2018-06-27 | Company-News

Global Challenge – The journey begins on 23.05.18 in Machu Picchu, Peru

Staying healthy throughout your life – 32 teams from the August Faller Group are taking part in the Global Challenge Programme by Virgin Pulse 

The journey of the August Faller teams from South America, Africa and Europe began on 23th May 2018, leading – in a virtual sense – to a destination which will first be revealed after 100 days, the end of the challenge. Even in the first few days, the 224 participants could be spotted, filled with vigour, while running, cycling, swimming and often at the gym. The friendly competition, including teams outside their own company, motivates and supports the participants in their efforts to lead a healthier life with enough exercise.

The teams are each made up of 7 people from all divisions of the company. The creativity of the team names leaves us in no doubt that all of them are intending to have plenty of fun. We can’t wait to see whether the SportfreundeChiller are taking their steps with ease or whether the FANTASTIC7 reach their goal before the Las  Vegas Avengers. Could Die Sieben Zwerge with plenty of Frauenpower be at a disadvantage against the Flying Donuts


After only 2 weeks, the 224 participants have already taken a combined total of over 16 million steps and ca. 2.2 cycling steps. This corresponds to a distance of 12,000 kilometres. 

Almost 40,000 teams with ca. 277,000 people from more than 100 countries are taking part in the competition overall. The participants can take part in mini challenges with teams from 6 continents, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, India as well as Australia and Oceania. It’s very exciting to be a part of this worldwide campaign.

Global Challenge at August Faller
Global Challenge at August Faller

More information on the Global Challenge here:

About the Global Challenge Programme and how it works:
It offers companies a simple and interesting way to develop a true culture of health within the company. Each year, hundreds of thousands of employees enter a competition in teams of 7, over a period of 100 days. The Global Challenge Programme takes the teams on a journey that positively influences their psychological and physiological health.


Employees register for the Global Challenge in teams of 7 persons. With the help of Pulse, a flexible activity tracker specially developed for the global challenge, activities are collected and converted into a distance meter, to guide the virtual journey forwards. It can include not just running but also many other kinds of sport. The friendly competition, including teams outside their own company, motivates everyone and supports the participants in their efforts to lead a healthier life with enough exercise. 

More information on Global Challenge by Virgin Pulse

We will report again on the 100-day journey of the August Faller team.

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