The third edition of Tirana Half Marathon, one of the most important sports events in Albania will take place on October 7.
Based on the two previous successful editions of the marathon, this edition is expected to attract numerous participants, both athletes, and amateur runners. If you love to run and plan to participate in the marathon, you can also join and support an important cause. Millions of people around the world are forced to leave their houses and countries due to war, conflict, and climate change. Therefore, UNHCR Albania, TiRun Movement, and Athletic Club Fortis invite every individual to join the initiative Run for Refugees, as part of Tirana’s Half Marathon, which is the biggest sports event in the city, with participation in 2017 of more than 2500 athlete from 40 different countries around the world.
The Purpose of Run for Refugees is to raise awareness and express solidarity for refugees as part of the 3rd edition of Tirana’s marathon of this year. The aim of UNHCR Albania, TiRun Movement, and Athletic Club Fortis is to have at least 100 participants to Run for Refugees initiative, spreading the message We Stand Together with Refugees and showing the solidarity with refugees. The supplementary message will be: Leave No One Behind, as a fundamental principle of Sustainable Development Goals where Tirana Municipality has given a great contribution in their implementation so far.
The participants are free to run in any of the categories of Tirana’s Half Marathon – 21.1K and 10K- and in accordance with it regulations.
Each participant of Run for Refugees is invited to sign this petition.