As part of our health management, we actively promote the health of our employees. Sport is an important part of this, because those who exercise regularly not only enjoy improved physical heath, but are also more creative and efficient. Joint sporting activities support a sense of togetherness and improve communication skills, as well as team spirit, ambition and self-esteem.
We therefore made it possible for our employees to take part in this year's METRO Marathon Düsseldorf and are delighted with the high number of participants in our company relay team on 28 April 2019. We are very proud of our ambitious runners, who not only prepared themselves together for weeks before the race, but also supported and cheered each other during the run. Thanks to the team spirit and mutual appreciation, all participants successfully completed their section of the course and were duly greeted at the finish by family, friends and colleagues.
A total of around 20,000 participants took part in the 17th edition of the METRO Marathon in Düsseldorf on the four routes Marathon, Half Marathon, Company Relay and Kids Cup. Despite the inclement weather, around 60,000 visitors cheered on the committed runners along the course.