26 November 2009

No Finish Line - Run, Walk or Jog

No Finish Line is a charity 'run' in Monaco. It takes place over 8 days and the premise is simple - you pay 10 euros to enter and 10 euros for the hire of a microchip that is attached to your shoe. You grab a tee-shirt and then you walk, jog or run as often as you want over those 8 days. The course is back and forth around one side of the port and the new digue (floating pontoon) and it's all in aid of charities for children.

This year No Finish Line - which takes place under the patronage of Princess Stephanie - celebrated its tenth anniversary. In 1999, 700 participants covered 9000 km and raised €15,000. This year 5940 people took part, covered 147,684 kilometres and raised 162,452 euros in favour of Children & Future and other charities.

More tomorrow... ...and for today - Happy Thanksgiving to everyone across the pond!


B SQUARED said...

A neat idea.

Kate said...

What a great charity drive! Too often we adults ignore the needs of children who deserve better from us, but it's inspiring to know that a community takes positive action. Although you don't celebrate it, it's a wonderful post for our Thanksgiving today.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great event. I had not heard of the microchip in the shoe technique. They should have used this years ago in the New York Marathon when Rosie Ruiz won, and was later found to have taken a taxi cab to skip the middle of the race.

Thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes. We are having more than a dozen friends and family over (including Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo).

Leif Hagen said...

What a great, fun way to raise money for charity and your photos captured it well!

Virginia said...

What a great idea!!! Now I could do some damage in 8 days! Love this and your shots are super.

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