RWTH Campuslauf in Person: Enthusiastic Runners at Campus Melaten

Runners at Campuslauf Copyright: © Sarah Rauch

On April 29, the RWTH Aachen University Sports Center (HSZ) kicked off the eventful summer semester with the RWTH Campuslauf. Over 800 athletes took part in the running event.


As the first major running event in-person in over two years, the Campuslauf kicked off with over 800 participating athletes, highly motivated to compete against and with each other in three different runs. In the FunRun, FitnessRun, and the relay run, all participants were able to discover Campus Melaten anew. Peter Lynen, head of the HSZ, is pleased to finally present the first athletic running event this year with the Campuslauf: "It has been two years, two months, and 24 days since our last event in person. This makes it all the more exciting that the RWTH Campuslauf is finally getting underway again today!"

The colorful supporting program entertained everyone on and off the running course. In addition to musical entertainment from a samba group and a DJ, there was also a massage booth from Techniker Krankenkasse for the exhausted athletes. Even the younger guests were able to follow in the running footsteps of the adults and run a short distance of the original run through the "Bring Your Kids" children's program at the RWTH Campuslauf Kids.

The cooperation between the RWTH and the FH Aachen at the Campuslauf enables a special exchange between the students. Not only on the course do they have the opportunity to make new contacts. Many students were also active behind the scenes as volunteer helpers. The RWTH Campuslauf was only possible with the help of numerous supporting hands. All students, runners, and guests can already look forward to the other events of the summer semester.

The particularly successful runners and further information about the event can be found on the Campuslauf page or in the press release.