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TR Press UK - 20-12-2017
200 schools are now registered for the Team Rynkeby School Run – see if your school is one of them!
The Team Rynkeby School Run has now reached 200 registered schools in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. At the bottom of this article you can see if your local school is registered.
While the country’s schools are preparing to go on Christmas break, Team Rynkeby Foundation can take stock of how it’s going with the registrations for the Team Rynkeby School Run in 2018.
And it’s going very well, explains Carl Erik Dalbøge, Director of Team Rynkeby Foundation, who is behind the Team Rynkeby School Run.
“At the present time, more than 200 schools have registered, which is really, really great. So we’re a little ahead of last year’s participation record when a total of 525 schools took part. On the other hand, Easter will also be a little earlier in 2018, so the deadline for registration is as soon as 2 February, and we won’t have as much time after Christmas to sign up the last schools as we did last year,” says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
“However, our participants are in dialogue with most of the schools in their respective local areas, so I feel confident that we will involve a great many schools this season,” he continues.
The Team Rynkeby School Run is held at schools in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland on the Friday before the Easter holidays – on 23 March 2018.
The Run is a traditional fun run, with the small addition that the students involved in the Run help raise money for children with critical illnesses. In Denmark the students run for the Children’s Lung Association, while the pupils in Sweden, Norway and Finland run for children with cancer.
Prior to the Run, students have the opportunity to enter 'micro sponsorships' with family, friends and local businesses who are invited to donate a modest amount (such as € 0,50) per lap or kilometre that each child completes in the Team Rynkeby School Run.
“This means that students aren’t just doing something good for themselves. “They also become part of a large Nordic community, which across classes, schools and national borders is helping to make a noticeable difference to children with critical illnesses,” says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
163,000 students from four countries
In 2017, 163,000 students from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland participated and raised € 1,9 million for children with critical illnesses.
If your school would like to be part of the Team Rynkeby School Run 2018, then you must register it on the Team Rynkeby website by 2 February 2018. Participation is free of charge.
The following schools are registered for the Team Rynkeby School Run 2018: