The aim of the BRISWA project is to re-examine racism and discrimination in sport, define it in a more concise way and promote a more thorough and active approach against it. We have chosen the VII. Rotary Running Festival to popularize our case, which was held on Sunday in Debrecen.
The Rotary Futófesztivál (‘Rotary Running Festival’) takes place in the city of Debrecen in eastern Hungary. The start and the finish are on II. János Pál pápa tér (Pope John Paul II Square) at the Nagyerdei park (Great Forest Park) on the northern edge of Debrecen.
More than 5000 people was on this free charity running (1993 m) also a lot of people start in other competitions. For example the mini marathon, participants with hand bike and wheelchair, ¼ marathon, ½ marathon, ¾ marathon, marathon (individual and relay run).
The program began in the morning, after receiving the race numbers, the runners warming up together, before the start. At 9:30 am the free charity running has started, which is 1993 meters, this distance indicated by the year of foundation of the Rotary Club.
On the running festival there were participants of every age group from, and people, who run with young children or with a dog or with wheelchair. Under the charity run there were several schools and charitable organizations to promote their institution.
This was an excellent opportunity to popularize BRISWA objectives, because in that event not only Hungarian runners, but runners from other countries, who are there without any kind of prejudices, regardless to race, religion, nationality, paying attention only on enjoying the sport, while some new friendships are born at the run and during the day.
The rotary given the opportunity to realize once again that sport is for everyone.
Here is some pictures, than you can see how many people were in Rotary Run Festival, who saw our banner with the slogan: the Ball Rolls In the Same Way for All.