EAE students take part in the Company Race
20 de December de 2018
20 de December de 2018
Once again this year, the corporate red of the EAE students' t-shirts added a distinctive touch of colour among the 17,000 runners in this popular race in which 5,930 teams from 1,149 companies have participated.
With two distances of 6 km and 10 km, this running race is highly original as the participating teams are made up of 2, 2, 3 and 4 members belonging to the same company. In addition, the runners take part on an equal footing regardless of the position they hold at the organization. The race fosters team spirit and all the members make an equal contribution to the team's final classification.
At EAE's Madrid Company, a total of 162 participants took part with the t-shirt and bib, out of 200 people who originally registered. In Barcelona, the final figure was 102 runners, making a total of 264 participants from the two campuses, sharing the motto "We make it happen". Students like Carlos Torres and Mehdi el Idrissi, from the Master in Supply Chain Management, ran along the Paseo de la Castellana on a cold rainy morning. They both agree on the importance of teamwork and the benefit of enjoying some free time with their classmates on the Master.
Companies such as KPMG, Correos, Deloitte, Saint Gobain, Mediapro, Mutua Madrileña, QUAD, NH, Elecnor, Havas, PWC and Amazon were among the teams participating in the Company Race 2018, organized by Banco Santander and sponsored by Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Fira Barcelona, Sanitas and Kaspersky Lab, among others. The runners are identified by a bib showing their name, number and team. Before being accredited, runners have to verify that they work at the company in question.
In the Barcelona Race, a collection point was set up in collaboration with the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital for people to donate gifts to help people at risk from social exclusions. In return, the hospital gave out corporate scarves, caps, earphones and wallets.
Katherine Villegas, a student on the Master in HR, formed part of the team Not Fast Just Furious. From Colombia, Ukraine and Austria, Tatiana Prysiazhniuk and Mara Morgenth, students on the Master in Corporate Communication Management, also took part in the 6 km Company Race. Pere, Argentina and Spain were represented in the team made up of Ricardo, Carlos, Jorge and Carla, who also ran in the same category with other EAE students from the Master in Marketing, including Andrés Arquera and Paul Escobedo (from Colombia and Peru).
The month of December is full of events related to running throughout Spain. The Company Race has once again brought together enthusiasts of the sport in a fun and festive event. In the Spanish capital, teams such as Guayaba Team, in both versions 1 and 2, enhanced the visibility of EAE's corporate red. The students in the team study together in the Master in Supply Chain Management and the primary reason for donning their trainers was to have a good time.
The highly publicized Company Race 2018 included the participation of ambassadors such as the famous runner from Sória, Abel Antón, who ran in the 10 km race, and the former footballer Raúl González Blanco, who took part in the 6 km race.