Running for a cause // Running for a purpose

Running for a cause // Running for a purpose

“I reached 21km and was about to stop, then Max came running past and told me: There is only one type of GASS and that is VOLLGASS! – So I kept on running and ended up doing 25km!” – Thomas

On the 24th April and 8th of May, 25 of our eGymees made their mark by running a combined total of 289.36km – all for a good cause.

In Berlin, the team battled the elements at the Charity Run & Walk to raise money for Kinderhospiz Berliner Herz and Humanity First Deutschland e.V. The event took place in 15 other cities across the state who all were raising money for children in need. Despite the hail and rain, eGymees kept their spirits high while chasing the odd sunshine at the Tempelhofer Feld. After the run, all participants enjoyed refreshments and watched brief interviews of different participants while waiting for the award ceremony for each discipline (5km walk, 5km run, 10km run). At the end, the team celebrated with Simon receiving the award for being the fastest walker!

In Munich it was smiles and excitement all around when the team took to the starters block with over 5,000 others for the Wings for Life World Run. Runners of all fitness levels from over 34 countries across the world, simultaneously took part to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. Runners were chased by the “Catcher Car”, until the last male and female runner were caught, which meant that the race did not define distance but sheer dedication and endurance. This meant that every runner could make the race their own. Spirits were high and faces were red, as the atmosphere was so encouraging with everyone was cheering each other on. Pushed by the thrill of the chase, our top runners reached 27km, 25km and 21km before they were caught. Everyone who took part was a winner, being able to be a part of such a moving and inspirational run that was a global spectacular.

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