Solenix goes Running! - Merck Firmenlauf 2016 - Darmstadt

20 May 2016

On Wednesday 18 May 2016, a brave group of Solenix colleagues participated in the 5th edition of the Merck Firmenlauf (Company Run) for the very first time in the company’s history.

The company run consisted of a 5 km route around the Merck-Station am Böllenfalltor, home to the local SV Darmstadt 98 football team, with almost 3.600 runners from 200 different companies and institutions in Darmstadt.


The Solenix team, featuring brand new purple T-shirts designed for the event, showed an amazing display of skill and endurance with an average time of 31:07 minutes. Rui, our star of the evening, completed the route in 23:08 minutes. But not so far behind, Pablo (23:22), Roberto (23:41) and Vincent (24:06) were also very good contestants.

After the run, the team enjoyed a well deserved “isotonic” beer and snacks, meanwhile enjoying some life music. The evening was a complete success and all participants had an amazing time, despite the light rain towards the end.

We hope that this is the first of many company runs… and maybe next year some Solenix colleagues will give the 10 km route a try!