German Architecture Marathon: BAU takes part

BAU´s running team: Benjamin Büttner (l.) and Mirko Arend

The team from BAU – represented by Mirko Arend and Benjamin Büttner – took part in the 9th German Architecture Marathon in Mainz. And they did very well! Both runners completed a half marathon in a total time of 03:47:14, and took sixth place in the relay competition.

Running and doing good – that was the motto on May 7 in Mainz. Architects, business people and their clients from the German construction sector came together for the ninth time at this event, to run the 42 kilometer course in team relays. The participants had a great time together, sharing the run and chatting along the way. But the benefits did not stop there: because it was a charity event, raising money for the German association of sport for handicapped young people. For each kilometer completed, the association received 42 cents. The Architecture Marathon is part of Mainz´s Gutenberg Marathon, in which this year 8,000 runners took part.

BAU sponsors this charity run and each year sends a team to take part. This time the team was made up of just two runners: Benjamin Büttner, 34 years old, a PR manager and keen sportsman, completed his first half-marathon in the outstanding time of 01:35:49. He took the first leg, and after 21.1 kilometers he handed over to Mirko Arend, 49 years old, Exhibition Director of BAU and a keen amateur runner. Arend crossed the finish line after 02:11:25, tired but happy.

The winner´s trophy was won by the team from Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster, with the two runners Thomas Pigende and Anne Hauck, who together completed the course in just 03:01:54.