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June 14, 2017

They ran with their hearts!

Congratulations to all 8,500+ runners who participated in the 17th annual Zwolse Half Marathon or the Wavin 4 English Miles on June 10th in the charming historical city of Zwolle. Everyone ran with their hearts!

For Wavin, this is a proud moment. We just sponsored and hosted the 4 English Miles for the 13th year in a row and 100 of our colleagues ran in this international running event in our hometown of Zwolle, in The Netherlands. The participation of Wavin runners holds special significance for us this year because for each one of our runners, Wavin donated 500 euros, to UNICEF drinkwater projects. So, big congratulations go to our 100 runners! Our donation will have an impact on the lives of many children.

“ We are proud of our runners and even more proud that with each 500 euro, we will be able to provide 68 children with access to clean drinking water for one year. With our donation we improve quality of life and that is the most important result of this day ”

– Maarten Roef
(Wavin is part of Mexichem’s Fluent Business Group. Maarten Roef is President of Fluent Europe)



At the Half Marathon festival, UNICEF was represented by Maurice Dijkshoorn, Project leader Sportsevents Unicef Netherlands. By representing UNICEF at the event, he wanted to advocate the importance of a child’s right to have direct access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

"Fantastic that so many Wavin employees did literally put their best foot forward for UNICEF. Thanks to you we can give more children access to clean drinking water!”

– Maurice Dijkshoorn

This year, Wavin’s theme for the event was “Run with your heart.” And indeed, we did! For Wavin, running with our hearts meant that we ran wholeheartedly for a wonderful cause.

And for the second year on a row, Wavin has won the business run of the half marathon, thanks to our French, Polish and Dutch colleagues!

Wavin runners, as well as their families and friends who cheered with their hearts throughout the evening, all gathered at the Wavin tent at Grote Kerkplein for food, drinks and entertainment. There was live music and fun activities for adults and children alike. Wavin celebrated wholeheartedly at the Run with Your Heart After Party, which took place takes at the Stadskantoor Blij.

Once again, congratulations to all our runners and event attendees – as well as all the volunteers who helped make this festival a wonderful success!

We hope to see you again next year – same time, same place!

You can catch a glimpse of some of the event highlights and fun moments on our Facebook Page.

#RWYH #Wavin4EM


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