celebrated by coordinating an International Marathon exchange where we sent 20 Columbus athletes to compete in the Dresden Marathon & Half Marathon. It was a collaborative effort of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon and Dresden Sister City, Inc., and it was such a success that we’ve decided to bring it back in 2013.

That’s where you come in!

We are looking for a five people to travel to Germany to be an athlete ambassador of Columbus and participate in the Dresden Marathon & Half Marathon, which coincides with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon. As an ambassador, you’ll receive free entry to the Dresden race category of your choice, plus lodging/transportation in Dresden (and more!) … All you need to be considered is a passport and airfare costs. Here are the full details:

Who: Central Ohio residents, or individuals with a strong connection to Columbus

What: Participate in the Dresden Marathon or ½ Marathon as a representative of Columbus

When: October 20, 2013

Where: Dresden, Germany

Here’s what athlete ambassadors receive:

  • Free entry to the Dresden race category of your choice;
  • Lodging with a host family in Dresden for 5 nights (from Oct. 17 – Oct. 22);
  • Transportation in Dresden race weekend;
  • Reception hosted by Dresden city officials;
  • Sightseeing tour of Dresden (hosted by the City of Dresden);
  • A contribution from Dresden Sister City, Inc. to help support your travel expenses

Here’s what you need to be considered: Valid passport; airfare costs; and most importantly, a winning attitude!

Additional opportunity: We also are seeking host families for the athletes from Dresden headed this way for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon.

Interested in learning more? Want to be considered as Columbus Ambassador or host? Send a note to Dorit Fratzscher at dresdensistercity@gmail.com by June 30!

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One thought on “WE WANT YOU: To Represent Columbus at the Dresden Marathon in Germany

  1. This was an outstanding experience. I encourage anyone interested in a once-in-a-lifetime experience to apply!

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