ZwickRoell Employees and Customers Run for €40,000 in Donations

Under the slogan “ZwickRoell Runs the World”, over 600 employees and customers of the testing machine manufacturer ZwickRoell ran 83,000 km in 60 days. In return, the company is donating €40,000 to a total of 11 charitable organizations and initiatives around the world.
Charity run 2019

60 days of running for a good cause–that was the goal for ZwickRoell employees and customers from over 25 countries. No matter whether it was jogging, Nordic walking, or hiking, every kilometer counted toward the charity run. The top performers ran well over 800 km during this time frame, helping contribute to the grand total of 83,220 km.

Within the scope of the International Forum for Materials Testing held at ZwickRoell in mid October, the donations were presented to the various organizations. Included were two local projects, with €5,000 going to the “Engineers Without Limits Ulm” initiative, and €3600 to survivors of the fire catastrophe in Blaubeuren-Gerhausen. The employees and customers were able to make suggestions for the donations to go to charitable projects in which they are actively involved. From the suggestions that were submitted, 11 projects were selected by the managing directors.

The running challenge is planned to take place again next year. Over the last three years, a total of approximately €75,000 has been donated.