When asking a Runtastic employee what they enjoy most about working at Runtastic, you are likely to hear things like the technology, nice apps, Austria, cool company events, and an amazing team. So, it’s not surprising that a lot of Runtastics also like to spend their free time with each other and organize – along with the events planned by Runtastic (link to other blog articles) – additional trips and get togethers.
There have already been several events this year, including the yearly Winter Weekend and the trip to Brazil in March 2019:
1. Winter Weekend
This has now become a tradition. Almost every year many of us pack up our winter clothes and hit the road for a fun weekend in a collection of huts directly on the slopes of the Reiteralm in Schladming (Austria).
During the day, we usually spend our time doing different activities. This year Mohga, one of our iOS Developers, took skiing lessons, while Babsi, our Head of Talent Acquisition and Development, used the time with other Runtastics to do a winter hike while enjoying the mountains and sunshine. The evenings & nights are usually spent together with good food and epic Aprés Ski parties.
2. Brazilian Adventure
Exploring a different country with a local… could it be any better? We don’t think so. In 2018, Alessandro, one of our Brazilian team members, came up with the idea to organize a trip to Brazil to combine visiting his family with showing other Runtastics his home country. Many team members quickly expressed interest and wanted to join the adventure.
In March 2019 the time had come and 12 lucky Runtastics (plus 3 partners) left for Sao Paulo to spend a couple of weeks discovering beautiful Brazil. Alessandro put together an exciting plan, which included marvellous sights like the Iguaçu waterfalls, a Samba carnival parade, and the Christ the Redeemer statue, to name a few.
What’s up next?
A little bird told us that Mostafa, one of our Android Developers, is about to organize a trip to his home country — Egypt — in the fall of 2019. Want to be part of that journey, too? Then hurry up, apply now and join Runtastic.
In the meantime, you can check out our slideshow below to find out about other private Runtastic events that took place in the past.
Working at Runtastic is a lot of fun, and that’s only partially because of the great social activities we enjoy together. Find out how you can join our team here!