Azur Sport Organisation, organizer of the Marathon French Riviera Nice-Cannes and "Peace and Sport, l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport " have formed a strategic alliance to give the 2nd biggest Marathon in France an international aid dimension.
The partnership aims to implement actions to reconcile communities through sport and in particular running, as it is a universal sport. Peace and Sport works to raise awareness amongst people who are already convinced about the benefits that sport can have for young people who have suffered years of conflict or lack of social cohesion in the regions where they live.
Present on the ground in Africa (Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Côte d'Ivoire) Asia (East Timor), the Middle East (Israel-Palestine) and the Americas (Haiti, Colombia), Peace and Sport will use the marathon to build bridges between runners from around the world and give them the opportunity to run for a good cause: peace through sport.
Why run for Peace and Sport?
Because like us you believe that sport is a vehicle for peace and rapprochement between nations, communities and individuals.
Because sport conveys values of respect, sharing and dialogue that foster the social reinsertion of young people in difficulty,
Because the money received is used to build or renovate sports facilities, purchase equipment, train educators and organize events: concrete actions that make an immediate impact in the field.
Run for peace: your challenge in 2013!
In 2013, Peace and Sport will organize a team of charity runners in the Marathon des Alpes-maritimes Nice-Cannes. Each runner in the team commits to raise funds for field-based projects.
Giving a charity element to the race, running for something greater than oneself in order to achieve a humanitarian goal as well as a time objective, is the message that the 2 partner organizations want to circulate.
For more information, please contact:
Peace and Sport - Sylvain Heraud
Tel: +33 (0)6 80 66 63 56