Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Run with your heart! Wavin is gearing up for the Zwolse Half Marathon Festival in June

A big congratulations to all the Wavin runners who are training, in anticipation of the 17th annual Zwolse Half Marathon which will take place on June 10th in the historic city centre of Zwolle – home of Wavin’s Head Office. An international running festival with over 8500 participants, including some of the world’s top runners, the Zwolse Half Marathon is a unique and festive event-filled with music and fun activities for adults and children alike. Whether you’re a participating runner or cheering from the sidelines – we promise you’ll have a great time!

For the 13th year in a row, Wavin will be the proud sponsor of the Wavin 4 English Miles (6.4 km) which is already completely sold out. The 4 English Miles Run is part of the Zwolse Half Marathon (21 km) for which Scania is the main sponsor. The event draws a crowd of a whopping 8500 runners; 4500 runners will take part in the Wavin-hosted 4 English Miles Run and 4000 runners will tackle the half marathon. 100 Wavin employees will be participating. And this year we will not just run, we will run with our heart!

For Wavin, running with our hearts means that we are running wholeheartedly for a wonderful cause. Wavin supports UNICEF, with the mutual goal of bringing safe drinking water, hygiene education and sanitation to children in communities that are experiencing vulnerable conditions. UNICEF and Wavin share the same highly relevant values – all of which are linked to our mission to improve quality of life through access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation.

For every participating runner, Fluent Europe will donate 500 euro towards UNICEF's drinking water projects (adding up to 50,000 euro). With each 500 euro, UNICEF can give 68 children access to clean drinking water for one year! That's what running with our heart is all about.

If running is not your thing, then come over to Zwolle on June 10th to experience the festive atmosphere, listen to live music and enjoy many other side activities. But first and foremost, come cheer the runners on!

For more information on the Zwolle Half Marathon Festival, visit the event’s website here. Follow us on Facebook to get the latest and greatest news on our Wavin runners, the upcoming event, and to check out the 4 EM photo album of last year's run.

Let us know if we'll see you there >> Facebook Event Page