Rio de Janeiro To Host Next CISM Day Run
By Dialogo January 27, 2011I want to participate
Every year in February, soldiers from many International Military Sports Council (CISM) countries get together to celebrate CISM’s anniversary and to promote the practice of sports in the military.
On that day, soldiers of many countries are invited to participate either in a running or skiing event for peace. Last year’s CISM Day Run gathered more than 300.000 soldiers from 42 participating countries. The aim this year is to see 500.000 military running and celebrating CISM Sport for Peace.
The city of Rio de Janeiro will host next February 20th the CISM Day Run – the Run for Peace. It has been held since 2006 in many cities in the world. The organization was founded in 1948 after World War II with the purpose of integration and peace among nations. This year, there will be a worldwide announcement of the 5th Military World Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, on July 16-24 2011.
Along the CISM Day Run – Run for Peace- there will also be the Walk for Peace in
Rio de Janeiro. Both events will be held in Flamengo Park, with start and finish at the World
War II Memorial Monument. Entries are open to the civilian and military public and will take
place from January 25th to February 16th, on the official website of the Rio 2011 Games (http://www.rio2011.mil.br).
It will have a 10 km run, while the Walk for Peace, will have 3 km, both starting at 9 am. In order to get the gear, the participant must take 1kg of non-perishable food or cleaning items and toiletries that will be used for the victims of the storms in Rio de Janeiro mountainous region.
The event is supported by the Athletics Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro, CISM, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Ministry of Defense and Federal Government.