SEW-EURODRIVE completes the B2Run for the third time


The stifling heat from the previous days passed in time for the start of this year's B2Run in Karlsruhe. The 75 runners representing SEW-EURODRIVE were in high spirits as they lined up in pleasant temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius in the city's Wildpark stadium to wait for the start at 6:30 p.m. on June 14, 2018.

Run first, then party – a magnificent setting for the participants in the German company race championship

The runners in the SEW-EURODRIVE team wearing identical red tops
Successful and numerous – the SEW-EURODRIVE team

The soccer team KSC usually plays and does all the running here – in blue and white kit. Just as every year, in 2018 the tenth event attracted a very different, multicolored and lively crowd to the Wildpark stadium in Karlsruhe. Some 440 companies entered the sporting enthusiasts among their staff, and more than 8900 runners enjoyed the final stretch into the tradition-steeped Wildpark stadium. Everyone got goosebumps then, at the latest – if not already earlier during the six-kilometers or so of circuits to that point through such beautiful surroundings.

In the thick of it all – for the third time – were the red runners from SEW-EURODRIVE. Our "vital360°" Occupational Health Management team succeeded in motivating a total of 75 runners from a broad mix of departments to take part in the event. Besides experienced runners, novices and walkers were also welcome to join in. After all, as the "Get out of your work gear and into your sports shoes" slogan of the B2Run German company race championship implies, the main emphasis was on having fun and fueling team spirit. All the participants in this extraordinary sports event – whether hardcore runner or novice, manager or trainee – felt like a winner.

The results for the SEW-EURODRIVE teams are impressive. The best placings were right up high in the rankings:

  • Best SEW 5-person team, female – 5th out of 343 teams
  • Best SEW 5-person team, male – 6th out of 500 teams
  • Best SEW 5-person team, mixed – 5th out of 500 teams
  • Individual ranking: Best female starter / 8th out of 2426 runners
  • Individual ranking: Best male starter / 7th out of 4644 runners

Congratulations to all our runners on their fantastic sporting achievements!

Taking part in the B2RUN company run is one of many activities in our occupational health management program. SEW-EURODRIVE doesn't just get things moving with its product portfolio.

True to the "health wins every time" motto, importance is also attached to keeping employees fit and active. The focus is less on elite sport and more on healthy exercise. What counts is taking part and having fun, strengthening the sense of togetherness and creating incentives for each individual to develop a healthier lifestyle.

To achieve this, all employees have access to a comprehensive package of offerings. These range from a variety of health seminars, regular Vital activities, annual health days, "Sport at work" and partnerships with fitness studios to participation in events such as mini-soccer tournaments, the Hope Run and, of course, the B2RUN company run.

Find out more about what SEW-EURODRIVE does for its employees' health here: Occupational health