A research team: Italian Army relay in support of the Città della Speranza Foundation of Padua. We too have answered the call!
We are proud to promote the splendid initiative of the Padua Onlus which will take place on Saturday 26 September 2020 in many Italian cities.
This pandemic has highlighted three essential concepts: the importance of being an active part in the community, the pervasive force of solidarity and the need to face challenges with responsibility and civic sense.
The charity-sporting event A team for research will be held simultaneously in 18 cities, from north to south of Italy, to ideally embrace all children struggling with serious pathologies: Avellino, Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Bracciano, Cagliari, Civitavecchia, Florence, Mantua, Milan, Piacenza, Palermo, Sabaudia, Rome, Treviso, Turin, Verona and Vicenza.
In each city, around specific ring routes, the members of one or more Army teams will alternate in the race (a total of about 350 people). The initiative will start at 8 am and will end at 8 pm and, in this time frame, each athlete will run for an exact hour. The sum of the kilometers traveled by all participants will be converted into a donation for Città della Speranza, thanks to the contribution of some supporters.
Some well-known sports champions and celebrities also married the initiative: the swimmer Massimiliano Rosolino, the marathon runner Gianni Poli, the middle distance record holder Gennaro Di Napoli, the showgirl and presenter Marina Graziani, the actor and TV presenter Dino Lanaro, the singer and musician Red Canzian.