Our experiences during the tour we put together in our tour diary together with some chosen pictures.
Freedom Charity Run 2016 - Japan
The Freedom Charity Run, the initiative of three marathon runners, Mariusz Szeib and Daniel Wcisło, entrepreneurs from Poznań and Ludwig Schlereth, the notary from Halle, will take place for the fourth time this year. Both Poles and the German are members of the largest charity organisation worldwide - LIONS. The idea to run from Poland to the World Convention of Lions Organisation, held in Europe for the first time in 2013. The Polish-German team, running 423 km shoulder by shoulder from Szczecin to Hamburg wanted to show solidarity and friendly neighbourhood of once strongly divided, and currently perfectly cooperating, European states.
In 2014 the 25th anniversary of communism collapse in Europe was celebrated. Therefore, the FCR 2014 was obvious Gdańsk-Berlin. This time, the patronage over the run, leading, inter alia, across Kościerzyna, Chojnice, Poznań, Gorzów, Kostrzyn and Seelow was granted by both the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, and the worldwide symbol of liberty, President Lech Wałęsa. The co-patron of the run was also the father of the Polish economic transformation, professor Leszek Balcerowicz. Accompanied by amateur runners, school pupils and often also the whole running families, for 10 days, in the sun and rain, in the heat and cold, the runners laboriously, kilometre after kilometre, covered this 621 kilometre route. They have "run" together for over 16 thousand Euro. The total amount was allocated for aid to children in Ukraine.
In 2015, in connection with the presidency of Latvia in the EU, the Polish-German team has decided to connect even four countries by the run. Started on 3 September 2015 from the Royal Castle in Warsaw, running via Wyszków, Łomża, Prostki and Suwałki, the Lithuanian Marijampole, Kėdainiai, Kaunas and Panevezys together with Latvian Bauska, covering equally 700 km, they reached Riga on 12 September. On the same day, cyclist from the neighbouring Estonia came to the Latvian capital.
We run – We serve
With the "Freedom Charity Run 2016" charitable purposes are pursued:
In 2016, Freedom Charity Run will take place in Japan, from Hiroshima to Fukuoka - 275 km.
FCR 2016 purposes are simultaneously helping children suffering after the earthquake at Kiusiu Island in Japan and helping nepalese children by means of building a Hostel in Lokhim, Nepal.
Individuals, businesses and institutions that support this run with cash or in kind donations are particularly mentioned on this website. For each support a donation receipt can be issued. Similarly, a promotion by sponsoring is possible (against invoice).
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The run will start in Hiroshima on 20 June 2016 at 9:00.
The route of 275 km will take us Iwakuni, Hofu, Shimonoseki i Shingu. The participants will reach Fukuoka on Saturday, 25 June 2016. The run ends at 9:30.
Freedom Charity Run 2016 is planned to take place this year in Japan. Start is going to happen symbolically from Hiroshima, which Barack Obama, President of United States visited on 27th May 2016. He has been first U.S. President visiting Hiroshima since end of II World War.
Finishing Line is scheduled in Fukuoka where is planned this year 99th Lions Organisation World Convention.
FCR 2016 emphasises meaning of freedom, world peace, mutual respect and friendship between once feuding countries and willingness to help children in need.