Eight of our colleagues participated in the Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon
This year, one of the most popular running races of Hungarian runners, the Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, was held for the 36th time. The first major sporting event after Covid was attended by more than four thousand people on the last Sunday in August, with many family members accompanying the runners. The weather was also favorable for the competition, there was no heatwave, but the participants could enjoy bright sunshine throughout the race.
The field followed a panoramic route, and runners were able to enjoy some of the capital's most beautiful sights while completing a distance of more than 20 km. After the quays, they crossed Margaret Island, while admiring the bridges of the Danube, Buda Castle, the Buda Castle Garden Bazaar, Gellért Hill, the Parliament and other imposing buildings up close. The best runner in the field completed the distance in 1:06:18 for men and 1:12:21 for women.
On behalf of Nhood Services Hungary Kft., eight of our employees participated in the half marathon this year: Réka Horváth, Mercédesz Tóth, Balázs Gábosy, Csongor Sándor, Gergely Fonay, Sándor Igaz, Márton Valovics and Dávid Pázmándi. Some of them ran the 21.1 km distance alone, while others in duos or trios. During the race, our colleagues waited for each other, actively cheered on all the team members, and after the race, they had a delicious lunch to discuss their successes and experiences. Running together was an unforgettable experience for all of them.
In connection with the participation, Dóra Diána Szemerédi, CSR and Internal Communications Senior Manager of our company said the following: "For Nhood, participation in running competitions is not only a team-building activity, but also a great way to promote our approach to the well-being of people and the planet. We believe it is important to set an example not only in terms of environmental awareness, but also in terms of the love of sport, as regular exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle."
The Wizz Air half marathon is not the first running competition in the company’s life. As the operator of Auchan Korzós, Nhood Hungary has repeatedly supported The Color Run running festival in Szolnok in recent years, of which it was also the naming sponsor. Nhood’s team of enthusiastic hobby athletes is already planning the next joint run, and they are looking forward to other colleagues joining them.