by Romano Lupi
MONACO. Punctuated by unprecedented routes, this sports weekend in the Principality of Monaco promises you many surprises! It is the second year that, due to constraints imposed to organise races on French and Italian roads, theat the Monaco Run will exclusively take place in the Principality next 16th and 17th February. Inspired by the opening event of the international Athletics meeting Herculis EBS, the 1000 m races will be entered into the new format of the Monaco Run in 2019. Supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, these races will be held all day from Saturday 16 February on the Hercule Port of Monaco.
The registrations are open to all at the age of eight years.
Come and participate in an undedicated edition of the Monaco Run supported by Laureus which will also offer you 1000 m races with the 1000m Sport for Good on Saturday 16 February!
Schedule Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9:30 am to 6 pm
At 9:30 am Opening of the RUNNING EXPO, collection of the numbered bibs and animations.
At 11 am the 1000 m Race 1 starts for years of birth 2011-2010.
At 11:20 am the 1000 m Race 2 is open to all categories.
At 11:40 am the 1000 m-Race 3 starts for years of birth 2009-2008.
.At 12 pm the 1000 m-Race 4 is open to all categories.
At 12:20 pm the 1000 m-Race 5 starst for years of birth 2007-2006.
At 12:40 pm. the 1000 m-Race 6 is open to all categories.
At 1 pm. the 1000 m-Race 7 starts for years of birth 2005-2004.
At 1:30 pm. the 1000 m Final all categories takes place.
At 2:45 pm the 1000 m is reserved to teams-sports Clubs and companies.
At 5:45 pm the 1000 m for Fun-no Chronos, no ranking, just the right atmosphere and music is taking place!
Moreover, what a news! AS Monaco joins Monaco Run and OFFERS 2 seats for the Monaco / FC Nantes game on presentation of your bib at the Louis II Stadium!
On Sunday 17th February a city trail of 10km: for the first time in the Principality, this flagship distance track athletics is exported to the alleys and the emblematic places of Monaco. What a special privilege! Between the route de la Piscine and the Albert 1st Quay, these races are open to all 8 y.o. and older and will be held from 11:00 to 17:00.
This popular track distance is coming to town and will occur in Monaco’s streets from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Between the Route de la Piscine and the Quai Albert 1er, these races are opened to every runner, starting at the age of eight. The start will be given at 11 a.m at the Quai Albert 1er, near the harbor of Monaco, and next to the train station. The course – fully protected and closed to car circulation- will go along the roads of the Principality. The highest point being at only 15 mt. on the Bd. of Larvotto, the course is really fast, and exactly measured. The finish will be judged on the Quai Albert 1er in the center of the Principality next to the access to the train station, with a view on the super yachts of the Hercule Harbour.
The record of Europe of the 10km Julien Wanders and the half Marathon record woman Sifan Hassan are two worldwide awarded athletes to give you an appointment on 17 February next at the 5km Herculis in Monaco!
Moreover, for the 2019 edition, the Monegasque Athletics Federation associates the best meeting of the world 2018 at Monaco Run and launches the 5km Herculis! All day long, the competitors will run on the Louis II Stadium just before the Herculis-Diamond League.
Last but not least, the 8th traditional Walk Pink Ribbon Monaco will take place at 10:15 am on 17th February 2019. Through its actions, the Pink Ribbon Monaco aims to raise awareness on methods of early breast cancer detection and prevention through various campaigns and events. Pink Ribbon Monaco works closely with medical professionals to provide assistance and support when and where it is needed. With the backing and guidance of the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, we will target the areas in need of assistance.
Our breast cancer awarness campaigns aim to educate the general public on prevention and early detection, support patients and celebrate life to the fullest while promoting well-being and a healthy lifestyle! The funds are distributed in research and screening centres. As a matter of fact, a new ultrasound breast imaging/screening service has been inaugurated at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. The new technology optimises early detection of breast cancer as well as reducing the amount of radiation necessary for diagnosis.
As the 8th Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk is getting closer, your participation is requested to join this great demonstration of solidarity in the Principality! As the years roll by, the Walk has gained in momentum and attendance, except last year and the terrible weather that prevented many participations. This year, the Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk launches a brand new circuit passing through Casino terrace as well as the Palace, and a whole new range of events, including several 1000 meter dashes and participation of the Laureus awards.