Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cheers you did it! 2016

Congratulations to all 8.000+ runners who participated in the Scania Half Marathon or the Wavin 4 English Miles on June 11th in Zwolle. An achievement to be proud of!

Rewarding the winners in the Wavin 4 English Miles 2016 at the Wavin Q-Bic Plus podium

Get an impression of the event via our Facebook photo collection.

Zwolle, local and international

For Wavin, it’s special to be a sponsor and participant of this huge running event in Zwolle again this year. The ideas for the Wavin products were founded in Zwolle and taken into production in Hardenberg, 61 years ago. Nowadays, Wavin is an international company in 25 countries and part of Mexichem in a group of other international companies, that collaborate internationally. We are happy to see that so many people are participating in this run from all countries, like Kenia, that was present with a lot of top runners.  From Wavin, we even had colleagues from Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey and last year, even Mexico, participating!

This year we make a special congratulations to Wavin France. Team Wavin France won this year's Rabobank business run. Guillame Lorton reached the finish line of the half marathon in 1:15:58 and finished 33rd of all thousands of runners!

Guillame Lorton (on the right), from Wavin France, the winners of the Rabobank Business run half marathon

The importance of clean drinking water

To congratulate the runners and be present as a sponsor of the Wavin 4 English Miles, all runners received a water bottle from Wavin, to refresh immediately after the finish. Worldwide, there is still a big need for clean drinking water. The runners who participate in this run help to amplify the message that we need clean drinking water for all.

Cheers you did!

Wavin’s objective is to be a 'frontrunner' in the challenge to provide clean drinking water all over the world. With that mission in mind, we are doing this in Zwolle as well – by being the ‘water supplier’ during this big running event. Wavin also takes part in this worldwide water challenge by taking care of the highest quality of water transport and water management systems, produced from durable plastics.

One of our products (the Q-Bic Plus infiltration crates) were actually used as a podium for the award ceremony of the winners. Q-Bic Plus has just won the award in the category "The best product and technology" - International Conference of Science and Technology INFRAEKO 2016 Modern Cities.

Keep running!

So this event brings multiple nationalities together, to set a performance we all can be proud of, show the importance of drinking water and enjoy a great festival together. On the website of this event http://halvemarathonzwolle.nl/ you can find a list of additional related running events that you can participate in.

We hope you keep running and see you next year again!  We keep the water running!