500 athletes show a heart for children at the Corvey Fire Department

Finally another Höxter fire department run. Saturday afternoon, 500 athletes ran around Corvey for a good cause. “Almost everything went perfectly. We sent good runners into the race. Everyone has returned safely to the domain. I am very grateful for everything,” said organizer Mathias Schmidt about a successful day.

Firefighters from Paderborn in Corvey. Photo: Michael Robrecht

Bredenborn Schmidt is fighting tirelessly with his “Fire Fighters” for sick children. He created the fire brigade in Höxter (HX-Fire-Run 2022) specifically for this purpose, made it known nationwide and developed it into the largest race of its kind in Germany, as he says. “Last minute” the more than 400 registered runners were joined by well over 100 more on Saturday. The last was Julian Thornmeyer from Eisenach.

Carsten Siepler (20) from Brakel was the first runner to cross the finish line after just 22:30 minutes – the seven kilometers from Corvey via Lüre to Corvey. Johannes Krawinkel (26) from Alhausen rolled into the yard with his lying trike at the same time as Siepler. Chief organizer Schmidt high-fived almost all runners at the finish line and thanked them for their commitment and donation.

Thanks! Mathias Schmidt puts heart and soul into any athlete, many in firefighting equipment and even with an ABC mask or oxygen tank on his back. Photo: Michael Robrecht

As reported, the proceeds from the well-known benefit event for the first time in 2022 are not planned for the Duchenne Foundation, but for the newly formed association “Drachenpaten – Wir für Kinder”. Patron Viktor Herzog von Ratibor wanted to give the start signal for the run at 15.30. But the gun was on strike, so the prince shouted the starting signal to the 500 in a loud voice. In front of the backdrop of the former convent of Corvey, which turned 1200 this year, was the starting and ending point.

Let’s go to the seven mile long fire department that runs around Corvey. Photo: Michael Robrecht

Jack Fallenstein and Marc Hübler came all the way from Bremerhaven and ran with firefighter equipment. “Great area here, we did not know Corvey,” the two excited, announcing their return to the running and garden show in 2023. LGS CEO Jan Sommer also ran and brought his dog Willi with him: he was wearing an LGS vest! The participation fee of 11.20 euros will be used 100 percent for sick children, said organizer Mathias Schmidt to moderator Markus Finger.

This is what the winners look like: Carsten Siepler (mid / 20) from Brakel was the first runner to cross the finish line after just 22:30 minutes – on the seven kilometers from Corvey via Lüre to Corvey. Johannes Krawinkel (26) from Alhausen rolled into the yard with his lying trike at the same time as Siepler. Photo: Michael Robrecht

For the people of Breden, the run is a signal to all the sick, including many children, not to give up. But he himself is the start of many fun races. Mathias Schmidt is already planning the 8th edition of the event for 2023.

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