Chemists running for a good cause
A charitable run called “CHEMISTS HELP” took place on October 17th, 2015 in Puławy. The event was organized by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy” S.A., Elektrownia Puławy Sp. z o. o. and Fundacja BezMiar.
The main run and the results
111 participants, including 41 women and 70 men, completed the main 4.7 km run alongside the Vistula river. The youngest female runner was 16 and the oldest – 62, while the youngest male runner was 17 and the oldest – 66.
The event attracted amateur runners from very distant parts of Poland and Europe, including Lublin, Warsaw, Zwoleń, Radom, Opole Lubelskie, Poniatowa, Kurów, Ryki, Świdnik, Grójec, Szydłowiec, Stalowa Wola and… Donetsk.
Winners in OPEN category – women:
Valentyna Kilianowska – Nikolaev
Magda Kłoda – Lublin
Antonina Miłek – Puławy
Winner in OPEN category – men:
Andrzej Starzyński – Klementowice
Pawel Veretskji – Donetsk
Adam Świrgoń – Lublin
All the winners received commemorative statuettes and prizes.
Beata Warowna and Kazimierz Kamola were the fastest out of the participants of the run who work for Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY and daughter companies. Romuald Pruszyński and Antonina Miłek were the first among Puławy inhabitants participating in the run. They were also given prizes.
Running competition for pupils
420 teenagers from Puławy schools took part in a run on a smaller distance of 400 meters. There were also 17 independent participants who did not disclose which school they attended. 130 pupils from I LO im. Ks. A J Czartoryskiego participated in the race, giving the school the first place. The second position went to Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej whose 114 pupils ran in the competition, while Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Nr 2 came third with 71 representatives. The event was also participated by teens from Zespół Szkół Nr 1 im. Stefanii Sempołowskiej, Zespół Szkół Technicznych im. Marii Skłodowskiej Curie, Medyczne Studium Zawodowe im. Polskiego Czerwonego Krzyża and Zespół Szkół nr 3 im. Marii Dąbrowskiej. All the schools received “checks” confirming their participation, giving information about the number of participants and the funds they had collected for the construction of a school in Africa.
A helping hand and a worthwhile goal
In total, the participants of both runs covered the distance of almost 730 kilometers, helping to raise 7175 PLN which will help finance the construction of a school in an African village of Talak. The sports event provided a good opportunity to raise money for this lofty goal.
Sport activity helps to cheer up the spirit, and we wish that the inhabitants of Puławy and neighboring towns keep it in mind this following the event.