Running can significantly improve physical and mental health. Some researchers think running may be so good for us because it’s something we evolved to do. And behold, Marriott’s portfolio of hotels and resorts in Indonesia is announcing a unique approach to a popular event: ‘Virtual Run to Give 2020″.
‘Run to Give’ has become an integral part of the company’s tradition in cultivating a people-first environment that promotes associate wellbeing and drives its people to care for the communities where they do business. This month-long fundraiser will happen from October 1st to 31st, 2020
Fifty-five (55) hotels from Marriott International hotels and resorts in Indonesia will come together to raise money for an Indonesia-wide associates relief fund, which will be dedicated to supporting Marriott Associates who have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Making it even more fun, we can also join the run and support this great cause. This event will be Marriott Indonesia’s first-ever virtual charity run, in line with the ‘new normal’ policy.
Marie Browne, General Manager of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Chairwoman for this charity event, said, “Since the time we started Run to Give in 2014, we have received an amazing response each year not only from the Marriott family but also from the general public. This year’s focus is near and dear to my heart; the funds raised will give back to our associates. The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the pandemic across the world and here in Indonesia, with our associates significantly impacted by the downturn in business. With so many big races cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, I believe virtual races like the one we’re creating is a big part of the future of running. It’s a fun, safe way for runners and walkers all over Indonesia and the world to connect. We look forward to seeing more participation in order to make this year’s Virtual Run for Charity an even bigger success than previous years”.
This is a national movement of runners focused on a goal that is collective and not individual. Runners everywhere are encouraged to run solo or in a team between October 1st to October 31st and are invited to participate in whatever way it is safe for them to do so: running in their neighbourhood, local park, yard, or even in the living room, whilst continuing to practise social distancing. So let’s run, and give back!