THE St. Lucia Olympic Committee (SLOC) has commenced registration for Olympic Day Run which is scheduled to take place on June 21.
The event which is a symbolic one was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.
Over the last 20 years Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world. From 45 participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the first edition in 1987, the numbers have grown to nearly 200 participating NOCs.
This activity, which is a staple of the SLOC’s recognition of Olympic week brings member Federations and the wider public together for a healthy exercise to commemorate the ideals of Olympism and the Olympic Movement.
Said Ryan O’Brian, Communication Officer for the SLOC, “Registration for this year’s run is ongoing and persons interested in registering can do so via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or registering at Olympic House, Barnard Hill at 453 – 6758 located at Barnard Hill next to the Labour Department”.
The run starts at 7:00 a.m. and the route is the same as last year – from the Castries Market to Choc roundabout ending at Vigie outside the Red Cross building.
Registration is free.