WELCOME TO MOVE AND GROOVE,
YOUR INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL!

On 15 and 16 June 2024, the market square in Rheydt and the Marktstraße will be transformed into the city’s largest sports arena. Delve into the variety of sports on offer, get to know clubs and try out new sports. This weekend, we celebrate local and international sport by breaking some records. A festival for the whole family, sports enthusiasts and for all those who are curious. We would like to thank our mayor Felix Heinrichs for his patronage.

REGISTER FOR THE RUN

Running brings people together! In line with the city’s motto ‚Together with diversity‘, we are calling on all Mönchengladbach residents to put on their running shoes and head for the starting line. Whether at a walking pace or with a new distance record, you will run together with others across the old city border, connecting the districts of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt with a 5 km route. The route takes you past the Hugo-Junkers Grammar School and the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences along the beautiful Brucknerallee and Richard-Wagner-Straße to St. Josef’s Church. Once through the second lap, you will be welcomed at the finish line by cheering crowd at the market square of Rheydt.

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On Sunday after the races, you can view your race results here.

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TIMETABLES

15 JUNE 2024

SAT

12.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

You can find an overview of all sports here.

12.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

12.00 p.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Traditional Greek dances – Leonidas Efthymiadis

12.30 p.m. to 12.50 p.m.
Cricket – SV 08 Rheydt

12.50 p.m. to 1.05 p.m.
Line dancing – TFC Ohler e.V.

1.05 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Thai Boxing – Bujin Gym Mönchengladbach e.V.

1.30 p.m. to 1.50 p.m.
Dancing – Hephata Tanzgruppe „Sparkling Dancer“

2.00 p.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Live music & dance – Music Today, ballet school „Happy Dance“ & dance studio „Dance Room“

3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Performance – KSM Kampfschule & Selbstverteidigung

3.30 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Jam Skating – Gladbacher Roll- und Schlittschuhclub e.V. 1936

3.45 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Taekwondo – Hindukusch Taekwondo e.V.

4.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Prize-giving ceremony of the municipal football championship

4.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Taekwondo & dance performance by „Dancing Kids“ – KISS & KJSV MG

5.00 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Ninjuitsu – Yamabushi e.V.

5.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Moonlight Cheerdance – American Sports Mönchengladbach e.V.

6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Sports award ceremony of Mönchengladbach
Moderated by Torsten Knippertz & Anna Marohn

8.15 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Live music – Band just:is

1.00 p.m. & 4.00 p.m.

Keep fit in your district – that’s the motto of the free Sore MuscleTour in Rheydt. There are stations along the route where you have to do extra exercises. With push-ups, lunges and squats, you’ll really work up a sweat!

The meeting point for the Sore Muscle Tour is the fountain at Rheydt Town Hall.

Get started: Fountain at the town hall
Stop 1: Neumarkt
Stop 2: Theatre Park
Stop 3: Maria-Lenzen-Garten
Stop 4: Hugo-Junkers Park
Finish: Rheydt Market Square

For more information on the Muskelkater circuits, click here.

16 JUNE 2024

SUN

10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Pilates – Tri-lo-Fit

11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Yoga – Tri-lo-Fit

12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Zumba – Melanie Bender

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Krav Maga & self-defence – KSM

Take your sports outfit and come to the free courses without registering.

10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Live music – DJ PB

11.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Prize-giving ceremony of Youth Run

12.00 p.m. to 12.15 p.m.
Warm-up with Frank Nießen & AI Fitness

1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Prize-giving ceremony of Move and Groove RUN

2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Prize-giving ceremony of Stadtradeln 2024 by Lord Mayor Felix Heinrichs

10.15 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Warm-up of the Bambini Run with Goldi

10.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.
Bambini Run
Whether you’re a toddler or a pre-schooler, the Bambini Run (age groups 2017 and younger) isn’t about record times. With mum, dad, grandma and grandpa standing by the roadside cheering on the youngest runners, it’s all about having fun and, of course, a little reward for all the young athletes when they cross the finish line. And best of all – it’s free!

11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Youth Run 
All those energetic kids and teenagers, the Youth Run is your chance to give it your all on the 2.2 km course and beat the competition. The top three finishers in each of the four age groups (U8, U10, U12 and U14) will be awarded prizes, but the others won’t go home empty-handed either!

12.15 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Move and Groove RUN
Whether you are an amateur runner, a casual walker or an elite athlete, we want you to take part in the big 5 km run as part of the Move and Groove international sports festival. And although there will be a prize-giving ceremony for the fastest runners at the end of the race, the main focus is on having fun, in line with the motto

12.30 p.m.

Keep fit in your district – that’s the motto of the free Sore MuscleTour in Rheydt. There are stations along the route where you have to do extra exercises. With push-ups, lunges and squats, you’ll really work up a sweat!

The meeting point for the Sore Muscle Tour is the fountain at Rheydt Town Hall.

