We completed ZwickRoell Runs the World 2022, which marks the 6th consecutive year of our running challenge, with record numbers in kilometers run, participants registered, and monetary donation committed. Thanks to a total of 191,623 kilometers covered over 60 days by hiking, jogging and Nordic walking, ZwickRoell will now donate 90,000 euros to charitable organizations and initiatives around the world.
“This year again, we were impressed by the active participation and interest of our employees, their families, and several hundred customers and partners. Everyone contributed with enthusiasm, effort and plenty of sore muscles. We are excited to donate 90,000 euros to a wide range of charities and social initiatives around the world”, said Klaus Cierocki, CEO ZwickRoell AG, who as an avid runner contributed approximately 430 kilometers to our grand total.
Best runner completes almost 2,000 kilometers
A total of 191,623 kilometers were completed since the beginning of our running challenge on July 28th, which after 60 days, ended with the Einstein Marathon in Ulm on September 25th. With 1049 participants (previous year: 800) from 39 countries, we also set a new participation record. Our most diligent runner—a participant from China—contributed approximately 1,990 kilometers. Especially exciting for us: a total of 203 customers and partners registered, entered their completed number of kilometers in our app and made up a significant part of the result and success of this running challenge.
More than a quarter million euros donated since 2017
This year, donations will go to initiatives and institutions that support the areas of inclusion, senior citizen and neighborhood assistance, children and families, as well as the environment and animal protection. Since the beginning of our ZwickRoell Runs the World running challenge in 2017, the company has donated a total of 280,000 euros to charitable causes. The number of kilometers to be completed next year, as well as the amount of the donation, will be announced internally at ZwickRoell in July 2023, shortly before our 7th annual ZwickRoell Runs the World event.