Sinalco staff in Duisburg have founded their own running team. The mixed squad has taken part in several charity runs in the region to support good causes.
The entry fee for the Duisburg Zoo Run went straight into the upkeep of the city zoo. This relay took runners on a very different sort of course, and with very different spectators including dolphins, koalas and zebras. The Sinalco team was easy to recognise in their bright yellow shirts, and also entered into the spirit of the event by sponsoring the drinks.
The animals seemed to enjoy the day as well. Sea-lion Sunny was even on hand to award the winners their prizes.
The Targobank Run is the region’s largest business fun-run. 5000 entrants including Team Sinalco ran through Duisburg’s city centre. Thousands of spectators came to cheer the runners on. There was also live music on a big outdoor stage, and the finale was a spectacular firework display.
The proceeds of the event went to a variety of projects including the German Alliance for the Protection of Children, a hospice, a charity for families in need and Duisburg Zoo. This gave all runners a great incentive to give their best for a good cause.
The Duisburg Harbour Run took place on the hottest weekend of the year. Temperatures were only just below 40 degrees celcius, but all our Sinalco runners managed to complete their 5km or 10km courses. And they were certainly glad to reach the finish line.
A further special event was the 10th Duisburg Run for Light. The motto of the event is “runners running for runners”, and its aim is to raise money for lighting for public running tracks in winter. The entry fee goes towards the electricity costs so that runners do not have to go out in the dark on winter evenings.
The team spirit was relaxed and friendly throughout this year’s running season, and the events helped to bring staff from different departments together. Team Sinalco will certainly be off running again next year, too!