RACERUNNING-CHALLENGE: RUNNING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Monday 22 March 2021
Keep moving and doing good at the same time is possible with the HypoVereinsbank RaceRunning Challenge.
More than 500 colleagues from the HypoVereinsbank in Germany have decided to participate in a running challenge from March 15 until April 15 2021. The more they move, the higher HVB's donation to the Pfennigparade Foundation. The money raised will be used to buy "RaceRunner" sports equipment for people with physical disabilities.
When we’re working at home we miss daily steps like walking to the office, strolling out at lunchtime or popping into the coffee kitchen so this employee campaign was designed to motivate them to get moving.
The "RaceRunners" programme enables people with physical disabilities to practice RaceRunning - a Paralympic sport of the future. The Pfennigparade foundation supports children like nine-year-old Tim who suffers from cerebral palsy and has difficulty keeping his balance.
Tim's mother says: "Through RaceRunning, Tim can live out his urge to move and get around much faster than usual. The sport allows him to socialize and be with others without being too slow. It enables him to be independent. He can get on the RaceRunner by himself and just start running. - RaceRunning gives Tim freedom and fun."
The bank has set an arbitrary distance of 1,200 km from the northernmost branch in Flensburg to the UniCredit Tower in Milan. The goal is to cover this distance collectively in eleven teams. There are three intermediate destinations along the way, and HVB is donating one "RaceRunner" to the Pfennigparade Foundation for every destination reached.