NYK runners in Hamburg charity event

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On June 14th, the HSH Nordbank invited entrants to a 4 km run across the new Harbour City in Hamburg. 964 teams with 28,816 runners signed up to support the charity organization "Kinder helfen Kindern" (Children Helping Children).

Hamburg, 3rd July 2008

On June 14th, the HSH Nordbank invited entrants to a 4 km run across the new Harbour City in Hamburg. 964 teams with 28,816 runners signed up to support the charity organization "Kinder helfen Kindern" (Children Helping Children).

NYK Line Hamburg supplied 23 runners, which team guide Michael Jek organized perfectly , keeping the runners as one team. Managing Director Klaus-Peter Barth was dedicated press photographer.

After a group picture was taken by the local newspaper "Hamburger Abendblatt", and by Klaus-Peter Barth, the run started at the Hamburg Cruise Terminal. The route ran through some streets within the Harbour City and went past the brand new NYK office location on the street "Am Kaiserkai". It went past the breathtaking view of the river Elbe which finally led the runner alongside the impressive Marco- Polo terraces and through to the finish line.
Michael Jek and his Japanease colleagues - Bittner san, and Minami san - were the Speedy Gonzalez' in the NYK team and passed the finish line under 15 minutes! Although, every runner completed the run in under 25 minutes. The run was rewarded by donations made by Erdinger Brauerei who offered alcohol free beer and bananas at the end. In addition, every runner could exchange their start number for one HSH Nordbank- Run- t-shirt.

Considering the masses of people who joined this charity event, it was well organized and enjoyed by all with lots of laughs throughout the day.
The overall donation to "Kinder helfen Kindern" (Children Helping Children) resulting from the run was an amazing amount of EUR 150.000,00 !

For the NYK Hamburg staff, who are moving to the Harbour City of Hamburg on July 14th, it was a first impression of their new location, which should not be a difficult one to adapt to!

 

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