Running for the good cause

humedica at the Kaufbeuren City Run

by Heike Knauff-Oliver,  2019/09/16

At 6:30 pm on Saturday, the 21st of September, the “go ahead” will be given for the VWEW City Run Kaufbeuren. Then it is time again to run for the good cause. The special feature of this run: it takes place in the evening and offers many supporting attractions. Family minister Dr. Franziska Giffey will give the starting shot for the children´s run at 5.30 pm. At 6 pm already the youngest will set off for their Bambini Run.

Final preparations are running at full steam. Organizers and partners already anticipate eagerly the first VWEW City Run. Main sponsor and name giver: the energy supplier from Kaufbeuren. „As regional energy provider we would like to strengthen the social togetherness of the people in this region, among other activities we therefore support mass sports initiatives such as this city run. The VWEW City Run in our beautiful city of Kaufbeuren is a sports initiative with concrete local reference“, explains Stefan Fritz, general manager of VWEW-energie.

„We are glad that another attractive running event will take place in Kaufbeuren“, says Dr. Markus Groß, co-initiator and past president of the local Lions Club. In line with this year´s motto „Water is Life“ the Lions Club Kaufbeuren will use one part of the profit to support a water filtering project of the Munich organization Jambo Bukoba in Tansania. The other part will go to the international humanitarian organization humedica from Kaufbeuren, whose volunteers will actively support the running event on site. General manager Heinke Rauscher is glad about the donation: „This money will allow us to move forward life-saving well projects in Pakistan.“

Water is precious in Pakistan. In the course of its development co-operations humedica supports water supply projects. Photo: Thomas Grabka

The donations generate from the participant fees: the more applicants, the more money comes in for the good cause. The coordinators hope for a few hundred runners. The current attendance figures are already promising: till the 12th of September at approximately 8 am about 232 runners (with rising tendency) have registered for the two main runs covering 5 and 10 kilometers. 16 children have signed in for the 500 m Bambini run and 18 for the 1,000 meters children´s run. In total the current state of donations (12th September, 8 am): 2,536 Euro. 8 Euro of each 20 Euro adult attendance fee will benefit the good cause, the children´s attendance fee will be donated completely.

Get involved as a volunteer!

We are still looking for infield volunteers along the routes.
If you would like to join in, please contact:
Cornelia Reich
Tel: 08341 - 966 148 46
E-Mail: c.reich@humedica.org

„That´s still not all“, knows Katja Mayer, km Sport-Agentur, from experience. She increases the motivation to participate with many nice accessories in the starter packages such as functional shirts and drinking bottles as well as the prospect of a great routing.

You can sign up online till Wednesday, 18th of September, 12 pm. Late registrations, too, will be possible on the day of the event at 4 pm on the premises.

Running, sports, is healthy. All day long, the Kaufbeuren Health Day will therefore provide information and lots of entertainment relating to this topic – always following the motto “It´s taking part that counts”.

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