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The RFFR – Rotary Fellowship for Runners

is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting any distance running and endurance sports as an opportunity to experience fellowship.
The objectives of our Fellowship are:

  • to develop and promote world-wide friendship through running events and engaging in touristic activities
  • to serve the community locally, nationally and internationally through running activities
  • to promote international understanding and peace through running activities.

The idea of founding this organization originated at Paris Marathon in 2005. The charter initiation party of our fellowship was celebrated in 2006 during the marathon in Berlin. The main intention of the RFFR is to organize one Rotarian event a year during an international marathon, where you can meet Rotarian friends and run for a beneficial purpose. Members have come together once a year since 2005 to run in a nominated marathon. We have previously participated in the Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Medoc, Vienna, Townsville / Great Barrier Reef, Graz, London, Rome, Budapest, Ljubljana, Queenstown Marathon New Zealand, Reykjavik and Capetown Marathon South Africa steadily raising funds for Polio Plus. The true international spirit of Rotary and the fellowship is always manifested at such gatherings and long lasting friendships have been developed over the years. is the passionate Rotarian runners fan’s first port of call next to Facebook. Here, all the news about our events is posted and people can share ideas and experiences.
The RFFR is open to all Rotarians, Rotaracts and their families and friends. All you need is enthusiasm for the challenge of running; amateur runners any distance are more than welcome.

The 2023/24 Board


Dirk Theisges

Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole
Past President


Carsten Weilnau

Jo Bekedorf

Joachim Bekedorf