(P) DHL Carpathian Marathon Relay offers support to the Romanian Paralympic athletes again this year

DHL Express Romania organizes on June 17th the eight edition of DHL Carpathian Marathon Relay. As usual, former Olympic champions, many sportsmen, and public persons,  are endorsing the event. If you want to move the world, start with yourself! is the call that the organisers are using this year to invite people to join this great event.

The event is addressed to all the ones who love running, no matter the age. Organized on 3 categories of challenges, Marathon (42,195 km), Half-marathon (21 km) and Relay (7 km x 6 persons), DHL Carpathian Marathon Relay, one of the most loved events of mountain running from Romania, offers to the participants an unique route, but also the joy of contributing to the performance of the Romanian Paralympic athletes.

DHL Carpathian Marathon Relay remains one of the big promoters of encouraging practicing sports among the young generation, that is why their participation in the competition is free (minimum age is 14 years old for the relay and 16 for the half marathon). For kids with ages between 5 and 13 years old, we organize a special competition, where they can participate for free and benefit of smaller running distance, fun, and small prizes.

The partnership with National Paralympic Committee continues in 2017, all the money raised from the registration fees are donated to support further the achievements of our Paralympic athletes.

We would like to thank the great people that are supporting us this year: Constantina Diță, Gabriela Szabo, Andreea Răducan, Monica Roșu, Miodrag Belodedici, Sonia Argint Ionescu, Carmen Brumă, Eli Roman, Adi Hădean, Dragoș Bucurenci, Andrei Roșu, Șerban Damian and George Baltă.

“I’m happy to see the positive reactions of the people when we speak about DHL Carpathian Marathon Relay. Not only that this one the first event of this kind in Romania, but we succeeded to create a tradition and a benchmark for the runners, the ones who are coming each year near us, but also the ones joining each new edition. From year to year the number of participants is bigger and for this, I thank them because each new registration brings a donation for our partners, National Paralympic Committee. 8 editions, 440 companies, 5.200 participants, 112.000 euro donated are some of the figures of this event, who evolved during time thanks to the ones who believe in us: partners, participants, supporters!” said Daniel Kearvell, Managing Director DHL Express Romania.

”The Paralympic Games in Rio are over, but National Paralympic Committee is just starting the preparation for Tokyo in 2020. We have several young athletes that we are preparing, just like we prepared Alex Bologa in 2012. This year, in October, in Genoa, the European Junior Paralympic Games are being held. The DHL sponsorship will help us to send them there and provide optimum conditions for these young athletes. We thank DHL for their continued support and belief in Paralympic sports!” said Sally Wood-Lamont, President National Paralympic Committee.

Registration is open on www.maratondhl.ro until May 31st. The participation fee is 115 lei per participant for individual runners and 155 lei per participant for companies.

Join us! If you want to move the world, start with yourself!

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