The map of locations where volunteer fundraisers have run marathon to raise awareness and donations for Giving for Latvia has been expanding. Riga was added to our marathon map, thanks to founder of Running1000Plus Will from France and his spontaneous half-marathon arranged in Latvia on 1 June 2018.
Will has set up a personal challenge to run 60 half-marathons in 120 days across 60 European capitals of culture. His run #46/60 was in Riga and he informed us literally in the very morning of the run, that he would like to raise money for Giving for Latvia.
After couple of hours time a newly formed Riga Plus team enjoyed a wonderful run, starting their route from Milda – The Monument of Freedom in the heart of Riga, Latvia. And some of the runners enjoyed their personal surprise achievements (co-founder of our charity Kristaps Roze being particularly proud of his very first quarter-marathon run).
We appreciate the generosity of donors, who in support of Will and his Riga Plus team donated €160 in one single afternoon.
Any small amount will go a long way to help disadvantaged children in Latvia. If you want to join in and support children’s crisis centres in Latvia, donations will be gratefully received via: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraise…/running1000plus-riga1june
More pictures of the fantastic spontaneous event in Riga: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=423842014710478&id=332075570553790
Thanks Will and Running1000Plus for letting us be part of your amazing adventure!