Allianz invites running and walking enthusiasts in Africa to join the World Run for health and for good

Posted by News Express | 28 July 2018 | 996 times

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•Thusang Mahlangu, Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) Africa CEO

Allianz has called on running and walking enthusiasts from all sectors of society in Africa to join the third Allianz World Run, the biggest global running event, which commenced on July 26 and ends on October 24, 2018. The initiative promotes health, well-being and an unbeatable team-spirit and raises funds for SOS Children‘s Villages.

Runtastic, a global fitness platform, is providing technical infrastructure for the competition through their in-depth running knowledge and a huge community of 240 million app downloads and 130 million registered users.

The Allianz World Run comprises five global teams, namely Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. These teams represent one dedicated SOS Children‘s Village and one specific project related to the overall social responsibility framework of “Improving Future Generations”.

Thusang Mahlangu, Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) Africa CEO, said in a statement issued on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa: “By utilising the global power of running while tracking and sharing progress for 90 days in a creative and engaging way, the Allianz World Run has become one of the most powerful engagement activities ever. More than 20,000 Allianz employees across all functions and management levels participated and provided some really impressive milestones during 180 days of running in the last two years. This year we are calling on all walking and running enthusiasts across the continent to join us in running the Allianz World running for health, fitness and for good.”

“We have been delighted in previous years to see so many runners, ranging from novices to veteran marathoners, joining the Allianz World Run,” said Norbert Meder, CEO at SOS Children’s Villages International. “We provide 87,000 children and young people in 135 countries with a safe place to call home and strengthen the families of half a million more. Having a global partner like Allianz helps to make our work possible.”



Source: News Express

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