SEAT, the European Health & Sport Company raced against childhood cancer

An impactful sport event took place at the SEAT factory in Martorell last Sunday, where several thousand SEAT employees, family members and friends enjoyed a day full of recreational sport and solidarity. In total, more than 4,500 adults and 1,500 children took part in the fifth edition of the SEAT Race, establishing a new record of participation with 20% more runners than last year and running for a new cause – research into childhood cancer.

The awarded Health & Sport Company 2019, SEAT successfully raised more than €13,500, which was donated to the Candela Bracelet project to support research into childhood cancer, thanks to the charitable contribution of €3 from each participant.

“We have turned this event into a day of celebration with work colleagues, family and friends who are all committed to collaborating with a social cause. Once again, we have demonstrated that SEAT is a large, supportive family”, said Dr. Rainer Fessel, Director of the Martorell factory.

The competition featured a 5K and a 10K combined departure run through the factory workshops. The children of the SEAT family competed in the Arona Kids Run, a 1,000 metre race in which 1,500 youngsters took part. In addition, there was a day-care service provided as well as a playground.

In the event also participated percussionist groups, zumba dancers, DJs and music. Some of the major activities included the Vintage Market, a jumble sale of second-hand goods sold in more than 25 pop-up stores, giving unwanted clothing and objects a second life. Similarly, there was no shortage of free parking, cloakroom service and catering for everyone present. 200 people cooperated to organise the event, including volunteer SEAT employees and entertainers.

Source: Seat Media Center

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