Race for peace in Rome

The multi-religious marathon, “Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis,” will start off on Sunday 17 September from St. Peter’s Square to promote peace, integration and inclusion. Promoted by the Rome Capital and the Pontifical Council for Culture, Ministry of the Holy See, in partnership with FIDAL (Italian Track and Field Federation) and with the sponsorship of the CONI and CIP, the event is open to all, to say “stop violence, racism, and discrimination of any type and origin.” There will be two race routes (21 and 5 km), with five legs (St. Peter’s Basilica, Synagogue, Mosque, Valdes Church and Orthodox Church) to underline the participation of various confessions and religious communities.  Also Sportmeet, the world network of sportsmen and women, operators and professionals of the Focolare Movement’s sports world will be attending as a sole team: “Sportmeet for a United World.”

Those who wish to participate with Sportmeet may write to: info@sportmeet.org (also for the possible stay in Rome).

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