The OTTO Group implements its strategy of social responsibility by engaging in projects in various areas. As sport is particularly close to us, we support it not only as a sponsor of all kinds of events, but also by instilling passion for sport in our employees. Representatives of the OTTO Group have been taking part in individual runs, half-marathons and company relays for years.
The rich sport history of the company and the passion of Frank van Gool, CEO of OTTO Holding, resulted in the creation of the international OTTO Team. Until now, we have participated as a team in the Wrocław Night Half-Marathons (Poland – 2018 and 2019) and the Budapest Half-Marathon (Hungary – 2019). Yet, the most spectacular sporting event we have experienced together is the New York City Marathon, in which we started in 2017. This further sharpened our appetite for sport challenges and the OTTO Team will once again run the streets of New York in November 2019.
This year, almost 40 OTTO employees will take part in the marathon.
The New York City Marathon is held each year on the first Sunday in November. More than 50.000 participants from over 130 countries and two million spectators make it one of the largest marathons in the world.