#SocialResponsibility Meets #Fun at Wings for Life World Run 2021

Earlier this month, Personio employees joined thousands of people in the Wings for Life World Run 2021. Beginning at 11:00 UTC, runners from around the world began racing against a virtual Catcher Car, running as far as possible before being “passed” by the car in the Wings for Life app.

Much more than just a fun global activity, Wings for Life is a charity foundation focused on finding a cure for spinal cord injury. 100 percent of entry fees and donations go straight to spinal cord research.

Clockwise from top center: Isabel, Laura, Mortiz, Minh, and a friend.

Since 2014, nearly one million people (925,096, to be exact) from 195 countries have participated in the Wings for Life World Run. Together they have run over nine million kilometers and given about 30 million euros for spinal cord research. That money has supported 59 ongoing research projects and funded 239 projects from the beginning.

Vera (left) and Julia; Co-Founder & CEO Hanno Renner.

At Personio, one of our six core values is #SocialResponsibility. This value is all about being grateful for our privileges and taking action to have a positive impact on the environment and society. One way we live out this value is by participating in events like the Wings for Life Run. They help bring together our global community and are great opportunities for our team to give back.

Kálmán participates in the Munich run, sporting a Personio shirt.

As the 2021 kicked off, 50 of our employees took part across Europe to run for those you can’t. Sponsored by Personio, our team ran a collective 446 kilometers and raised over €1,000! It was a great opportunity for Personios to get active, spend some time together (while socially distanced), and, most importantly, support the excellent Wings for Life cause.

Melina (left), Cassandra, and some friends.

We’re hiring! If our six core values – #CustomerEmpathy, #Ownership, #Transparency, #Teamspirit, #SocialResponsibility, and #Fun – align with yours, head on over to our careers page and apply today!