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Special Olympics race on October 13, 2022 in Paris La Défense

  • On October 13, 2022
Course Special Olympics le 13 octobre 2022 à Paris La Défense

This is the oldest inter-company relay race in the area! Come and change the way society looks at mental disability by running with Special Olympics: see you on October 13, from 12 noon to 2pm, on the square in front of La Défense.

The objective of this great solidarity race? To allow hundreds of athletes with mental disabilities to live unforgettable sports experiences.

Nearly 1,200 volunteers from the companies of Paris La Défense are expected to walk or run a relay in the 1st European business district. The races are done in relays and in teams: the employees run in groups of 4 on a loop of a total distance of 10 km (2.5 km per runner). Solidarity races are also offered to walkers, who complete a 2.5 km loop, also in teams of 4. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome!

**The Special Olympics organization

Special Olympics is the first organization dedicated to the development through sport of people living with a mental disability. In France, 900,000 people live with a mental disability. Where society used to see only limitations, sport opens up possibilities. But it also allows them to have access to health care thanks to health programs: vision, hearing, podiatry. Since 2005, more than 12,000 screenings have been conducted. To learn more about the Special Olympics race

So that as many people as possible in this situation can fully experience the joy of sport, come and take part in the solidarity race!

Practical information
Parvis de La Défense
Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 12:00 to 14:00