27.08.2018 PLATH Career

PLATHfeet 2.0 – the challenge goes into the next round

The first edition of the PLATHfeet Around the World step challenge last year was an enormous success. Many participants, and unbelievably many steps, led the PLATH Group on a virtual journey as far as the Indonesian island of Java. We are now really excited about where this year’s challenge will take us. With over 200 participants in 22 teams, the conditions for a world tour are really good!

To enable all interested parties to take part, as well as creating fair competitive conditions, the participants were equipped with a fitness strap for the PLATHfeet 2.0 campaign.

The starting shot for the four-week campaign was fired on 27.08.2018. The captains of each cross-departmental, cross-locational and cross-national team record the steps run every day and report these at regular intervals. The organisation team keeps us up to date on the current ranking each week (Which team has the edge? Who is just behind them?) and shows the sum of all the steps on a map, to document the virtual journey.

With twice as many participants compared with last year, it shouldn't be difficult to exceed the 33,918,216 total number of steps from 2017 – perhaps we’ll even get all the way round the world this time!

Some teams have set themselves high targets – and motivate each other with team t-shirts and badges or meet for runs or walks together in their free time. Either way, there’s no shortage of athletic ambition in the PLATH Group!

For all the participants in Hamburg, Norderstedt, Salem, Pforzheim, Bern and Limassol, Every Step Counts! is the name of the game from now on.

We’ll be giving you a “running commentary” here over the next few weeks and we’re already looking forward to the grand finale.