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28 October 2013

Accra International Marathon

For the countless forgotten children living, homeless, on the streets of Accra and elsewhere in Ghana, exposure to danger is their daily reality—danger of hunger and malnutrition; certainty that they will be uneducated and ill-prepared to overcome the many struggles of life; the probability that they will fall prey to two-legged predators who exploit vulnerable children.Life is a struggle— Ɔbra yɛ ko, as the Akans say—is a familiar truism, a fact of life daunting even for adults living with relative privilege. But a day in the life of a child living on the streets of Accra is harrowing: in inclement weather, they cower; with no assurance of adequate, nutritious food, their physical and mental growth is stunted; with little or no education, their development and future prospects are diminished; with scant protection from life’s many assaults, many perish.Without intervention from caring communities, chances are these children will continue living in danger. One such caring community resource is Chance for Children (CFC), a local charity dedicated to ensuring that, in the words of co-founder Amon Kotey, “Accra’s street children experience love and security” and receive sound educational and vocational training.Every month, CFC supports hundreds of these at-risk kids in many ways. There is the drop-in center, where non-residential kids can eat, bathe, and enjoy at least temporary respite from street life. There are also secure, residential marathoners running in the rain facilities, where over 60 children are boarded under caring adult supervision and are able to complete schooling in relative safety. There are opportunities to undergo vocational training or further studies to enable these children to take control of their lives and become productive members of their communities. Where appropriate, Chance for Children also supports numerous youths in their family settings and reaches out to administer to hundreds of children on the streets.Once again, the Accra International Marathon (AIM) is AIMing to Care for our Children by supporting CFC as one of this year’s Charity Partners. Chance for Children offers at-risk street children the opportunity to be safe, loved, well fed, and better equipped to increase their chances of developing their potential and achieving happiness.The AIM Charity Partner matching funds program supports those who help themselves by matching funds raised by the Partners. Charity Champions champion the cause in various ways. This year, you can AIM to Care as a Charity Champion simply by registering a relay team or teams to participate in AIM, scheduled for October. You will be supported to achieve your victory, and you will enjoy the accolades and celebration that is the due of every champion.
13 November 2016

Fort Worth Marathon

The Fort Worth Marathon is a non-profit organization that organizes an annual Marathon and other running event to raise funds for programs that promote exercise and health in the Fort Worth, Texas community and primarily in the public school systems.The course is fast and flat, beginning at Panther Island Pavilion heading South West along the Trinity Trails.Turn around in Benbrook and Ends at Panther Island Pavilion. Course is certified by the USA Track and Fieldand can be used to Qualify for the Boston Marathon.
20 November 2016

Verona Marathon

Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city's hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world's great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori.With that being said, the Verona Marathon is the place to be!!The appointment with the legendary 42.195 km Verona marathon is for late November. Race ever organized by G.A.A.C. 2007 Veronamarathon ASD and Veronamarathon EVENTS, in collaboration with the City of Verona. A special race , charming, inserted in the calendar of IAAF (International Association Athletics Federation ) and FIDAL (Italian Federation of Athletics). Start fixed at 8.45 from Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella , a charming and relaxing course through the countryside of Verona before entering the city and enjoy the artistic towns. The novelty is the arrival in the beautiful central piazza Erbe, Verona's oldest square , the beating heart of the city. Half Marathon 21.097 km - But there's more . Even those who are unwilling to deal with the 42.195 km will join the party and run with us. New this year is the new Can Grande Half Marathon 21.097 km . Same origin and destination . Same path until kilometer 19. Always great emotions .
07 May 2017 - 05 May 2019

Volkswagen Prague Marathon

One of the most beautiful marathons in the world starts and finishes in historical Old Town Square, crosses the famous Charles Bridge and takes runners through all the different neighbourhoods of the wonderful city of Prague. This is Volkswagen Prague Marathon!!! The Volkswagen Prague Marathon has become an essential race on the world running circuit. An exceptionally beautiful course. And a beautifully managed event, from the moment you visit our web site to register till the last note of the Prague Marathon Music Festival. We’re doing everything we know how, to make this an absolutely delightful event for runners. Because we figure those who are willing to put themselves through this kind of pain deserve a special kind of pampering.It was founded in 1995 and has grown to became a significant marathon event, being awarded IAAF Gold Label status. According to media it is the world’s most international marathon, with two-thirds of runners coming from 55 different countries. Prague’s marathon course is also the seventh fastest and has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world.
07 May 2017 - 04 May 2019

