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BIRKENSTOCK also 2022 main sponsor of the European Marathon

Two years the traditional European Marathon in Görlitz-Zgorzelec had to be cancelled due to pandemic. Next year, 1,000s of athletes will again run through the beautiful old town. On June 12, 2022, the 17th European Marathon will take place and BIRKENSTOCK will be there again as the main sponsor.


BIRKENSTOCK is the main sponsor of the European Marathon in Görlitz-Zgorzelec again next year

Since 2017, BIRKENSTOCK has been supporting the traditional European Marathon through the neighboring cities of Görlitz and Zgorzelec. In the last two years, the popular two-country run had to be cancelled due to a pandemic - next summer, 1,000s of athletes of all ages will once again run through the beautiful old town of Görlitz and neighboring Zgorzelec.

The organizers are working flat out on the planning and are convinced that they will be able to celebrate the highlight of the popular sports year with the European Marathon again in 2022.

Germany's largest shoe manufacturer BIRKENSTOCK is once again supporting the region, the runners and the organizing club as the main sponsor, thus also making its contribution on the way back to normality. 

Date: The 17th European Marathon will take place on June 12, 2022.



BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand with a heritage in iconic footwear, rooted in the creation of the BIRKENSTOCK footbed. The brand that can be traced as far as 1774 is guided by the notion of quality and function in all its actions and across all categories. The concept of all-round wellbeing is developed into footwear, sleeping systems and natural cosmetics, increasingly translating the lifestyle vision of the brand heritage.

With around 5,500 employees worldwide, this traditional, sixth-generation family-run business is also one of the German footwear industry’s biggest employers. BIRKENSTOCK was already using the term “footbed” in the 1910s, giving it the meaning which is commonly understood by consumers all over the world to this day – as a synonym for outstanding comfort when walking and standing. By the early 1970s, BIRKENSTOCK had become a global player. Since 2021, the company is majority owned by L Catterton, the world's largest growth investor focused on the consumer goods industry, and Financière Agache, a holding company controlled by Agache, the holding company of the Arnault family.

Manufactured in Germany, the sandals are sold in more than 100 countries on all continents. BIRKENSTOCK also has a growing range of closed shoes, children’s shoes, and occupational footwear, as well as specialist products for orthopedic retailers, socks, bags, and belts. In 2017, BIRKENSTOCK added sleep systems and natural cosmetics (BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE) to its portfolio of products. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 sites in Germany, in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Bavaria, and Saxony. The long-standing enterprise also operates its own sales offices in the United States and Canada as well as in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Dubai and India.

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