Sport connects people: From the 8th to the 10th September 2023, the event will take place again in Chemnitz and connects all people with love for sport and exercise.


The sports event SPORTS UNITED celebrated on the 4th. September 2022 premiere and connected all people with love for sport and exercise. More than 1,000 recreational athletes from young to old were running or rolling in various circuits in and around Chemnitz. Hikers, runners, mountain bikers, inline skaters, triathletes, wheelchair users and wheelers had a common goal this afternoon: The Brückenstraße in Chemnitz for the after-sports party. Connected to the finish of the cyclists of the European Peace Ride, participants and spectators ended the sporting day together.


2023 is a continuation of the event from the 8th to the 10th. September with further sports and also multi-day tours in planning. The community experience and cross-sport cooperation are once again in the foreground. Various individual sports such as running, hiking, cycling or skating also took place on the 10th. September 2023 one and the same destination: Chemnitz city center. The joint finish line and the after-sports party are then to take place on Theaterplatz. Before that, however, it is important to master the sporting challenges together.


In addition to the circuits in and around Chemnitz, multi-day tours with overnight accommodation are organized for the first time in various sports. Among other things, there will be a two-day MTB bike tour for ambitious recreational cyclists along the Purple Path with overnight stay, organized by the racers of Heavy24, Alexander Liebers and André Gläß. The team of exclusive events also runs along the Purple Path. An e-bike tour of 2.5 days with overnight stay in the Erzgebirge for ambitious cyclists is planned. And of course there will also be another inline skating tour through Chemnitz. Steffen Kehrer from Lauf-KulTour organizes a duathlon relay with nine daily stages through Germany and the Czech Republic.


Ambitious recreational athletes are invited to accompany the team on the last two stages of the day. The team of Triathlon Chemnitz e.V. will even offer two different tours: a long-distance triathlon over three days and a triathlon for families on the 10th. September. The family tour starts in the city bath, then we continue by bike along the Chemnitz Valley cycle path and the last kilometers go around the castle pond to the finish. An overview of all sports can be found at www.sports-united-chemnitz.de. From January, registrations will be activated on the website. However, reservations are already welcome. The information on the individual tours is regularly updated and supplemented by other sports during the year.


“We are very pleased that all actors and clubs will continue to accompany us in 2023 and even expand their tours,” Dr. Ralf Schulze, organizer and managing director of C3 Chemnitzer Veranstaltungszentren GmbH, looks forward to the new year. “With SPORTS UNITED, we started a pilot project for the Capital of Culture year 2025 in 2022. It should offer many participants the opportunity to actively participate in the Capital of Culture year through sport – whether as a club, private person or recreational athlete. The format provides the framework for diverse actors to get involved with a route or sporting challenge, e.g. with a short tour along special sights in Chemnitz or a multi-day tour along the Purple Path by e-bike. The sporting exchange with the cultural region as well as cooperation with European partners will also play a major role in the future. SPORTS UNITED is always open to suggestions and ideas.”



In conjunction with the European Peace Ride, SPORTS UNITED celebrated on the 4th. September 2022 premiere. The new event format was organized in cooperation with the Stadtsportbund Chemnitz, several sports clubs, actors and C3 Chemnitzer Veranstaltungszentren GmbH. The event is a project of the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025 GmbH and is intended to connect all people with love for sport and exercise. The focus here is by no means on the performance character, but rather on the valuable sense of community, which on the one hand invites exchange with other people and on the other hand is able to overcome social divides. SPORTS UNITED is intended to offer many participants the opportunity to actively participate in the Capital of Culture year through sport – whether as a club, private person or recreational athlete.




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