16 January 2008
No setting of quotas despite boom in registrations
Following the publication of the call for entries to the Racing Days Biel and the start of registrations for the Racing Days Biel with the 50th 100-km-Race, the organisers are delighted with the flood of registrations. Over 600 runners have already registered for the event on 13/14 June 2008. Despite this great interest there will be no restriction on the size of the field at the Racing Days Biel. The space available around the ice rink and along the route allows the event to be held without any quotas having to be set. The record number of participants was around 4,500 runners, and around 3,000 participants crossed the finishing line last year over all of the distances.
Apart from the anniversary run over the original route, there are also some attractive new features. The 100km relay team will be made up of five runners – each will have to cover a distance of around 20 kilometres. There are also some attractive events for walkers and Nordic walkers: they can chose from many distances up to a marathon. The night half marathon to Aarberg will also be introduced this year. Completing the first part of the 100-km route in the night will be a particular challenge for many runners, especially since an attractive finishing line has been planned on the central town square in Aarberg.
16 January 2008
On account of the big demand for starts at the Racing Days Biel and the European Football Championship that is being held at the same time, rooms are becoming scarce in the Biel-Seeland region. We will be pleased to receive offers for private accommodation which will be passed on to the runners: Racing Days Biel Office, PO Box 283, 2501 Biel, E-mail: email@example.com.
11 january 2008
Rooms in 2- and 3-star hotels fully booked
On account of the high demand and the limited quota due to the European Football Championship that is being held at the same time, all rooms in 2- and 3-star hotels in the Biel-Seeland region are already fully booked. We recommend that anyone interested in booking a hotel room contact the Biel-Seeland Tourist Office immediately. You can simultaneously profit from the early bird discount when registering for the Racing Days Biel.
10 december 2007
Registrations start now
The publication of the invitation for entries to the large Biel race events on 13/14 June 2008 coin-cides with the starting date of registrations for all races. Apart from the anniversary race, the 50th 100 km run, the organisers are also offering a number of shorter distances on the original course. Special mention should be made of the overnight marathon and half-marathon races from Biel to Aarberg and Oberramsern, respectively. Both of the distances are also open to starters in the Walking and Nordic Walking disciplines. The 100 km relay race is another special feature: teams will comprise five runners this year, each of whom will have to cover around 20 kilometres. The first relay station is in Aarberg.
4 september 2007
Allianz Suisse – new main sponsor
The organisers of the Bieler Lauftage are delighted to announce that they have found an additional main sponsor in Allianz Suisse. The general agencies along the route have decided to join together to make the event even more attractive through their added commitment.
4 september 2007
New features of the 2008 anniversary run
The organisers are planning some new features for the anniversary «50th Bieler 100-km run» on 13/14 June 2008. There will be much more going on in the night of nights.
The OC of the Bieler Lauftage encourages runners to give the event a go with the familiar slogan «You have to try Biel at least once ». And because not everyone can cope with the 100 km event there will be even more alternatives in the night:
- The relay teams will be enlarged from four to five runners. This eliminates the former «hurdle» of a first section over 38 kilometres. The first relay station will now be in Aarberg. The split into five sections should primarily appeal to club and company teams.
- The half marathon has now been shifted from a separate route on Saturday afternoon to the main route at night. The finishing line is in Aarberg.
- The night (Nordic) walking event that was successfully launched in 2007 will be extended to the marathon distance.
Further special extras for the anniversary run are still being considered.