"Running makes me happy to my core"

In September, around 13 000 runners are expected to run the 30k distance at this year's edition of TCS Lidingöloppet. Ulrika Skogeland plans to be one of them.

Ulrika runs to test her limits

Ulrika works as a specialist nurse at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Huddinge. A job that can contain a lot of mental and physical stress.

“When I run, I often feel happy, especially afterwards. I get an energy boost and I feel happy to the core,” she says.

In connection with the TCS Lidingöloppet, the race's title sponsor, TCS, makes a donation to Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital. The money goes to new innovative technology developed to facilitate children's hospital stay. One example is an AV1 robot that enables patients to participate in school lessons and socialize with their classmates from their hospital bed. Another example is a so-called sensory room that can be booked for the hospital's patients. The support for Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital is an expression of TCS great commitment to health, education and society. This commitment runs like a red thread through TCS' corporate culture, and has guided the company for more than 150 years.

Every year, TCS also distributes tickets to TCS Lidingöloppet. Employees at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital then receive an offer to run the race free of charge – something that Ulrika makes good use of.

“Running and doing physical activity together with your colleagues means that we have something in common outside of work. We also become healthier and feel better as a result,” says Ulrika Skogeland.

She has been running for many, many years, and has participated in TCS Lidingöloppet – the world's largest trail race – five times so far. Above all, it is the personal challenge in a race that attracts.

“I think it's fun to test my limits.”

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