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Run with Hope lures four hundred people

Bratislava Missions 2010 organised a host of programmes this year including the first edition of Beh s nádejou (The Run with Hope) open to individuals and families in Bratislava that was held on October 16.

Bratislava Missions 2010 organised a host of programmes this year including the first edition of Beh s nádejou (The Run with Hope) open to individuals and families in Bratislava that was held on October 16.

Co-organised by the Redemptorists’ Order along with the Be Cool, Perinvest SK companies, the Bratislava Cultural Centre and the city itself, the programme had two categories: a 400-metre family run and a 300-metre individual run, divided into categories based on the ages of both the children and the adults. Several famous athletes took part in the run such as Jozef Repčík and the winner of the recent Bratislava Ladies’ Run, Paula Habovštiaková.

There were no starting fees and everybody who made it to the finish line received some souvenirs and snacks and they could keep their starting number, the SITA newswire wrote. In the main men’s category, the first two to cross the finish line were Yane and Jake Robertson from New Zealand followed by Mark Bett of Kenya and then Slovak athletes and casual runners. In the women’s main category, renowned athlete Paula Habovštiaková finished first.

Among the families competing, the Pescuks came in first, followed by the Zubčáks and then the Magdolens. The starting list included members of different parishes as well as some Redemptorists. The idea of the week of Bratislavské misie 2010 is to bring God down to everyday life, to touch as many people as possible have them see God in all things and all activities, both great and small. For more info, see www.misieba.sk.

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