Supporting children’s medical needs through the Pico50 Run

The Pico50 Run was a success on several levels. The Run was a celebration of our milestone 50th anniversary and a fun way for our staff to stay in shape. The event also, as part of an initiative by Pico Global Care in Action, helped Pico staff around the world raise funds for the Child’s Dream to support a project – the Children’s Medical Fund – which works to cover disadvantaged children’s medical needs in the Mekong sub-region. Together with the Group’s global fund-raising initiatives, a total of THB280,000 was raised for the Children’s Medical Fund in 2019.

The Pico50 Run was held over four months, from June to October 2019. Participants needed to reach a target of 50km or more by running at any time and anywhere, keeping track of their runs on any fitness app or fitness device then uploading screenshots of these records to the Born to Run website.

We are very pleased with the results of this debut event, which saw 402 Pico staff from around the world run a combined distance of 30,514 km. Of these participants, 162 runners reached the 50km+ mark.

Last but not least, congratulations to Pico Beijing and Pico+ UK who won Best Participating Office winners and Simon Lee from Pico Singapore who won the recognition of The Top Runner.