This year, the maximum number of registered competitors was reached at record speed in the traditional running race of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, which the car manufacturer has organized for the ninth time in order to build community and promote healthy lifestyle.
For the first time in the history of the race, all distances were organized within the factory fence. Both children's competition and adult distances, including the start-goal area, took the participants across the territory of the car factory. Participants were able to run through the body shop and also touched one of the logistics halls of the assembly shop.
The sports event is becoming more and more popular among adults and children, numerous families participated in the collective amusement. This year, a total of 2000 runners completed the race distances. In 2019, nearly 400 children ran for 1.3 km, and 88 teams tested their strength in the 5x5 km relay. Over 1,000 runners ran the 10 km race; the longest distance, 25 km was taken by 202 people.
Christian Wolff, Managing Director of the Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, congratulated and handed over the prizes to the best-ranked competitors. He believed that it gives reason to be joyful and pride about that, that while the participants through doing sports gave their vote to the healthy lifestyle, the event is also an important community event. He said that the competition had become a true tradition, which not only attracts runners and their attendants from the factory's catchment area, but also from other parts of Hungary.