The 2013 Run for Peace
By Dialogo February 27, 2013
On February 24, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) hosted the 2013 Day Run, a run for peace, which occurred simultaneously in different cities in Brazil and all around the world. The event, created in 2006 by the CISM, seeks to promote sports and interaction between the Armed Forces and the civilian society. This year, the CISM also celebrated its 65th anniversary at the event.
The event consists of organizing a sports day that happens simultaneously in several countries affiliated with the CISM, and it is not a competition. The intention is to foster sports within the Armed Forces, promoting integration with society through sports and to contribute to world peace. The event is scheduled around the same date of the council’s creation with the goal of having an increasing number of troops participating all around the world.
This year, the event gathered approximately 750,000 participants around the world. In the 2012 edition, the CISM had 500,073 participating troops in 28 countries. Brazil has traditionally participated in the CISM Day Run, and achieved first place among member nations. Other activities were carried out simultaneously at all locations, and a large number of military organizations, family members, and guests joined the events.
Coordinated by the Marine General Command, the Brazilian Navy’s Sports Committee held a 4 kilometer walk along the Aterro do Flamengo Park, in Rio de Janeiro, on the paved walkway near the sand and beach.
For its part, the Brazilian Army, through the Army Sports Committee, organized a formation run from the Fort of Copacabana to Leme Fort, without using a timer and with great unity and cohesion.
This article is a courtesy of the Military Sports Blog, which publishes competitions and sports events of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces in Brazil and abroad.