Get started: Fountain at the town hall
Stop 1: Neumarkt
Stop 2: Theatre Park
Stop 3: Maria-Lenzen-Garten
Stop 4: Hugo-Junkers Park
Finish: Rheydt Market Square

For more information on the Muskelkater circuits, click here.

SCAVENGER HUNT
MEETS MOVE AND GROOVE

Don’t miss it! The craziest scavenger hunt in Mönchengladbach is back for the 3rd time and will bring a lot of fun to the Move and Groove. You can play with your team, do crazy things, discover new things and face special challenges. As well as the ultimate fun factor, there are also great prizes to be won. The first warm-up tasks will be activated when registration opens on 6 June 2024. The Scavenger Hunt Mönchengladbach is kindly supported by Stadtsparkasse Mönchengladbach. Simply download the free app and get started!

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TURN THE MARKET SQUARE
INTO YOUR STADIUM!

OTHER EXHIBITORS & ACTIVITIES

BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE

FACE PAINTING FOR KIDS

BE PART OF IT WITH YOUR SPORT!

Whether you are part of a club or a solo player, whether your sport is popular or relatively unknown, you can present yourself and your sport at the market square in Rheydt and attract new members to your favourite hobby. At the international sports festival ‚Move and Groove‘, you have the opportunity to gain new members or showcase what your sport is all about. Invite people to join you and your team by presenting yourselves. Encourage them to try things out.

To register, please fill in the registration form and send it by e-mail to the Stadtsportbund Mönchengladbach.

YOUR CITY.

LUISA IS HERE!

The ‚Luisa is here!‘ campaign offers help and support to women and men who feel harassed or threatened and want to get out of an unpleasant situation. By asking “Is Luisa here?” you can contact the staff to signal that you need help. They will then accompany you to a quiet and safe place. You can decide how to proceed, whether it be contacting a friend, organizing a taxi, or even calling the police. We as a company would like to support the campaign and train our staff accordingly.

THE FAQs

You can register online for your run based on your age group, regardless of whether you want to run at a walking pace or set a new course record.

Bambini Run

  • 250 m run
  • Age groups 2017 and younger

Youth Run

  • 2,2 km run
  • Age groups 2011 to 2016

Move and Groove RUN

  • 5 km run
  • Age groups 2012 and older

As a parent, you can cheer on your child at the roadside. It is not possible to actively run along the route.

You can get a discount on your running ticket for the Move and Groove Run and the Youth Run with the family card of Mönchengladbach or as a starpac member of Stadtsparkasse Mönchengladbach. Participation in the Bambini Run is generally free of charge.

The campaign ‚Luisa is here!‘ offers help and support to women and men who feel harassed or threatened and want to get out of an unpleasant situation. You can find more information here.

If you are travelling by car, the following car parks are available in the immediate vicinity: Parkplatz an der Gracht and Parkhaus Rheydter Marktplatz. You can also use the web app parken-in-mg.de to view all car parks in Mönchengladbach with the current number of free parking spaces, information on tariffs and services.

If you would like to travel by public transport, you have the following options:

Rathaus Rheydt bus stop (50 m)
Bus routes 004, 006, 016, 019, 008, 097, NE3, NE4, NE5, SB4, SB81
Timetable information MöBus

Marienplatz bus stop (400 m)
Bus routes 001, 002, 004, 006, 014, 016, 019, 020, 022, 024, 008, 097, SB81, SB1, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6
Timetable information MöBus

Rheydt central station (600 m)
Trains RE4, RB33
Timetable information of the VRR

Would you prefer to come by bike? Then use the Blue Route as a fast and low-traffic cycle route that connects the city centres of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt.

Your sports club can participate in the ‚Move and Groove‘ international sports festival. To register, please complete the registration form and send it by email to the Stadtsportbund Mönchengladbach.

For other exhibitor inquiries, please contact Lena Paschmanns at lena.paschmanns@mgmg.de.

We would like to inform you that the consumption of cannabis during the event is strictly prohibited on the whole event site. Persons who violate this rule must expect appropriate consequences, including exclusion from the event.

Please be aware that audio, image, and video recordings may be taken during the event. By participating, you agree that Marketing Gesellschaft Mönchengladbach may analyze these recordings free of charge and without restriction in terms of time, content, and location, and use them to promote the event in print and on our online and social media channels. These usage rights may also be transferred to third parties after our individual review. The photographers we hire will be publicly identified.

THE SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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ORGANISER

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Mönchengladbach mbH
Steinmetzstraße 57 – 61
41061 Mönchengladbach

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COOPERATION PARTNERS

Stadtsportbund Mönchengladbach
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Fachbereich Schule und Sport Mönchengladbach

CONTACT

EVENT MANAGEMENT
Lena Paschmanns
 02161 9854 304
 lena.paschmanns@mgmg.de

EVENT TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
Dirk Hanovsek
 02161 9854 301
 dirk.hanovsek@mgmg.de

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Stadtsommer 2024 Mönchengladbach