Over the past few years, spring has been reserved in the business world for several major business events, and one of them is HT B2Run - the largest business-sports gathering in Croatia! This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic made the situation much different as all public events, including the HT B2Run race, have been postponed for some better times. However, B2Run business race organizers have also risen up to this challenge by launching the biggest online racing HT B2Run Challenge #ostanidoma.
All registered runners, their coworkers, friends, families are invited to take part in the challenge. Their main task is to run five kilometers in their home! After the challenge, thy post the kilometers and short videos on their Facebook profile under the common hashtag #HTB2RunChallenge_ostanidoma. This event has one purpose - to inspire the business public to the challenge and, in addition to the entertainment, in isolation of their own home, to simultaneously work on their physical and mental health and start moving and doing some physical activity.
So far, the HT B2Run Challenge #ostanidoma has been joined by almost 300 business runners, who have challenged several hundred new ones in their posts!
"In our business races, just like in the business world, the current situation should be viewed solely as a challenge from which some new ideas and projects will emerge. Limited by space and directions of the Civilian Headquarters, we did not want our active and large racing community of more than 10,000 runners to become dormant, so we challenged them and organized the largest "home training" ever. In the HT B2Run Challenge, it is only necessary to stay home and run five kilometers. Time and results are irrelevant!" said Jurica Barać, the organizer of the HT B2Run races, adding, "This is only the first step of our challenge. We will upgrade it from week to week with new attractions. And as a general finale, I see a gathering of all our runners at the finish lines of the HT B2Run races in Split, Rijeka, Osijek, and Zagreb. Of course, as soon as the opportunities for that arise because, in this challenge, it is just as important as in business not to give up!"
The first phase of HT B2Run's "Ostani doma" (Stay home) challenge is open until April 7, with all information available on the website www.htb2run.hr. Anyone who runs the required five kilometers in their own home, no matter the time and result, will get a medal and Heineken 0.0 ideal for refreshing after physical training!
"At Hrvatski Telekom, we are aware of the importance of every physical activity for the health of our employees. That's why we invite everyone to take part in this competition and instead of running at spring HT B2Run races, to run those five kilometers in their apartments, houses, gardens, terraces, roofs, and yards, at a safe distance from others and win a medal," said Bojan Mušćet, Coordinator of racing activities in Hrvatski Telekom and the race ambassador.