Record setting participation of CBS employees in DHL Relay Race

Skrevet af Jørn Albertus, translated by Felix Kasperek - Foto: Bjarke MacCarthy - 20. august 2013 - 17:260 kommentarer
At last year’s DHL Relay Race lots of networking took place among the CBS employees and with the man in the red jumper, CBS’ president Per Holten-Andersen.

CBS will be featured on the line-up with no less than 56 teams of five employees at this year’s DHL Relay Race in Copenhagen. The relay race’s popularity can probably be attributed to the fact it’s not just about running but also about networking with colleagues.

280 CBS employees have chosen to struggle and sweat their way through a total of 1400 kilometers (five kilometers each) when the DHL Relay Race takes place from the 26th to the 30th of August. The CBS’ers will be running on the 29th of August.

Since CBS started signing up CBS teams together in 2011, 22 additional teams have joined. That means a record number of employees will be running and afterwards enjoying a delicious barbeque with beer, fresh from the tap, when CBS flies the flag at the world’s largest running event.

All in all, it’s a professional setup that CBS brings this year. In addition to catering and a tent to stay in, two massage therapists from Falkenberg Massage will be present to care for the CBS runners’ sore legs.

Fifty fifty split in gender and VIP/TAP
There’s approximately the same number of VIPs (scientific employees) and TAPs (Technical and Administrative employees) participating and the same goes for men and women. The widespread participation and the fact that they’re all in the same boat and sweaty clothes is part of what attracts more and more people to participate, says HR Development Consultant Lotte Fredslund-Hansen, coordinator of CBS’ participation:

- I think most employees feel a need to spend time together in a different context. When you participate in the race, it doesn’t matter whether you’re head of the department, researcher or office trainee. The important thing is that you participate with CBS’ers on the same footing as everyone else and that’s a good foundation for having a good time and networking, she says.

If you find yourself at Fælledparken, the first CBS teams start running around 6 PM. CBS OBSERVER will have a video report of the event.