At the 14th corporate challenge run in Chemnitz, numerous runners from companies of the city of Chemnitz and the surrounding area tied their shoes. With more than 1,000 participants more than last year, the organizers set a new record – the magic number of 10,000 participants was cracked.
The first half started exactly at 6:00 pm. It took 15 minutes until all participants had crossed the starting line. Over hundred companies sent runners into the race. In a double loop close to the center and around the beautiful castle pond (“Schlossteich”), a distance of 4.8 km had to be managed. Music bands animated the runners at regular intervals and thousands of people – friends, families, residents and guests of the city cheered the runners on loudly. Chemnitz is neither grey nor brown! The second block of runners started at 6.30 pm. Beside the award for the fastest runner there was also a prize for the most creative company appearance.
Eye-catching mascots, great running shirts, fantastic costumes and wooden buildings have always contributed to the great atmosphere of the run.
This year the firefighters in their complete outfits attracted particular attention. For the evaluation all teams were photographed, rated by a jury and the winners were announced at the party after the run.
Glass people ace the run consistently with inspiring individual results. In the mixed team assessment male / female place 224 of 549 could be achieved. The male team even took place 32nd of 684. Many personal improvements already motivate for the next run in September 2020.
Being there together is what matters!
Arik Polster 05.09.2019