It was almost destiny: Right when the “Polizeisportverein Hohenlohekreis”, a regional police sports organisation, was searching in 1999 for a high-profile sponsor for its annual marathon, the desire to get involved in the field of running was growing at ebm-papst. This would be a way to strengthen our ties with the region – and naturally the endurance sport fits particularly well with the long-lasting products of our company. The organisation and the company simply joined forces and the “ebm-papst Marathon” was born. No marriage of convenience, but a genuine marriage for love – and the success story has continued ever since. ebm-papst assumes the primary sponsorship role here in addition to supporting many organisational operations. Moreover, many trainees actively participate at the event as hard-working helpers.
Amid all of the international character, the regional ties are very important: Nearly all the helpers and additional sponsors come from the Hohenlohe region. The Waldenburg sport school also gets involved as a partner and has used the marathon as a large training day for trainee physiotherapists. Professional massages bring life back to many exhausted legs. Like-wise, regional clubs assume responsibility for catering and other items in the supporting program. That is good teamwork, which is sure to guarantee full success again this year at the 18th occurrence of the event.
More information at www.ebmpapst-marathon.de