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Raiffeisen’s Morning Runners hit the ground running

In today’s fast-paced world, where health and well-being are often overlooked, our bank recognizes the necessity of emphasizing a healthy lifestyle for its workers.

In March of this year, we launched an exciting initiative called Raiffeisen Morning Runners, aimed at improving physical fitness and overall well-being among our team members. Morning Runners invites employees to join morning runs in Gërmia Park in Prishtina, typically around 6:00 AM.

Facilitated by the People, Culture, and Learning (PCL) Department, this initiative is designed to accommodate varied fitness levels, with the morning runs taking place three times a week.

The initiative relies on the expertise and guidance offered by seasoned professionals from the Alpine Club Prishtina. With their extensive experience and passion for outdoor activities, they will lead participants through Gërmia Park, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Iliriana Toçi, our Member of the Management Board who is a regular runner with the initiative, describes how this is positively affecting her daily life.

What better way to kickstart our morning than infusing it with positivity that stays with throughout the day,” Toçi said.

“Since the running takes place very early in the morning, it allows me to maintain my daily schedule without interruptions,” she added, inviting other colleagues to join.

Commenting on the initiative, the organizer of the program, Shqipe Shala from the PCL Department, expressed enthusiasm for the positive impact Morning Runners is poised to have on the bank’s team members.

“We believe that promoting a culture of wellness is essential for both individual well-being and overall team cohesion. The initiative provides a fantastic opportunity for our employees to prioritize their health while also connecting with colleagues in a relaxed and supportive environment.”

Beyond the physical benefits, participating in Raiffeisen Morning Runners offers numerous advantages for employees. Research has shown that regular exercise not only improves physical health but also enhances mental clarity, reduces stress levels, and boosts overall productivity.

Let’s rise and run toward a healthier, happier future, one step at a time