run4kids 28 October 2018
Zurich, 28 October 2018 – This morning, 800 runners stood at the starting line in Zürichhorn park, ready to run laps for the 18th run4kids charity event. Employees from 23 companies were joined by their friends and family members, all poised to do their bit towards ensuring the well-being of children in Switzerland. The run was a resounding success yet again, raising a total of CHF 137'846.50 for a great cause. The proceeds from this year’s run will go to fit4future, the biggest health promotion programme for Swiss schools, as well as to the charitable Swiss organisation Spielzeit Psychotherapie and the youth division of the Swiss athletics club TV Unterstrass.
ORGANISATIONS FUNDED IN 2018
Cleven Foundation – fit4future
50 per cent of the proceeds will go to fit4future. The project is organised by the Cleven Foundation, which has been committed to promoting preventative action and healthy living among children since 2004.
10 per cent of the proceeds will go to the youth department of LAC TV Unterstrass. The Zurich-based athletics club has being making sure the run4kids event runs smoothly ever since it first took place in 2001
A total of 40 per cent of the proceeds raised from the run will be donated to the Spielzeit Psychotherapie. The goal of their work is the integration of each young person into society. Apart from systemic psychotherapy for young people with and without physical or mental challenges, we determine our services according to the individual needs of the child’s environment (family, school etc.)
800 runners completed laps of the run4kids course in 2018, following the motto “if you’re taking part, you’ve already won”. Winners were announced in four different categories:
A) Runners’ Category
Highest number of laps – individual runners
|1.||Pascal Uhl (UBS AG)||40 Rounds|
Marc Häfeli (UBS AG)
Biggest private donation - individual runners
|1.||Sajiv D'Cunja (UBS AG)||CHF 2'190.00|
|2.||Christa Trachsler (Zürich Versicherungen)||CHF 1'200.00|
Martin Andreas Angst (UBS AG)
The winners in both of the individual runners’ categories each receive a voucher for CHF 100 from Ochsner Sport.
B) Companies’ Category
Highest number of laps (average per runner)
|1.||AWK Group AG||22.75 Rounds|
|2.||SAP (Schweiz) AG||19.25 Rounds|
|3.||UBS AG||16.7014 Rounds|
|1.||UBS AG||CHF 50'000.-|
|3.||Zürich Versucherungen||CHF 11'180.-|
The winning companies each categorie win a running workshop with TV Unterstrass.