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15 de February de 2023

Z Zurich Foundation will donate 1 euro for each finisher of the Zurich Marató Barcelona, a race sponsored by Zurich Seguros

  • 750,000 euros are expected to be donated to non-profit organisations over three years.
  • One charity or cause will be chosen for each of the 17 races it sponsors.

Zurich Seguros is taking another step forward in its commitment to sport and solidarity by launching a solidarity running project, promoted by the Z Zurich Foundation. Since 2020, the Z Zurich Foundation has aimed to contribute to the development of solidarity in running in Spain and this year renews its commitment by donating 1 euro for each participant who reaches the finish line in the marathons, half-marathons and Women’s races that the company sponsors in Spain, a total of 17 events in which the amount raised will go to various charitable causes chosen according to each race. Through this action, the Z Zurich Foundation plans to donate up to 750,000 euros to non-profit organisations over the three years of this charity project.

In recent years, Zurich has become one of the main sponsors of running, supporting the marathons of Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastián and Valencia, as well as the half-marathons of Barcelona, San Sebastián, Valencia and the nine editions of the Women’s Race held in different Spanish cities.

Each race sponsored by Zurich will be linked to a charity or cause, which will receive the donations collected during the race. The project will start next Sunday 19th of February with the Zurich Seville Marathon, whose donations will go to the Red Cross. Also, the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona on the same date and the Zurich Marató Barcelona on 19th of March, where the donations will go to the Institut Guttmann Foundation.

In the Zurich Rock’n’Roll Running Series Madrid, which includes the Marathon, the Half Marathon and the 10,000m race, the beneficiary organisation will be AEFAT (Asociación Española Familia Ataxia Telangiectasia). For the Zurich Half Marathon San Sebastián and the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián next 26th of November, the recipient of the donations will be the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL). In the case of the Zurich Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon and the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon, it will be Fundación Amigos de los Mayores and Fundación Ronald Mcdonald respectively. In addition to this, there will be nine editions of the Women’s Race, which will be held in different Spanish cities throughout 2023 and for each of which an entity or charitable cause will be chosen to receive the donations.

“We want to value the effort of runners, taking advantage of the great participation of this type of races in Spain, and thus give visibility and support to different entities and charitable causes. In this way, runners will know that reaching the finish line has a double reward: not only for them, but also for all the people who benefit from the donation made,” says Cristina Gomis Rüth, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Zurich Seguros.

The aim is to promote sport with values, establishing a link between competition and solidarity that encourages more people to participate in these races and, especially, to train and prepare properly to be able to reach the finish line. The Z Zurich Foundation donation will be made for each runner who finishes the race within the maximum time set, according to the official results of the race organisers.

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