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Christer Hysén is the bass player and vocalist in the band Freak Kitchen. He is also a tattoo artist at Otto & Radical, a dedicated Creative Director and an active ultra runner. Christer is one of the invited charity participants in GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run RUN2. He is pushing himself on behalf of children in need, raising money for the Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital.

 

Christer is one of the invited charity participants in the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run RUN2. When asked why he wants to participate Christer highlights two important reasons. He is involved in doing pro-bono work for The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital as Creative Director at Nowagruppen. The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital has been fundraising money to improve life quality and wellbeing for children, young people and families at Sweden’s largest children’s hospital since 2001. Given the chance to participate in GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run RUN2, this is where Christer wants the money Gore donates to go to. Working with children in need is highly emotional, he says. Visiting a children’s hospital, actually seeing what they have to endure, seeing their strength and will to fight really puts things in perspective. Their courage and fighting spirit is inspiring, they are the role models. The chance to actually do something good for children in need is a huge motivator, and no matter how hard it might be, it will all be worth it in the end. That is what he is pushing himself for, and what helps him push through.

The Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital has been fundraising money to improve life quality and wellbeing for children, young people and families at Sweden's largest children's hospital.

 

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Push For Kids is a platform aiming to spread inspiration and give our physical goals a higher purpose. It’s about pushing through the mental barriers knowing you are doing something good for the coming generations.

All over the world there are children in need. They are battling deceases and overcoming obstacles everyday. They are pushing through for the possibility to improve their lives, and sometimes even to stay alive. These children are our inspiration. They inspire us to push ourselves to the limit to reach our goals, and when we do, we do it for them.

The GORE-TEX Transalpine Run RUN2 is a brand new race originating from the GORE-TEX Transalpine Run where 300 teams of two complete 250 kilometres and 16,000 vertical metres across the Alps on foot.

The GORE-TEX Transalpine Run RUN2 consists of two days, enabling more athletes to begin their dream of participating in an alpine crossing and taking them one step closer in running a full Transalpine Run. The two stages of the RUN2 are not to be underestimated. Stage one starts in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (at around 700 metres above sea level) and leads 43.7km through the Wetterstein Mountains to Nassereith. Runners will complete a total of 2470 vertical metres of uphill. Day two begins in Nassereith and the runners will after 27.6 kilometres and 1624 vertical metres arrive to their gole in Imst.

 

RUN2 will also include “VIP for Charity” Run – an initiative from W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore)

where teams of two complete the RUN2 and Gore donates 4 800 Euro to a charity organization chosen by the VIP runner in the team.

 

Christer will be in one of the 100 teams in RUN2. Additional 300 teams participating in the seven-day race on the start line on Sunday, 2 September 2018 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany will join them