Charity relay race, Postbank Business Run 2015, brings together over 900 participants

150 teams ran 2,400 kilometers at the third edition of the biggest teambuilding event in the country

Last Sunday, the business ran 2,400 kilometers in the third edition of the biggest inter-company competition Postbank Business Run 2015 (www.businessrun.begach.com), organized by “Begach” club and Postbank. On June 7, at 10 am the start was occupied by the employees of 150 companies from different business sectors. This is the first year when the runners were accompanied by children aged from 4 to 16 years, who competed in Kids Run.

For a third year in a row, the winner is SAP Top Team from SAP Labs. The team ran sixteen kilometers route for the impressive 59:05 minutes and improved their own performance from the last year’s marathon when they were again on the first place, but with 1:03:14 time achieved. After SAP Top Team was the team of Actavis. Only with 2 minutes difference on third place was ranked the AMBELINO team. The best team of Postbank’s 7 teams won the eighth place with 1:07:28 time achieved.

“The team spirit ensures success in each race. Congratulations to every one of you for the enthusiasm and teamwork. For us, at Postbank, every investment in society is valuable and I am happy that today we have your support in aiding a noble cause in the name of a better future for our children”, said Doncho Donev, Head of Capital Markets Division in Postbank who awarded the winners in Postbank Business Run 2015.
The winners in this year’s marathon edition received a special gold-plated relay stick and the teams on second and third place – silver-plated and bronze-plated relay stick. The special Postbank award was for “The fastest ladies team” and was given to HP’s team who ran the sixteen kilometers route competing with male and mixed teams.

Thanks to the initiative more than BGN 8,040 were collected for the charity cause in support of “For Our Children” foundation. The funds will be given for therapeutic activities which Support Center “St. Sofia” provides to children with specific necessities or growth problems.

This year, Postbank Business Run gathered 600 participants, divided into teams of 4 people who had to test their endurance and team spirit by running 16 kilometers. The race involved different companies from Business Park Sofia and according to the rules each one of the participants had to run 4 km. This is the third corporate relay race organized by “Begach” club and Postbank. So far it provoked the most serious interest in participating as well as among the audience of the competition, which was more than 300.