Get engaged in the Tesco Foundation’s Run for Life sports-charity event. Do something for your health while contributing to cancer research. The Run for Life series has began on May 4, 2013 and it will visit Prešov (on May 18), Nitra (May 25), Žilina (June 8) and Trenčín (May 15). Participants of the event can enjoy a rich accompanying programme, snacks and medals after they finish.
The Run for Life is among the biggest charitable sporting events in Slovakia. This year’s goal is to collect €85,000 to buy the top laboratory device NanoSight. This device can measure items in Nano-world and it will help with the development of new diagnostic methods in oncological diseases.
New at this year’s Run for Life are shortened versions of the main track, which are prepared for the youngest participants. Runners can run or walk along the standard, four kilometre track, even with their pets. Each runner will receive a T-shirt and a package from partners at the start, and a medal and snack at the finish. The current state of the collection, the run’s track and photos can be found on the www.behprezivot.sk website.
The traditional patrons were joined this year by two new personalities: the national patron – actor Jozef Vajda – was joined by Olympic medal-winner in the skeet shooting competition, Danka Barteková, and the Olympic winner in biathlon, Anastázia Kuzmina. Ice-hockey forward Ján Pardavý and Ľubomír Sekeráš became patrons of the Run for Life in Trenčín.
Runners will be supported on tracks in individual towns and cities also by ‘die-hard’ patrons. Operatic singer Martin Bbajak, aerobic presenter Lucia Medeková, football coach Vladimír Labant, actors Ján Greššo and Eva Pavíková, ice-hockey player Vladimír Országh and the Prešov band Heľenine oči. The event is also supported by the company Unilever and the server Kariera.sk.
Upcoming dates for the Run for Life:
Prešov – May 18, 15:00 - Hlavná Street
Nitra – May 25, 11:00 – Svätoplukovo Square
Žilina - June 8, 15:00 – A. Hlinka Square
Trenčín - June 15, 15:00 – Mierové Square
21. May 2013 at 0:00