November 21, 2020 – This year’s edition of the favorite costume race Zagreb Advent Run is conceived as a three-day event in a completely new format adapted to the epidemiological situation.
The fifth anniversary of the Zagreb Advent Run race will take place over three days, from December 18 to 20, and costumed participants will be able to run the leg of their choice, in smaller numbers with friends, family members, and pets.
To avoid gathering more people in one place, the official start of the race will not be held in the same way as in previous years. Participants of the Zagreb Advent Run will independently choose the length and route of the race, and the final goal will be traditionally in front of the hotel Westin Zagreb. Upon entering the finish line, participants will receive official T-shirts and well-deserved medals.
“The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the daily lives of citizens and the way almost every social sector functions, and racing is no exception. Despite the great desire for the Zagreb Advent Run 2020 to be held as in previous years in a more numerous and cheerful edition, the health of our participants is certainly in the first place. Therefore, we decided to continue the tradition of this race, but in a form adapted to the current epidemiological situation, keeping in mind the maximum safety of all race participants,” announced Mario Petrović, CEO of Millennium Promotion and one of the race organizers.
PR Zagreb Advent Run
The organizers of the race, Millenium promocija and Run Croatia invite citizens to run this year’s Zagreb Advent Run in selected costumes and ask participants to gather in small groups, keeping in mind the protection of their families and friends.
“Zagreb Advent Run has turned into one of the most massive Advent races in Europe. This year, the coronavirus pandemic changed all the plans we had to mark the fifth anniversary of the race. However, aware of the immense desire of citizens to bring the famous Advent joy and atmosphere in 2020, we decided to organize a modified version of the race,” said Berislav Sokač, one of the organizers of the race and the originator of the Zagreb Advent Run.
Like every year, this year’s Zagreb Advent Run has its humanitarian aspect. This time, all participants are invited to support the Ana Rukavina Foundation. The foundation was established in memory of the late journalist Ana Rukavina, who sent one great wish to the public – that of life. The Foundation bases its work on this very desire and, through the humanitarian action „Želim život“ (“I want life”), raises funds for the Foundation activities and the provision of assistance to hematological patients throughout Croatia.
During December, a humanitarian telephone line will be opened and all interested parties can call. All of the Zagreb Advent Run participants are invited to support this commendable action on the eve of the holidays.
“Through joint efforts and the nobility of our citizens, in this way we can provide the funds needed for further collection of samples for the Croatian Registry of Voluntary Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donors and professional development of young doctors in hematology and other related specializations,” said Marija Rukavina, the Foundation Manager.
All those interested can register on the Zagreb Advent Run website.
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