We are delighted to announce the 3rd ECSS Bengt Saltin Run 2017. After the success the runs in Malmö and Vienna, the third edition will take place at the 22nd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, organised in the framework of the ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017.

The traditional run is a memorial event for Prof. Bengt Saltin, a founding member and spiritual father of the ECSS.

The 3rd ECSS Bengt Saltin Run will take place in the Grugapark – one of the largest and most beautiful landscape parks in Europe – which is situated right next to the congress venue, the Congress Centre Essen (CCE). The venue is easily accessible by public transport. Click here to find detailed information about the run.

Location: Grugapark
Date: 7th July 2017
Time: 07:00
Distance: 5 km

The registration for the run is free of charge and it is only possible for congress participants of the ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017 through their ECSS accounts here.

During the registration process we offer you a possibility to donate for a good cause. With the support of the  3rd ECSS Bengt Saltin Run, we would like to fund the "Sports and Recreation Programme" in Sierra Leone. The programme is organised by Street Child. Please find more information and donate here.

A limited amount of runners will be able to join the run and all the runners will receive a free t-shirt. An award ceremony will take place right after the run at the start/finish area.


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Tuulia Hokkanen
PR Manager
Phone: +49 221 9626 2771
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