More than 350,000 runners from all over Vietnam and 10 countries have run approximately 5 million km in just 24 days of UpRace 2022. This event brought in 5.4 billion community and will be donated to 2 companion social organizations. UpRace brings not only limited numbers but also happiness, inspiration and strong motivation to all participants.
A community that loves sports and is ready to empathize
Started from an internal activity of VNG in 2017, the new volunteer sport model brought by UpRace has effectively connected runners, businesses and social partners.
In 2018, UpRace had 32,000 participants. In 2020, UpRace exploded with nearly 115,000 people. This number doubles in 2021 and by 2022, 350,981 people have run with UpRace, an increase of more than 11 times in just 5 years.
Why does UpRace do it?
UpRace's participation mechanism is not simply slogans calling for running for the community. UpRace also does not focus on calling for individuals to use money to donate. What UpRace wants to spread is that through practicing a healthy lifestyle and increasing movement (which is essential in today's busy modern life), runners can create values at the same time, even small, to contribute to society.
The limitations of geography, time, route planning, capacity to organize large-scale races have all been solved through the UpRace platform. Stretching across the S-shaped piece of land is the footprint of the running community. Even when the Central region faced difficulties because of big storms and floods, the "runners" there were still a very passionate team, as a result, the Ha Tinh Runner Club and the Binh Tri Thien Runners Club both excelled in the top 1 and Top 2 club rankings.
2022 also marks the first time that UpRace has organized a series of running events at a number of universities across the country (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Academy of Posts and Telecommunications, Ton Duc Thang University, University of Science and Technology). Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic University, University of Natural Sciences-Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City), attracting nearly 2,000 students to participate. The event not only helps future generations of the country practice active living habits but also learn to share with the community's difficulties.
Employees contribute to the implementation of social responsibility with the enterprise
UpRace also helps many businesses to solve the problem of optimizing cost and human resources to accomplish two goals at the same time: Connecting employees through internal sports activities and showing interest. with issues in society through a new form of donation.
Using UpRace's own technology platform, businesses can create running contests for employees with attractive game rules, ensuring attract a large number of participants and thereby, enhancing the attachment of employees. departments. Regular exercise also directly releases negative energy from employees and contributes to building a healthy, balanced working environment.
From the number of kilometers completed by employees, businesses commit to sponsoring at least 1 km = 1,000 VND, this amount is authorized for UpRace fund to contribute to social partners.
During 5 years of implementation, more than 16.5 million km of running has been completed and more than 25 billion VND has been donated to social partners. In 2021 alone, more than 5 million km of jogging from runners in 22 days has created funds to train 350 health workers, provide nearly 3,500 equipments to help reduce infant mortality, and surgery. performed on 122 pediatric patients with cleft palate, planted 20,563 trees in 4 big cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Da Nang.