Marathon around the world

The film about the relay race through Germany is now online.
You can watch it here.

Read the quotes from the relay here (only in German).


Worldwide Waldorf 100 (charity) Run from 9th to 19th September 2019!

As part of our core project „Marathon around the World" from Waldorf 100the batons 1 & 2 come together in a star run on September 9, 2019, on the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin. At the same time, the starting signal for a (charity) run will take place. All Waldorf schools and institutions worldwide are invited to join in the following ten days. The worldwide charity run will end on September 19, 2019 with the finish of the squadrons 1,2,3,4 at the ceremony in the Tempodrom in Berlin. This is also the end of the nationwide relay race in Germany.

The donations are collected for the initiative Education Needs Nourishment, an initiative of the Friends of Waldorf Education Rudolf Steiner. A daily luncheon is especially needed for the students, whose parents live below the subsistence level and send their children to school without a break or a snack. The meals should not only fill you up, but also be delicious and varied. Since many Waldorf schools do not receive state support, a plate of food for each child can only be realized through donations - that's why we want to run for food together in 2019!

How you can participate?
1. Organize your own event at your school, no matter where in the world, in the period between 09.-19.09.2019 under the motto: Education needs nourishment, counting down to Waldorf 100-Anniversary celebration (Berlin)
2. Send us your idea so that we can include you in our countdown
3. Post pictures and information under the hashtags #waldorf100starrun  #educationneedsfood
4. Gather donations for the initiative Education needs nourishment to help children around the world enjoy a good school meal


Relay Coordination: Rafaela Elsler,

Social Media: Lara-Maria Kullak-Ublick,

Donation: Jana-Nita Raker,

Thank you!


This is our partner:


The marathon around the world is the sport project of Waldorf 100, because sport inspires people while also conveying the basic idea of Waldorf 100:  to connect the world.  Whether we all start the big relay race on the same day, or instead conduct many different Waldorf Olympiads, is up to us. For one big goal? Or many small goals? No matter which, then the sport project can be carried out in a great diversity of ways. It's best to do such events in line with regional circumstances, thus also providing plenty of creative scope for each school. We will tell you about three variants we've come up with below. But of course you can expand these however you like, remodel them, or pursue your own separate ideas about the jubilee sport effort, since according to the Olympic principle, aside from healthy competition the main point is simply taking part.

Variant 1: Relay race

The relay race involves carrying a symbolic object from school to school, so that in the end a long race over a great distance has been covered by many runners. The actual length of the race depends on how many schools participate in the idea. It can range from one day to a whole year – everything is possible.

Variant 2: Star race

One day – one race! And each school is a star. On one day the young athletes of all schools all move towards one point in space, in the shape of a star. Whether towards water or towards land, every kind of movement is allowed. When everyone has reached the finish line, there will be a big festival showing the great diversity of Waldorf education.

Variant 3: Sport festival

Sport unites the world! And not only by running races. You can conduct a big sport festival at your school, including many disciplines.  The spirit of international understanding and cohesion among peoples comes alive in this Waldorf Olympiad. Invite other schools from your neighborhood, or from anywhere else in the world, and celebrate a joint sport festival together with others.


Send us your ideas!


A project from

Waldorf 100

Hamburg, Germany



Waldorf 100

Henning Kullak-Ublick

Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0)40 34107699-0


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