Together with BCG
Holmenkollstafetten is an annual relay held in Oslo, Norway and it’s the largest Norwegian athletics event in terms of number of participants. On average 50,000 runners partake in the popular event. For NRC the relay serves as an important arena to bring awareness to our field operations and has become an important tradition for us to participate.
For the second time in a row we will run alongside our long-term corporate partner BCG, with a total of three teams. BCG is a long-term partner of NRC, mainly contributing with valuable pro bono services that strengthen and enhance our organisational operations.
Running for displaced people in hard-to-reach areas
Our people are able to reach out to refugees and displaced people who are in the most remote and hard-to-reach places. We bring emergency aid to places despite ongoing security challenges, logistics challenges, difficult accessibility or restrictions from local authorities. Therefore, we have chosen to dedicate this year’s relay to our work in hard-to-reach areas. Helping people in conflict zones and highly insecure areas is not an easy task, but if we fail, people in need of aid will face greater suffering.
NRC is very appreciative of the partnership with BCG. It enables our humanitarian operations to run more efficiently and effectively. With the help of BCG, NRC will be able to deliver assistance to more refugees in areas that are hard-to-reach. This year’s relay will not only provide a physical challenge for our employees, but serve as an arena to communicate the work we do together.
Jan Egeland, Secretary General
“Holmenkollstafetten has been a special event to me, all the time since I watched the race in my neighbourhood as a kid, and I always look forward to run. Running alongside NRC and running for a good cause makes this day even more important, and I really appreciate our partnership on and off the track," says Sverre Martinsen, Partner and Managing Director in Boston Consulting Group.
Joint physical training began in March when BCG and NRC employees started running together to prepare specifically for the race. By joining forces, we hope to be the fastest humanitarian organisation in the competition, aiming to improve on the success of last year’s relay.
BCG continues to show their dedication to the cause and the work NRC does. We are proud to be running together to increase awareness of our work in hard-to-reach areas and look forward to crossing the finish line as a joint team.