INFORMATIONS IN ENGLISH
15th of August until 3rd of October
Everything is different this year. Take part in the alternative charity run!
The ame this year: 40.075 kilometres all around the world!
Each step counts: if you go for a walk, go running, go hikinig….in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Scotland…
Send your kilometres and a greeting: email@example.com
Each kilometre counts!
What is it all about?
Due to the corona situation the Röderhof charity run cannot take place in its usual way this year.
Therefore we call for a „virtual run“: From 15th August to 3rd October 2020 we would like to achieve 40.075 kilometers together – that is to run once around the world.
Everyone runs by himself/herself or in little groups. On our website we collect your kilometers, greetings, selfies and the screenshots of your running apps. In this way we stay connected. Furthermore we share our stories of 12 years of charity run there.
How can I join in?
Just go running and send us your kilometers via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on our website.
It does not matter when, how much, how often or how fast you run. There are no fixed places, times or distances.
Like the original charity run it is all about runnig and joining us. Therefore just run as you would like to or as you are able to – with or without walking aid, by foot or by wheelchair.
Run with your friends, your family or found a running club.
Add an extra lap before you start training with your team.
Go jogging, running, walking, hiking, go by your wheelchair around your housing block or count your kilometers while you are working or while you are on holiday.
You do not have to register and there is no attendance fee. On our website you have the opportunity to make a donation.
What can I send to you?
Most important are the kilometers you have run of course. Furthermore we would be glad to receive:
… a selfie of yourself or of you together with your running mates or
… a picture of your shoes, your wheelchair or your view while running (in case you do not want to be part of the picture) or
… a short video or screenshot of your running app or your running time or
… little greetings and an information about where you have run and how it was.
F.A.Q.: Frequently Asked Questions
All you have to know.
What is it about?
Due to the present situation with the corona virus the Röderhof charity run cannot take place in its usual way this year.
Therefore we call for a „virtual run“: From 15th August to 3rd October 2020 we would like to achieve 40.075 km – that is once around the world.
Everyone runs by himself/herself or in little groups. On our website we collect the kilometers, your greetings, your selfies and the screenshots of your running apps. In this way we stay connected. Furthermore we share our stories of 12 years of charity run there.
Do I have to register?
No, you do not have to register. You can just run and then send us your amount of kilometers via email to email@example.com or via our contact form. If you would like to you can sign up to our newsletter. Then we would keep you informed about your passed kilometers and cheer you on.
Who is allowed to take part?
Absolutely everyone. Like the original charity run it is first and formost all about running and the pleasure in doing sports together, with the exception that we do not have fixed places, times and distances. You can run as long and as often as you would like or be able to – with or without support or help, by foot or by wheelchair. In the end the distance that we made together matters!
May I run several times?
For sure! Run as often as you would like to and send us your kilometers! The more the better! Each kilometer counts!
How do I send my results to you?
Preferably via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you enter your amount of kilometers into the contact form. By receiving your email we assume that you agree to the publishing of your name plus your greetings or selfies. In this case please give us your written permission. See as well our data privacy statement. In case you do not want this please tell us as well – for instance with the hint „anonymous“. Then we just count your kilometers.
What can I send to you?
Most important are certainly the kilometers you have run. If you want to you can send them to us only.
In addition you can send us
- A selfie of yourself or of you together with you running mates
- (If you do not want to be part of the picture you can send us a picture of your shoes, your wheelchair or your view while running.)
- You can send us a video.
- You can send us a screenshot of your running app.
- You can send us little greetings or tell us where you have run along.
If you do not want to be mentioned by name please let us know. If you send us a picture, short greetings or a screenshot we understand that you agree to publication.
Are there determined distances?
No there are not. Just run as much and as often as you would like to. Even if you just run around the garden pond. Most important is that you are going to be a part of it and that we do it all together. Each kilometer counts!
Where can I run?
Wherever you want to. You can run your usual distance. You can run when you are on holiday, you can run on the treadmill, you can run to the ice cream parlor. Remember to comply with the regulations concerning the coronavirus.
Is there a time scale?
Our aim is to achieve 40.075 kilometers in 7 weeks. Starting point is 15th August 2020. The challenge ends on 3rd October. Until then we would like to have run once around the world.
Is there any instagram or facebook account?
