The move event of KU Leuven, consisting of a walking and running trail, engaged more than 2000 university staff members to raise money for the organization “Move to Improve”, a fund that supports children with neuromotoric movement problems. During the KU Leuven University Trail all participants were invited for an powerful day, where they could participate in energetic teams to finish a walking or a running trail. Scattered throughout the trails, several activities were to be found and completed. The orientation tour offered a silent disco, a trail with sport wheelchairs, a live juice bike treadle, and many teambuilding challenges!
The start of the different teams was managed in several “waves” to optimize the flow of the trails. Each wave of teams started their trail with a fun, powerful warming up session, guided by a personal trainer and the energetic host of the event. An KU Leuven energy meter measured the power of the wave: at a total energy percent of 100, the ave was fully prepared to start and the doors were opened!
After the last team reached the finishing line, everyone was treated on a closing session at the sporting hall of the faculty. Tasty food and refreshing drinks got everyone powered up again for the closing plenary session, where the collected amount of €12 000 for the fund was revealed and all participants extensively thanked. As symbolic godfather of the fund, Tom Boonen also thanked the audience for their contribution and enthusiasm. A band of KU Leuven students closed the University Trail, a warming and powerful event that might become a recurring format in the long run!
“All KU Leuven participants raised the roof with their energy and powerful team spirit. It was a very powerful sight, as everyone was dressed in the same, white shirt with the University Trail logo”