Werder’s U23 Start the 11th Climate Run!

22 September 2023

Werder’s U23 Start the 11th Climate Run!

The Climate Run collects donations in aid of climate protection. The Bremen Climate Run took place yesterday for the eleventh time under the motto “Small steps – big effect!” It is organised by Sportgarten Bremen e.V. and is a cooperation project with numerous regional partners, including Werder Bewegt. The aim is to sensitise young people to the issues of climate protection and the effects of climate change in their own environment, but also to the global context.

The official starting signal was given early in the morning and the first school classes set off along the Weser to their destination – the grounds of Sportgarten Bremen e.V.. It was up to the students to decide how to reach the finish line. Whether they walk, run, cycle or skate: The finish is the goal. A total of more than 400 students from the west of Bremen, the city centre and the Vahr district have registered.

Bonus rounds with Werder’s U23 for even more climate protection

SV Werder Bremen’s U23 team also took part in the climate run once again. The two U23 players Mika Eickhoff and Paul-Levi Wagner led the bonus laps for the pupils, who wanted to run a few more bonus metres for joint environmental protection from the Sportgarten grounds. The fact that they were there, motivated even more students to run the bonus laps. Of course, some of the students used the breaks between the bonus laps to get a photo or an autograph!

Donations for ecological and social projects

The participants are committed to youth-friendly development in Bremen and also focus on global issues far beyond the Weser beach! During the eleventh Bremen Climate Run, donations were collected for the following projects:

  • Nature and exercise areas on the former racecourse in Bremen Vahr.
  • Support for young people in Bremen’s twin city Durban/South Africa in their commitment to sport and the environment
  • Climate protection projects at participating schools

“The fact that the young people are raising money for youth environmental education projects in our partner city of Durban and for the construction of nature and exercise areas on the former racecourse. In addition, all Weser Heroes are in favour of consistent climate protection. As a member of the SV Werder Bremen supervisory board, I am particularly pleased that the U23s have traditionally actively supported the day!”

Ulrike Hiller, SV Werder Bremen supervisory board member

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