(ffm) Even before the starting gun was fired for this year's <link https: www.frankfurt-tipp.de ffm-aktuell s ugc strassensperrungen-fuer-den-jp-morgan-firmenlauf.html _blank>J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, the Frankfurt City Council team has already won: namely, the competition for the most creative T-shirt. This is the fourth time that the municipal team has been able to win this vote. With the slogan "Together for Frankfurt 2024", the jersey puts the focus on the sports city's bid to host the 2024 European Football Championship.
The German Football Association is bidding with a total of ten venues to host the tournament in six years. The decision on whether Germany or Turkey will win the bid will be made at the end of September. The European Football Championship 2024 staff office, which is responsible for the bid, and the Frankfurt agency Diehl Design jointly designed the T-shirt in coordination with the sports office.
About 1,000 city runners will wear the winning shirt on Thursday, June 7, on the 5.6-kilometer course through downtown Frankfurt. This makes the team one of the six largest starter groups. It is made up of members from all the city administration's offices, with both long-standing colleagues and newcomers taking part. The team is a sign of the city's dynamism and diversity. Peter Przeperski from the city planning office, for example, is taking part for the 13th time. The 63-year-old is also responsible for organizing the race for his 30 or so colleagues who are competing for the city planning office. The recreational athlete says: "The contact with colleagues inside and outside your own office is simply fun, and there is always a pleasant atmosphere around the whole run."
The running team is organised and supervised by the sports office with the support of the city administration's company health management. In addition, there are still numerous colleagues along the route and on a "fan island". A total of around 64,000 people from all over Germany are taking part in the running challenge; for every starter, four euros go to sports projects for young people with disabilities.
Sports Director Markus Frank will send the 990 employees on the course at Opernplatz. He is not only pleased about the excellent shirt design, but also about the many active people in the city administration who will be wearing it: "Fairness, team spirit and openness are essential in sport - Frankfurt also stands for this. I am glad that we are once again taking part in this great event with a large team."