Invitation to the Three-Member Team Run as a part of European Year for Development
The Three-Member Team Run is an exceptionally attractive, traditional running event, which is attended by more and more runners every year. This year, the event will be held on 9 May 2015, in teams of three runners along a well-planned route around Ljubljana. The time of the weakest runner on the team counts; the other two support and help their co-runner, so that they can cross the finishing line together. This type of competition is intended to promote mutual assistance and solidarity among runners. The route runs along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship, where Italian and later German occupying forces erected a barbed wire fence, which is a symbol of Ljubljana's and Slovenia's fight for peace. The Three-Member Team Run is being held in the context of the European Year for Development 2015, which, in May, is dedicated to peace and security. It is intended to inform, educate and raise awareness among EU citizens about international development cooperation.
The event will promote mutual assistance and solidarity, the values of international development cooperation in addition to responsibility and mutual dependence. All participants will receive running scarves with the motto of the European Year for Development 2015, ‘Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future’.
At the finishing area in Kongresni trg (Congress Square) in Ljubljana, the song ‘One World’ with a video spot, sung by 16 well-known Slovenian musicians who got together under the name Slove'n'aid to promote international development cooperation, will be played during both events: the Three-Member Team Run and the March along the Barbed Wire.
You are cordially invited to take part in the running event, for which you can register by 30 April 2015 on the web site www.pohod.si, which also provides all additional information.
Enjoy a nice day and help revive the values that are of exceptional importance to us all.