One of our major charity events is a running festival that we organize as part of the annual City-Pier-City tour in The Hague. 

2020 Running event

In March 2020 WNF for the first time participated in the City-Pier-City (CPC) tour in The Hague. The initiative to run together as a community raised spontaneously when a group of 30-40 tropical doctors and friends of Wouter expressed interest to do something in memory of Wouter.

From that year on WNF organizes a group participation in the CPC tour. A special ‘Rennen voor Wout’ WhatsApp functions as a communication tool. Runners are recognizable by the ‘Rennen voor Wout’ T-shirts.

The run is not a competition. Everybody runs at its own pace. The challenge is to finally cross the finish line within the speed limit of the distance that the runer has choosen. Family and friends grant the request for charity by donating based on the performance of the runner.

After the tour, runners and supporters are cheered on at Greens restaurant in the Westbroek park. They meet with each other and enjoy the sportive atmosphere.

2021 Virtual estafette

The CPC tour of march 2021 was canceled due to Corona. However, the WNF team organized an online virtual estafette run on Instagram, starting on Sunday September 26. The idea behind the estafette was: to run 3 km’s, tag 3 friends to pass on the relay baton to and donate € 3 or a multiplier of that to WNF. Both a screenshot of the 3 km route (via Nike runner or Strava) is recorded as well as a selfie, in which 3 friends are tagged on 3 upright fingers that form the W of Wouter, is shared as story on Instagram.

This virtual Estafette was a great success. Over 50 runners put their selfies and/or films on Instagram. And the Scholarship Fund collected more than € 5.600, enough to provide a one year scholarship to 2 Clinical Health Officer students who follow the CapaCare advanced training.

We are very thankful to the donors who made this grant to the students possible.

Interview films with these 2 students can be viewed using this links.

2022 Running Event

On Sunday September 25 WNF participated with a group of more than 35 runners in the City-Pier-City tour in The Hague.

The group showed up together at the start, wearing the blue ’Rennen voor Wout’ T-shirt. They run spread over three distances, with an encouraging audience along the side.

Afterwards, the runners were cheered on at Greens restaurant in the Westbroekpark. They met with family and friends and everyone enjoyed the sporty atmosphere.

The event was organized by our social media team. More than 300 new donors granted our request for charity. They entrusted us new donations in the amount of  EUR 12.500. This is an outstanding performance for which we are very thankful to all our loyal donors. The money will be spent to provide scholarships to not only students of CapaCare but also of German doctors and Partners in Health.

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