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon is the most famous running event held in May in Skopje. The first marathon race in Skopje was organized in 1997 but only lasted for that year. After a break of nine years, in 2007, the event was revived with a half marathon-only, and then fully restored in 2008, when three races were run: marathon, half marathon, and a 5K humanitarian race. The Skopje Marathon is the member of AIMS and is attracting more and more runners. In 2014 promoter of Skopje Marathon was Wilson Kipsang from Kenya, at that time world record holder in the marathon. In 2017 our promoter was triplets Luik from Estonia. In 2018 our promoter was Paula Radcliffe, she held the Women’s World Record time of 2:15:25 for the marathon since 2003.We suggest you spend a few extra days in Skopje, to discover the amazing nature surrounding the city, for example, “lake Matka”, and the tourist attractions, restaurants, and bars. The friendly Skopje Marathon will be a memory of a lifetime.
07 May 2017 - 19 May 2019

Salzburg Marathon

Run together with running enthusiasts from around 80 nations through the beautiful Austrian city of Salzburg and enjoy the fantastic event that is Salzburg Marathon. The 16th edition, main competition of the Running Festival in Mozart City from May 17th to 19th, 2019 will be again a fantastic experience for its participants, enjoying the unique combination of culture and sports, the great and familiar atmosfere.The enjoyable 21,1 km course, run twice for the marathon, is flat (max. height difference 10 m) and officially measured by the IAAF/AIMS. Runners get to pass all the city's greatest sight from a close distance. For the first time since 2015, the start and finish area for Sunday's competition are located directly in the historic center of Salzburg, an UNESCO world cultural heritage. The final meters of all main-competition on the red carpet directly ahead of famous Salzburg Festival Hall will be a very special experience to all runners.Friday's and Saturday's competition are located at Volksgarten, where takes place the SportMall@Salzburg Marathon as-well (ice arena).Back in 2010 Salzburg Marathon was the first sports event in Austria to get certified as an organic event by the Salzburger Landwirtschaftliche Kontrolle (SLK). This is a special honour and a further confirmation on our way to a green event. In the following eight years, the certification was verified.We provide organic food that derives from regional cultivation since Salzburg is the region with the highest percentage of organic cultivation in the European Union. If this is not possible (for example bananas) we use organic fair-trade products“, explains CEO Johannes Langer. The race premium partners are BIO AUSTRIA.Please note:Despite the closure of Salzburg Airport in spring 2019 due to renovation work, Salzburg is easily accessible. Thanks to excellent train connections, Salzburg can be reached quickly from the airports of Munich (about two and a half hours), Vienna-Schwechat (about two and a half hours) and Linz (about one and a half hour).
03 Jun 2017 - 01 Jun 2019

ASICS Stockholm Marathon

ASICS Stockholm Marathon is an exciting race in a beautiful city with runners from all over the world. This is one of the major sporting events in Sweden with hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route cheering the participants.The race takes you through Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned, with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction.At the finish, in the classical 1912 Olympic Stadium, enthusiastic fans greet the runners. The Olympic Stadium has been the site of numerous memorable athletic performances, with no less than 83 officially recognised world records in track and field. There is no other arena anywhere in the world that comes close to that number. The race will finish in the world famous stadium built for the 1912 Olympic Games. The 1912 Olympic Stadium is truly a classic venue for athletics.The Marathon Expo, the Pasta Party and the Post Race Celebration are traditional parts of the event, bringing all the runners together in a joyful atmosphere. With almost 7,500 international runners from more than 90 countries the ASICS Stockholm Marathon is also a multicultural festival.We welcome you to the most popular event in one of the world’s most beautiful capitals!
11 Jun 2017 - 09 Jun 2019

Wexford marathon

Run Wexford organised Wexford Town's first marathon on 7th June 2015. The course started on the boardwalk in the town centre and then looped out of the town and around the scenic hills north of the Wexford, finishing in the historic Faythe area of the town. Runners were welcomed over the finish line and presented with their medals before being invited to Whites Hotel to shower, change and have some refreshments. Over 170 runners took part in the race in 2015, many promising to return for next year's race.