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Poland Business Run 2017 now behind us

13 September 2017

Poland Business Run 2017 now behind us
POLAND A record number of over 20,000 runners lined up at the start line for the Poland Business Run.

The Poland Business Run Foundation raised over PLN 1.6 mln which is to amputees. The charity run was also supported by the real estate industry, members of which sponsored the event and also provided a large number of the entrants. The event was held in eight Polish cities: Kraków, Warsaw, Łódź, Poznań, Katowice, Gdańsk, Wrocław as well as in Lublin, where the event was held for the first time. A total of 1,363 companies from all over the country entered relay teams of five runners and more than 1,100 volunteers helped with the organisation. The funds raised will help to purchase prosthetic limbs for at least 66 people. “I would like to wholeheartedly thank all those who took part in the run, its organisers, sponsors, partners and volunteers. Yesterday we were flooded in each of the cities by an ocean of positive, charitable energy! We managed to raise nearly PLN 0.5 mln more than last year. As a result the foundation will be able to help more people to literally ‘stand on their own two feet’ and perhaps they will run with us when we hold the next relay race,,” says Agnieszka Pleti, the president of the Poland Business Run Foundation. “Empark Mokotów Business Park has a unique infrastructure which makes it perfect for organising events such as Warszawa Business Run. So the decision to allow the complex to be used as the venue for the event for the second year in a row seemed completely natural to us. Furthermore, working with the Poland Business Run Foundation is a great pleasure because of the big-hearted people who are involved in it. We are glad to have raised as much as PLN 346,000 for the beneficiaries of the foundation, especially when we take into account that the we have made our small contribution,” says Przemysław Wardęga, the senior PR and marketing manager for Poland at Immofinanz. The race started simultaneously at 10:30 AM. in all eight cities and covered a distance of 3.8 km per person. Each team ran a total of 19 km and together over all over them ran a total more than 77,000 km! “This year we entered as many as four teams. In Warsaw, where Echo sponsored the event, we had two teams: Echo Investment and Browary Warszawskie. In the Kraków event we were represented by two teams - Echo DNU and the employees of our apartment sales office. Each year we are more and more involved in the Poland Business Run. More and more people run with more new runners at the start every year. They have such an excellent time that they soon catch the bug. We are pleased that the event has become a fixture in our calendar,” says Paweł Słupski, the PR coordinator at Echo Investment.

“The set up of Cresa in Poland is also the beginning of our active participation in charitable campaigns to help others. We formed our team very quickly and we’re eager to work with others, particularly for such a noble cause. We came 270th out of 857 teams, which I consider to be quite good but we’re going to be better next year and there’s going to be more of us. We will help more. In spite of the cold and the rain everyone gave it their best and everything was organised brilliantly. Congratulations!” says Agnieszka Słomka, the captain of the Cresa Poland Run team. Poland Business Run has taken place every year for the last six years. Since it began, it has changed the lives of 139 people who now go on to support others. Even though the charity run is now over, other fundraising activities are still ongoing and the ‘Support after Start’ campaign is still raising money. Some of the proceeds from goods purchased from partners of the campaign are to be donated tothe Foundation. Details are available at: www.wsparciepostarcie.org.

The winning team in Warsaw was Krosno Glass Running with a time of 1:14:11. Teams from the real estate industry included CBRE Dominators (7th with a time of 1:21:25), JLL Awesomeness has arrived (30th 1:29:37), Karmar biega (40th 1:31:17), Hochtief Polska Oddział w Warszawie (54th 1:33:05), CFE (72nd 1:34:04), Myhive Polska (165th 1:39:02), Immofinanz (169th 1:39:09), Gleeds Polska (177th 1:39:29), Neinver (181st 1:39:51), Savills Żółte Petardy (191st 1:40:21), Skyconcept (196th 1:40:30), CBRE Global Investors (210th 1:40:51), Lidl Business Run (243rd 1:42:05), CBRE Avengers (251st 1:42:16), Cresa Poland Run (270th 1:42:44), CBRE Valuation (273rd 1:42:45), CBRE Suicide Squad (278th 1:42:54), Leonardo Royal Hotel Warsaw (303rd 1:43:37).

A total of 805 teams completed the race.

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