ZAGREB, June 29, 2019 – The Freedom Charity Run, an international humanitarian event that started in Gdansk on June 26 and will end in Milan on July 6, passes also through Croatia, and two Croatian cities – Zagreb and Varaždin – this weekend welcome six athletes who will run 1,050 kilometres under the slogan “We run, we serve”.
The northern town of Varaždin welcomes the runners on Saturday and the capital city welcomes them on Sunday.
The run passes through Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy and the cities of Zagreb, Varaždin, Vienna, Bratislava, Venice, Ljubljana, Trieste, Verona and Milan.
During one part of the Croatian section of the run, the runners will be accompanied by athletes from Varaždin.
Since the run is a charity event, local Lions clubs are involved in its organisation.
Funds to be raised by selling commemorative T-shirts are intended for the children of Rwanda and half the money to be raised in Croatia will be donated for local humanitarian drives.
The Freedom Charity Run is held under the auspices of Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Solidarity trade union that 30 years ago toppled the communist regime in Poland and secured democratic elections at which Walesa was elected president. In 1983, Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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