21.5.12

ING Marathon Luxembourg 2012


I know, I said that I was going to have a relaxing weekend at home... but then I ended up going out nevertheless. The annual ING Marathon was taking place in Luxembourg City and as it is the second largest street party in Lux (number one being National Day in June), I decided to go along. Not as a runner (sadly) but to cheer on the participants.

The event takes place in the evening and is therefore called the Night Run. Every year you can expect many people out in the streets, locals and from abroad. There are bands and samba musicians performing, you can find numerous food stands serving drinks, waffles, fries and hot dogs. 


Thousands of people had gathered on Kirchberg, the starting point for about ten thousand runners. At 7 pm sharp, the Luxembourg mayor, Xavier Bettel, gave the starting signal.


Below you see traditional food served at popular events in Luxembourg, the Luxembourgish version of the hot dog: Thüringer and Mettwurscht. They have to be eaten with a big layer of mustard.


Despite the good temperatures (20 degrees Celsius, 68 in F), it started raining a couple of hours after the start. Here and there we had to seek shelter. The turnout of people was noticeably lower compared to the previous years. As we realised later, the Champions League final was on (think of it as the equivalent of the Super Bowl in soccer), therefore many people would have stayed at home to watch this.


I had fun though and I'm already looking forward to next year's event. Again as part of the crowd, not as a runner.

39 comments

  1. aww that all looks so fun!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
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  2. Great variety of photos!

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    Lainy
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  3. Looked a great event!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  4. great selection of photos - did you take them yourself? great!

    kisses and have a great week

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  5. looks amazing!!

    xx

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  6. Oh! Balloons! This sense of celebration! The color and dynamics! very vigorous shake! You changed the avatar! He is perfect! xx

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  7. wow....great photos !!! :) You can stay at home relaxing other weekends...better this event! thanks for share!

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  8. Cool!
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  9. Superrr!
    Angela Donava
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  10. Super!!!
    Angela Donava
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  11. Oh wow,these are really great photos you took!
    xx, miss annie

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  12. wow, we had a marathon here in Manchester as well and I really want to participate in one next year ! so inspiring!

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  13. That's so nice you went to cheer everyone on! I ran in a half marathon last Saturday and let me tell you, the cheering really helps :)
    Great blog! Just followed you on Bloglovin and GFC.
    xx, micol

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  14. such fun! great pictures, great blog. wanna follow each other? x

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  15. It looked like a really a fun event ^_^ Better than staying in? XD Enjoyed your photos very much.

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  16. Wow, so much fun! I have takenpart in 8K race but really hoping to participate in New York city marathon one day! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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    1. I hope that you'll make it one day; I'll come along to cheer you on ;)

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  17. That looks like a blast! Running a marathon is on my goals list, and I'd love to do one that's a big party like this. Sounds like being a spectator was probably a lot more fun than running haha :)

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  18. What an amazing weekend and the marathon really had a great turnout!

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  19. I've just discovered your blog!! so interesting and with different type of posts!!!

    BESOS from BARCELONA!

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  20. These pictures look like so much fun!! I am not so much a runner either so I agree with you lol

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  21. Love this post, I'm a runner so I definitely appreciate :)

    Alessia

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  22. love it!

    xx

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  23. Looks like sooo much fun and wow for the photos;)
    xx
    B.
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  24. Such great pictures!
    x Jes, www.twosmuppies.com

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  25. oh my this looks so exciting! i just started training for my FIRST marathon and i'm super nervous. this makes it look more like a party!

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  26. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Check it out on my blog!!!

    xx
    Diana
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  27. beautiful experiences !!!These pictures look like so much fun!!!!kiss!!!

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  28. Hi Miss K, yeah mid year is extremely hot in HK, end of the year is the best time to visit. Cool temp but no fog. This looks like an awesome event. I miss this kind of run, last time we had it annually in Auckland, NZ. Such event in Singapore does not have much events such as music performance and samba, sounds awesome

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  29. wow. crazy fun
    -Art a la Rue

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  30. thanks girl ur too sweet!
    can't wait to se eyou on my blog
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  31. I'm so proud to say that my fiance is a marathone runner and I fully appreciate and repsect the spirit of the Marathon, the struggle, the effort but also the fun behind it.

    Excellent account of the Luxemburg Marathon!

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