Scientologists Add A Touch Of Happiness To Hamburg Marathon

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Hamburg distributed thousands of copies of The Way to Happiness at the 2013 Hamburg Marathon.

Volunteer from the Church of Scientology Hamburg hands a copy of The Way to Happiness to ambulance workers on duty at the Hamburg Marathon April 21.

More than 10,000 finished the Hamburg Marathon April 21. Following a minute of silence in honor of the Boston Marathon, which took place exactly one week earlier, runners exploded past the starting line and kept up the pace for the 42.2 km (26.2 mile) route, bringing home a course record of 2:05:30 hours by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Hamburg marked the occasion by creating a customized edition of The Way to Happiness bearing the coat of arms of the City of Hamburg. On race day, they distributed more that 3,000 copies of the booklet to runners and the spectators lining the route that wound through the city passing through the port of Hamburg, along Lake Alster, and through upscale residential areas and the bustling business district.

The Way to Happiness: A Common Sense Guide to Better Living was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It is a nonreligious moral code that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. It provides a path that can be followed by any person of any background, culture or creed to attain a happier, more prosperous and more fulfilling life.

Immensely popular since its first publication in 1981, more than 100 million copies have since been distributed in 205 countries and territories, providing a moral compass for all to live by.

The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who work to build a better world. For more information, visit

Volunteers gathered in front of the Church of Scientology of Hamburg April 21, 2013, before the Hamburg Marathon. During the race, they distributed more than 3,000 copies of a custom edition of The Way to Happiness bearing the coat of arms of the City of Hamburg.

About The Way To Happiness

Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect is one of a series of brochures presented by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs.

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