Jan 09, 2020

Sports Week 2020: Unique Events for Sports Fans

With the Sports Week taking place at the same time as ISPO Munich 2020 the city and the surrounding areas will be gripped by sports fever. The crowning finale of the event program: the Night Run on February 1 in the Munich Olympic Park. Picture credit: Messe München

The city of Munich and its surrounding areas will once again be gripped by sports fever at the same time as the world’s largest sports trade fair, ISPO Munich 2020, takes place.

While around 2,800 international exhibitors will be showcasing the latest trends and products in the sporting goods industry to more than 80,000 visitors in the trade show halls, Sports Week from January 25 to February 1, 2020, will be encouraging all end consumers to get active.

This is the third time that numerous partners from the sports industry will be taking the euphoria for sports, exercise and activities felt inside the trade fair halls out into the open for consumers and sports fans from Munich, Germany and Austria as part of workshops, presentations and product tests.

The Expedition Day will kick-start the week on Saturday, January 25, at Globetrotter Ausrüstung in Munich. Visitors will be able to take part in workshops and attend short presentations by the DAV (German Alpine Club) and the Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropical Medicine, get tips from manufacturers and take altitude training taster courses in an altitude chamber. The Snow & Safety workshop at the Keller Sports store provided in conjunction with the outdoor brand Mammut on Sunday, January 26, will help attendees hone their skills. Avalanche-related safety information, proper conduct when mountaineering, avalanche airbag functions and many other topics will be covered as part of the program.

OaC NightHikes will take place in seven German and Austrian towns on January 29. The night hikes, organized by the non-profit organization Outdoor against Cancer (OaC), are a way of encouraging people to exercise and a mini symposium on exercise for cancer sufferers as well as their family members and friends. Everyone is welcome to take part. Alternatively, OaC will also be providing cross-country skiing fans with the opportunity to take part in a night-time cross-country ski run in Tegernsee, in partnership with Madshus. The evening ski tour on the slopes on Thursday, January 30, held in cooperation with Schöffel, the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway, K2 Skis and the skiing magazine Bergstolz, will take participants high up into the mountains. The tour will end at Drehmöser 9 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a “fireside chat” with professional freeride skier Roman Rohrmoser.

The Night Run on Saturday, February 1, will be the big final event. There will be 5km and 10km tracks as well as a Kids Run. All runs will start and finish in the Kleine Olympiahalle (Small Olympic Hall) which will also host the running exhibition featuring test and refuelling stations provided by partners.

The Gore-Tex Uphill Challenge will run throughout the entire Sports Week: runners who conquer the Olympiaberg (Olympic Hill) between January 25 and February 1 and upload their run to Strava will be entered into a competition to win top-notch prizes.

For more information and to register for these and other events, please visit the website, and for regular updates also see facebook.

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