To help support sports clubs in Germany that are under pressure as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions and following withdrawals, Nike and Intersport are joining ranks for the launch of the new Nike Pegasus 38 running shoe with a “Keep Clubs Running” charity campaign, in which donations of up to €100,000 will be raffled off.

Clubs, their members and all runners can register on the Intersport’s website. A donation of €10 is released for each 38 kilometers that are successfully completed. Participating runners should indicate in advance which club should benefit from the donation. The challenge is running until May 20.

With a total sum of €21,500 donated, the “Run Happy” charity organized by Sport 2000 and Brooks from early to mid-April was claimed to have been a big success. The donation was given to a children’s heart disease foundation, Kinderherz.

Around 4,300 runners took part in the Run Happy charity event, and 50 percent of the registration fees went to the Kinderherz foundation. A total of 92 Sport 2000 retailers in Germany – mainly the operators of Absolute Run stores and other Sport 2000 retail members with a focus on running - called on their customers to participate. The prizes and medals given away to the finishers were accompanied by activations to visit their Sport 2000 stores.

The participating retailers were invited to compete for the collection of as many registrations as possible for the charity run. Sport Jochum in Quierschied took first place with almost 300 participants, and it will thus receive an additional donation of €2,000. The two Absolute Run stores in Siegen and Bonn came in second and third place - they will each receive an additional €1,000 for a local donation.