Competition "Who cycles the most?" 2020
From August 1 to September 30, 2020, employees from companies and institutes on the Berlin-Buch campus will once again compete in the "Who cycles the most?" competition. This year it is important to defend the winner's cup of the campus of 2019. When awarding points for the “mehrwert Berlin Cup”, both the kilometers driven and the number of employees taking part count.
Cycling competition “Who cycles the most?” 2019
Exactly 359 Buch campus employees kept their feet on the pedal this August and September, competing with participants from twelve other Berlin companies in the “Who cycles the most?” campaign. Together, these employees from the institutions and companies on the Berlin-Buch campus covered 192,477 kilometers to take first place overall in this year’s competition. The Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Vivantes Hospital Group came in second and third. Points in this competition, which is organized by the “mehrwert Berlin” initiative, are awarded based on the number of kilometers covered and number of participating employees. The team “Shut Up Legs” with Rainer Leben, Jessica Feldmann, and Holger Gerhardt of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) came third in the “Best Team” category.
For the first time, teams from the science and biotech Campus Berlin-Buch took part in a worldwide health competition.
At the end of May 2018, four teams from Campus Berlin-Buch took on the challenge, embarking on a one-hundred-day virtual journey to improve their health and well-being in the competition. Aspects such as physical activity, nutrition, psychological well-being and healthy sleep play a role in the Global Challenge. Thus, each individual’s daily exercise is measured and his/her diet is assessed. Besides sleep patterns, stress factors are also analyzed, and recommendations for physical and mental well-being are derived from them.
Each of the four teams is headed by a campus ‘health ambassador’ and has seven members who were determined by lot among campus employees. In order to help people build social connections on campus, employees from the research institutions and from the companies were encouraged to form teams together in order to get to know each other better.
The Techniker Krankenkasse supports participation in the Global Challenge with funds within the framework of the pilot project on cross-institutional health management at Campus Berlin-Buch, for which it provides significant financial support.
Two million people from 5,500 companies in 185 countries have already participated in the Global Challenge!