More than 380 people joined RUN WITH ME 2021, and we raised ARS$1,097,260 for children’s projects of Mensajeros de la Paz.
The II Edition of Mensajeros de la Paz’s virtual race, Run With Me, took place from November 19th to 28th and involved 385 participants from all over the world for social integration, running, walking, and dancing. We raised a total of ARS$1,097,260 and will be destined to support more than 800 Argentinean children and their families.
With the slogan ‘Let’s run for Social Integration: Your challenge helps us overcome ours,’ we walked 1559 kilometers nine days from Argentina, Germany, Chile, Mexico, Turkey, United States, Finland, Spain, Italy, and Uruguay.
There were three running categories (3km, 5km, and 10km) and a 2km recreational walk. Moreover, each runner had the opportunity to know a participant from Mensajeros de la Paz’s children’s projects to run for in Run With Me.
‘We are delighted with the success of Run With Me, mainly because it links sport with solidarity and increases the opportunities of hundreds of children. These kinds of initiatives permit us to tell those children, teenagers, and families that are going through a challenging time, that they are not alone and the community is committed to helping them to get ahead» said Dario Pompilio, Executive Director of Mensajeros de la Paz.
‘Let’s Dance for Social Integration’.
The initiative also included a face-to-face instance through Dafne Schilling’s performance, «Intention en Movimiento« on November 23th at the Palermo Hippodrome. Tickets were quickly sold out after only a few days of purchasing. Around 100 people joined Run With Me by dancing to benefit the Association’s children’s projects and programs.
Celebrities and media who joined in.
Athletes such as Silvina Ocampos, Rodrigo Ortega, the Cervera running team, and celebrities such as Sofía Jujuy, Gabriela Sobrado, Facundo Gambandé, and Los del Portezuelo participated in different Run With Me stages. They disseminated the initiative before and during the race.
Various media and portals covered the event such as La Deportista, Corredor Promedio, MZL Deportes, Cuatro Giros, Bragado Express, Más Deportes Web, Región cultural, La calle online (Avellaneda and Lanús), Noticias con enfoque, Sophia online, Impulso Negocios, El Sureño online (Tierra del Fuego), Más Aire (Suplemento Running Olé), El informatorio, la Revista del Chaco, Grupo La Provincia, la Revista Tercer Sector and the Agencia Nacional de Noticias Télam – Cablera also reported on the race.
Thank you all for joining us!
We would like to thank DHL, the Main Sponsor of RUN WITH ME, for making this initiative possible, as well as Allende & Brea, Granix, Fundación, Itaú Argentina, Fundación Pampa Energía, and Uber for joining us in this experience that increases the opportunities of those who need us the most.
Finally, thank you Biogen Argentina, Fundación Bomberos Argentina, Fordham University, Fundación Telefónica Argentina, Mente Argentina, Racing Solidario and Terlizzi for joining us.