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3… 2… 1… – (VIRTUAL) GO!

The delegate run… The big question at the beginning of this year was, How and if it should take place under the COVID-19 circumstances? After all events had to be cancelled in order to comply with social distancing rules, there were two possibilities:

1) The run will not take place in 2020!
2) another solution has to be found.

The solution

It was agreed that the first point was out of question, so we started looking for possibilities. Thanks to technology, we quickly found what we were looking for and we had a solution! A virtual run! With the help of the “Racemap”-App, a run was organized, which would take place all over the world.

The result

The motivation that not only our superheroes, but also their family and friends showed towards to the event was remarkable. We are so proud of the 400km distance, covered by 74 participants. Within a time span of 24 hours, the runners started in 6 different countries: Australia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Thailand and USA. We are already looking forward to the next running event!

Participants provided us insight into their personal competitions – thanks to photos, videos and messages. A small selection of the pictures can be found in this article.


Many more pictures from all over the world can be found in the following video:

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Conclusion

The circumstances this year, have proven: you don’t necessarily have to see each other to reach a goal together. The quintessence of success, can be found in knowing the goal.

Many thanks to our superheroes, who took part in the Virtual Run and helped us to share their personal running experience through photos etc. Although the competition atmosphere might have suffered a little due to the individual work, the results are still amazing!

We are already looking forward to next year. Even though this event was special, we still hope that then we will run together again in 2021 over the same start and finish line.