No, there is not any. But you can post your run with the hashtag #gemeinsamumdiewelt and #röderhof on your social media and stay in contact with other runners in this way. In the download area of our press release you will also find our challenge globe which you can use for promotion.
May I tell my running mates about it?
For sure! We are glad about as many people as possible joining us – even those who have never joined a real charity run and would like to be a part of it. Therefore tell all people about it – either face to face or call for participation on social media. The more we are the better!
Is there any attendance fee?
No, there is not any attendance fee. You can just join us. If you would like to make a donation, you have the opportunity to do so right here.
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Virtual Röderhof charity run:
Together around the world for handicapped people
In 2020 the 12th Röderhof charity run takes place online.
From 15th August until 3rd October 2020 the 12th Röderhof charity run is hold. In this year this running event that has drawn hundreds of sports fans, sponsors and members of the residential home Röderhof over the years will have a virtual format. Under the slogan: „Join us in running – together around the world!“ those who are enthusiastic about running can go to their individual start with a distance and a route they can choose on their own. The kilometers of all runners are collected and added together to achieve the length of the equator which is 40.075 kilometers. The current milage, photos, videos, running distances and a lot more is published on www.roederhof-benefiz-lauf.de
Due to the Covid-19-pandamic it was not obvious if the Röderhof charity run could take place in 2020. „For a long time we did not know if this event could be carried out in its usual way this year. We would have paused this tradition reluctantly“, says Wilfried Büscher, head of the institution. „Early in June we came to the decision to realise the run virtually and inspire as many people as possible to participate!“
Everyone runs by himself or in little groups according to the current corona rules but still united in the basic idea of setting an example for community. Athletic performances do not have priority. Above all it is rather a question of commitment for the community and for the support of handicapped people. The kilometers run, photos, videos, running distances, outcoming stories, etc. can be sent to email@example.com by the participants. In addition to a large regional participation the event organizers hope to reach runners outside of Germany.
„This year’s virtual running allows us to inform more people about our job as well as the life, support and integration of handicapped people.“ (Wilfried Büscher, head of the institution)
Since 2009 the residential home Röderhof has invited people to the annual Röderhof charity run. Last year about 827 participants were registered. By now it has grown to the biggest and most popular sports event in this area and offers individual distances from 1,8 km up to 10 kilometers. Wilfried Büscher: „Next year we will have our 50th anniversary and expect that the charity run with its corresponding program will take place on our grounds again. Even though we realize this current project with pleasure and excitement, we are looking forward to a „real“ event in September 2021.“
The virtual starting signal is given on 15th August 2020 with the first runner and at the same time patron of the 12th Röderhof charity run bishop Dr. Heiner Wilmer (SCJ).
Please find the download link for photos for your press release under: www.roederhof-benefiz-lauf.de
User instructions for getting photo material for press releases:
It can be used free of charge. The residential home Röderhof allows a one-time use in connection with the reporting about the Röderhof charity run 2020. Please give the following picture credit: Heimstatt Röderhof BFL 2020. The transfer of the photo material to third parties is only allowed after consulting the residential home Röderhof. The use for commercial purposes is stricly prohibited.
Person of contact for press releases:
phone: +49 5064 903 166
fax: +49 5064 903 168
Heimstatt Röderhof (Residential home Röderhof)
The residential home Röderhof provides a residential and supporting program for mentally and physically handicapped people in line with the integration support according to SGB XII. Currently there is capacity for 236 people, which is catagorized in room for children and teenagers as well as room for adults. Within those living areas for children and adults we also provide room in two decentralized residential homes called „Haus Gertrudenberg“ in Bad Salzdetfurth and „Haus Moritzberg“ in Hildesheim.
The area of „learning and support“ is competently and individually assisted by the St.-Franzikus-Schule, an officially recognized special school with the focus on mental development, as well as a day care center which provides a daily structure for adults.
„To live a life as normal as possible“ is a principle in the pedagogical work with handicapped people. That means to respect the needs of older residents, too. These people have other requirements concerning their environment, their recreation and the institution itself.
Social participation is realized by integrative programs inside and outside of Röderhof as part of leisure activities and public events. Our vision is to allow those people we care for social participation and a maximum level of self-determination. Therefore we provide a large and differentiated range of support and assistance. Curative, nursing and stabilizing measures as well as measures for personal development are planned and carried out on the basis of modern pedagogical standards and long-time experience.