Mini Marathon: GASCADE once again supports 1,100 children

The Kassel-based transmission system operator is acting as a sponsor for the third year in a row

Kassel. In the run-up to the Kassel Mini Marathon, the Kassel-based transmission system operator has once again presented the children it sponsors with running packages. At the presentation at Kassel’s Valentin Traudt School, the boys and girls were delighted with their new equipment: bright green running shirts, drinking bottles and gym bags. 

This is already the third time that GASCADE is enabling 1,100 children and young people to take part in the Mini Marathon. The race will take place on 30 September, a day before the main Kassel Marathon. Several schools will receive free starting positions, although GASCADE is sponsoring four schools in particular: the Valentin Traudt School, the Waldau Open School, the Alexander Schmorell School, and the Auefeld School in Hannoversch Münden. 

“Our grid supplies Germany with gas. But our headquarters are here in Kassel. And this is where we also want to show our commitment. In 2016, around a quarter of the young Mini Marathon runners took part with support from GASCADE,” explains Managing Director Christoph von dem Bussche. His colleague, Managing Director Igor Uspenskiy, adds: “Many children come from homes that can’t afford the start fee. Offering help is something we are happy to do.”

The Mini Marathon, which covers a distance of 4.219 km, is one of the highlights of the EAM Kassel Marathon weekend. Last year, around 100 schools took part in the race. Alongside dedicated teachers, many parents in particular also support the girls and boys. Other companies are also involved as sponsors.