ZwickRoell Runs the World 2020

This year once again, we want to run together for a good cause—the fourth annual ZwickRoell Runs the World challenge starts on July 30th. Something special to note this year is that in addition to employees and friends, we would like all of our customers to run with us. No matter what country they are in or whether they are a machine operator or a laboratory manager, everyone is welcome to participate. The challenge begins on July 30th and will last 60 days. Our goal is to collectively run, walk, and hike 100,000 km. This year, participating is easier than ever—all kilometers can be recorded via a web app from ZwickRoell. All relevant information for employees and how to invite customers/partners will follow shortly. Finally, and most importantly: If we reach our goal, ZwickRoell will donate €50,000 to a good cause. Employees and customers can make suggestions for activities/organizations. There is just one condition: the employee or customer must be actively involved in the activity/organization. You can also support initiatives/organizations that provide aid to people experiencing hardships due to coronavirus, or even organizations that find themselves in hardship situations due to the pandemic. We hope to have many participants so that we reach 100,000 km.


What is the ZwickRoell Runs the World project about?

  • ZwickRoell employees from all around the world run 60 days for a good cause.
  • The total distance to be covered in the 60 days is 100,000 km.
  • If we succeed in running 100,000 km in 60 days, ZwickRoell donates €50,000 to charitable organizations.

How much money will ZwickRoell donate?

If the 100,000 km are achieved, ZwickRoell will donate €50,000 to various charitable organizations. Should our employees not be able to complete the full distance, no money will be donated.

To which charitable organizations will ZwickRoell donate money?

This year the full amount will be donated to organizations around the world, which are selected and personally supported by our employees and customers. The charities will be chosen once the project has been completed.

When does the run take place?

  • Start: Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Finish: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Who can participate in the ZwickRoell Runs the World charity run?

Participation is open to customers and all ZwickRoell employees from our ZwickRoell headquarters in Germany, as well as from our worldwide subsidiaries and sales and service partners.

FAQs App

How can I register?

1. On your smartphone* go to
2. Save this page on you home screen (see manual page 3)
3. Open the app on your home screen and click on the registration button
4. Enter your email address (a confirmation link will be sent to this address) and set a password.
5. Confirm the link you received via email (maybe also check you spam folder), log in and complete your profile.
6. Open the app on your home screen.
7. In the “Challenges” menu item, join ZwickRoell Runs the World 2020.
8. Starting on July 30th, you can then enter your kilometers in the “Progress” menu item.

*The app is optimized for smartphones, which is also where it should be used. It is possible to run it on PCs, however only with current browser versions for: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. (not on Internet Explorer)

How can I save the app to my home screen?

Android: Open the website in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome) and in the browser settings (see the three dots above in the menu bar at the right), click on “Add to Home Screen”.

IOS: Open the website in Safari, click on the share icon in the center of the bottom menu bar and select “Add to Home Screen”.

See instructions on page 3

How can I change the language?

Under “Profile”, you can switch the language between German and English.

Can I participate in the challenge without registering or using the app?

Due to organizational reasons, kilometers run can only be recorded via the app.

Can I participate in the challenge anonymously?

Under “Profile”, go to “Who can see my activity” and there you can select “Only me".

Are the kilometers recorded automatically via GPS?

No, you have to enter the distance manually.