News from 12.03.2016

Tower run - Over 150 running enthusiasts took the opportunity to run the 314 steps to the top

Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.
Photo: Thomas Niedermueller.

More than 150 running enthusiasts took the opportunity and ran up the 314 steps, Thomas Dold gives guideline time.

The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project association successfully completed the first TurmRun in the Stuttgart station tower today (March 12). In a good atmosphere and with remarkable times, around 150 participants put their running fitness to the test. "We wanted to offer the runners something unique," said Tanja Sehner, head of marketing and events at the Stuttgart-Ulm e.V. rail project association and thus also the chief organizer. "I think we also succeeded with the first stair run in the Stuttgart station tower. In addition, the ladies of the Stuttgarter Rugby Club e. V. and the fire departments of Nürtingen, Degerloch-Hoffeld and Riedenberg used the run as an extra training session." The wish for a repetition at the same or another location was voiced. Thomas Dold was the fastest to run up the 314 steps and around 58 meters to the platform in under a minute (0:59.4 minutes).

In cooperation with the multiple winner of the Empire State Building Stair Run, Thomas Dold, who ran out of competition with his target time, and the event agency R.S.T. Volkslauf GmbH, which organized the registration page on the Internet and the timing on the platform, a professional event environment could be offered to the athletes. "Only 314 steps - that was an absolute sprint course for me," Thomas Dold summed up in retrospect. "And the extreme inward slope to be able to run the narrow spiral staircase well made this run so special for me."

Thomas Dold awarded the first three places in four different categories. All results can be found via the registration page of the TurmRun or under



Recreational runner 1 (1-2 times sport per week)

  1. Mock, Andreas, TSV Brachetweg i.G. 1:15.82 minutes
  2. Hägele, Steffen, HC-Esslingen 1:18.17 minutes
  3. Boscher, Florian, EJW Münchingen Handball 1:18.40 minutes

Fire department (in full gear and breathing apparatus)

  1. Binder, Simon FW Leonberg 1:59.57 minutes
  2. Beck, Ronny FFW Nürtingen 2:08.14 minutes
  3. Höller, Peter FF Riedenberg 2:11,75 minutes

Recreational runner 2 (2-4 times sport per week)

  1. Burkard, Tobias MobiRun 1:11.47 minutes
  2. Binder, Simon Team Elapuls seals 1:13,07 minutes
  3. Schweinfurth, Thomas Stuttgart 1:13.94 minutes

Competitive athlete

  1. Maier, Franz Towerrunning Germany 1:09.40 minutes
  2. Voesseler, Matthias Stiftskirche Stuttgart 1:13.64 minutes
  3. Remus, Sandra Stuttgart 1:28.62 minutes

The first-place winners each received a 100 euro voucher from a sports store and vouchers for a guided tour of a construction site. The second and third place winners received a voucher worth 75 euros and 50 euros respectively for shopping in a sports store and also vouchers for guided tours of construction sites.

The next event of the rail project is already being planned: on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00, the construction site at the Filder Tunnel portal in Stuttgart-Fasanenhof will open its doors to present the tunnel boring machine SUSE ("Reach Stuttgart Ulm faster") to interested citizens shortly before its second descent.

Further information on the Stuttgart-Ulm rail project is available on the project homepage: