Another fundraising record at the Charity Challenge 2023
25 Salzburg companies – including Salzburg Research – took part in this year’s Salzburg Business Run Charity Challenge. On 5 October, the donation cheque amounting to 34,350 euros was handed over to Alfred Pozetti, chairman of the association Kinder haben Zukunft.
More than 121,000 kilometres have been collected by the 600 participants in the 25 company teams since mid-June while walking, running, hiking or trail running. Every kilometre collected was converted into a donation – 23 cents in 2023, as always adjusted to the respective year. The results were generously rounded up by the companies. The main sponsors of the Salzburg Business Run also added a hefty victory bonus for the children.
More than just a sporting competition
The Charity Challenge was never intended to be a purely sporting competition – at most a battle to overcome convenience for the double victory of health and helpfulness. The participants take on this ‘challenge’ in teams, as an additional incentive also in friendly and direct mutual challenge – according to the motto “Against each other for togetherness”. The winner at the end is the team with the highest per capita distance.
The individual discipline scores were amazing:
- With almost 48,800 km covered, the walkers had by far the most enduring leg muscles.
- Even the runners were clearly beaten with their 45,000 km.
- Trail runners, by far the most strenuous discipline, also showed exemplary leg stability.
Results of the Charity Challenge 2023
The overall team victory and the challenge cup designed by Salzburg artist Michael Ferner went to the strong Charity Challengers of the Federation of Austrian Industry Salzburg (Industriellenvereinigung Salzburg) with an average per capita distance of 657.58 km. STEPA followed in second place with 408.56 km/participant and nic.at in third place with 386.57 km/participant.
Salzburg Research was also able to score in one classification: Our colleague Stefan Kranzinger came third in the best individual performances with 1,185.45 km. In the overall ranking, the “Forschen(den) Wadeln” of Salzburg Research came in 9th with 259.72 km/participant and a total donation of 955.78 euros.
Participating companies 2023
- Charity Challenge: https://charity-challenge.at
- Charity Challenge 2023 results: https://app.do-more-sport.eu/events/gfem-2023