Patron & Ambassador

Our patron and ambassadors are wholeheartedly committed to our cause.


Sandra Assinger - A comitted patronesse with a heart of gold

Sandra Assinger has been patronesse of the association Herzkinder Österreich and the Herzlauf Österreich project since 2016. Thank you – From the bottom of our hearts.

Kindness, commitment and sport have accompanied Sandra Assinger throughout her life.

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Sandra Assinger is a full-time federal detective and lecturer as well as the sweetheart of presenter Armin Assinger.

The Graz native was initially an enthusiastic cyclist and triathlete. After a sports accident Sandra had to take a short break and then discovered her passion for mountain running.

Her greatest sporting successes were in 2013 with an overall victory in the mountain running cup, the title of Styrian national champion in mountain marathon, vice national champion in mountain running and a third place at the Austrian mountain marathon championships.

Sandra Assinger has been a state-certified trainer for athletes since 2012. In 2004 she took over the section management for athletics and swimming in the Styrian provincial sports club.

Why is she so committed to the "Herzlauf Österreich" project?

The motto of the heart run is once again "Take care of your heart and run for mine.". "Of course I would not miss this charitable event", emphasizes Sandra Assinger, patronesse of the Herzlaufs Österreich. With this event, "Herzkinder Österreich" launched a supporting campaign

to prevent heart disease, to prevent cardiovascular diseases and to motivate people to exercise.
"At the same time, participation supports children with heart disease and their families", points out Sandra Assinger. From the bottom of my heart.


Werner Schrittwieser – An ambassador with a heart of gold

Werner Schrittwieser was rather a late starter from a sporting point of view and discovered running in 2008. From occasional jogging he soon became truly passionate about running, which was gradually developed.

In 2014, he created the brand "Running Schritti" to carry his passion to the outside world. Among other things, this was followed by an apprenticeship as a qualified running coach. Meanwhile he is one of the best known running bloggers in Austria - keep up with him via his homepage, Facebook and Instagram with "Running Schritti".

Through numerous cooperations Werner Schrittwieser is on the road at events throughout Austria and beyond. He is also frequently involved in charitable projects such as health days, charity races or assignments as a guide runner for blind athletes. Professionally, the Lower Austrian works as a PR consultant and journalist. In addition to working with numerous companies and individuals, Werner Schrittwieser also works as a press spokesman for Ski Flying at the Kulm or for the Ski Austria Speed Ski team.

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Why is he so committed to the "Herzlauf Österreich" project?

True to the motto "Have fun moving" I try to share my the joy of running. Exercising in the beautiful outdoors has a positive effect on our body as well as our mind. I have already participated in a heart run in recent years and find the commitment of Herzkinder Österreich simply fantastic. It is great when families with children suffering from CHD are supported year after year through the

heart run series. That is why it is also a heart-felt wish for me to support this initiative. I am especially pleased to present the heart run as a running ambassador and to share this message with the outside world. After all, what could be better than doing good by doing what you love to do", says Werner Schrittwieser. From the bottom of my heart.