German Forrest Gump: Meet & Greet with Robby Clemens
An exclusive Meet and Greet with the first man in history to run across the American continent from the North to the South Pole.
Robby Clemens, a 55-year-old extreme runner from Leipzig, Germany, is often referred to as the German Forrest Gump. He was born and raised in the former German Democratic Republic, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Clemens turned a small workshop into a small business with over 100 employees. The business shared the destiny of many in former East Germany, and went bankrupt in the mid-1990s, ruining the entire family. Clemens began to drink and to smoke.
In 1998, when his life was completely out of balance, he discovered that running could save him. And he has been running ever since. Clemens has participated in numerous marathons and charity runs, as well as a world run across 27 countries in 2007.
Meet Robby Clemens on his way to the South Pole while he stops in Texas, and get inspired by this successful motivational speaker and his story! Participants will get the chance to win a copy of his book “Ich lauf dann mal los – zu Fuß um die Welt.”
Please note that this event will be partially in German, but translation will be provided.
University of Dallas
Gorman Faculty Lounge, building 14
1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
Event Fee: Free for GACC South and Dallas Goethe Center Members; $15 for non-members