Wesseling marathon promotes wellness

Photo: Wesseling Marathon 2008, GermanyEmployees at LyondellBasell's Wesseling, Germany, site held a "Feel Well Initiative" event in June 2008 that’s become a tradition for the whole community – a marathon.

The first marathon took place in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wesseling site and 150 runners participated. Over the years the event has developed from a site marathon to a community event that includes relatives, friends and employees from neighboring companies. More than 300 people participated this year and, of course, some records were broken.

The course covers the site and the neighborhood and participants could choose to run a half marathon, 10 kilometers or 5.5 kilometers. Walking or cycling was also an option.

A team of volunteers helped ensure that the family-style event was a success, with food, fun, a special children’s run and entertainment for all ages.

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