MCC runs and runs and runs

Ten MCC staff members participated at Germany’s largest team relay. "The Common Grounders" und „The Common Runners“ have boosted the institute’s common spirit.

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At the wounderful sunny eve of June 6th Mia Burger, Claudine Chen, Felix Creutzig, Sabine Fuss, Agnieszka Kedzierska, Steffen Lohrey, Linus Mattauch, Thang Dao Nguyen, Susann Reinsch, Johanna Wehkamp teamed up in two groups of each five persons to cover a distance of five kilometers through the Berlin Tiergarten each. The MCC team „The Common Grounders“ finished after 2 hours 25 minutes, „The Common Runner“ after 2 hours 27 minutes. Both groups thereby achieved good mid-level results. Altogether, more than 26.000 runners in 5312 relays participated over the duration of three days.

„It was great to experience the amazing atmosphere of the run in the middle of Berlin and to achieve the distance of 25 km together with my colleagues. We all had lots of fun and laughter and experienced a big sense of common spirit”, said Steffen Lohrey who had registered the two MCC teams. “The team name ‘The Common Grounders’ is a wordplay mentioning the topics that we deal with at MCC. Additionally, the runners have voted for the T-Shirt print ‘Move – Change – Contribute.”

The “TEAM-Staffel”’s route, organized by the Berliner Wasserbetriebe took the participants from the chancellery to the Straße des 17. Juni to the Victory Column, alongside the Schloss Bellevue and back to the chancellery. Accompanying competitors included staff members of other Berlin companies, institutions and running clubs.