19. september 2010
September 19, 2010 - Hamburg, Stadtpark
2,200 participants raised 16,000 euros for charity in Hamburg
Everybody who participated in the 2nd ECCO® Walkathon in Hamburg on September 19, 2010, had a great experience. ECCO and the three beneficiaries SOS Children’s Villages, WWF Germany and Genety e.V. (in association with Radio Hamburg Hörer helfen Kindern e.V.) would like to thank all walkers for their great commitment and support!
The morning warm-up on stage was hosted by the Jive Sharks (Rostock/Berlin), presenting their unbeatable mix of rock ‘n’ roll, boogie, jive and big band sound. Visitors and participants at the Stadtpark were entertained and guided by Radio Hamburg host Julian Krafftzig. Julian opened the first route at 11 a.m., sending the first crowd of people out on a 10km walk. At 12 noon, the 6km route through the park was officially opened, attracting many families with children who participated in a figure hunt along the route.
After the actual walk, there was more live music on stage at the Naturbad Stadtparksee venue, starting with a body percussion show presented by the kids from Genety e.V.’s youth culture programme. This public premiere was followed by a live concert with Be Souled, a popular Hamburg band playing soul and funk hits from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. At 2.45 p.m., the promoters announced the result of this year’s charity walk on stage: 2,200 citizens from Hamburg, as well as visitors from Berlin and Denmark, had participated in the Walkathon. Together, they covered a total of 16,080 kilometres, and for each kilometre, ECCO donated 1 euro to the three charity projects, allocated by the participants themselves.
According to the preferences of the participants, ECCO made the following donations:
Total donation made by ECCO: EUR 16,080
SOS Children’s Villages: EUR 5,881
- WWF Germany: EUR 5,677
Radio Hamburg children’s fund: EUR 4,521
ECCO and the organizing team would like to thank everybody for their great commitment to this event and its good causes: our 130 volunteers, our event partners VisitDenmark and Globetrotter, our sponsors and media partners, the District of Hamburg-Nord, Bäderland GmbH and everybody who joined the walk.