From the first great feeling of running, through new thoughts, ideas, friendship, better health, but also by discovering beautiful nature and new perspectives and especially knowing ourselves, we get to something bigger….to helping people together, people suffering from diseases they did not choose nor cause.
A charity run aimed for helping people suffering from ALS, a type of muscular atrophy involving the loss of central nervous system (brain and spinal motoneurons) cells that control the potentially affected movements. The patient can not control his movements and gradually dull all his muscles in the body. However the brain continues to work and in full consciousness of mental abilities the patient remains paralyzed. A person with this unfortunate illness usually dies as a result of respiratory failure – choking.
In parallel to day to day life the long run is about not to give up, not to surrender. To go beyond your comfort zone and to enjoy the finish line after a very demanding experience. The evidence of this feeling are millions of people running every day.
We do not have to know them personally but they are between us – people who would give everything for the opportunity to compete in a charity run in a beautiful setting under the High Tatras – if they were healthy enough. If you think right now that half marathon in above your limits just think about them and they will give you strength and courage to participate. We believe that one day they can run beside us…
Our goal is to help at least one person and his/her family annually through this charity sport event.
The collection for help will be realized in the form of :
1) Registration fee for the race
3) Contributions at the Start/Finish line
The collected money will be transferred to selected person for :
1) medical and compensatory aids
2) rehabilitation costs related to illness
Part of the event is also the collection of PET plastic bottle caps for Sabinka. Last year we were able to collect almost 60kg of bottle caps.
The first year we decided to help a two-years old Maria Kubova from Vikartovce village. Thanks to sponsors, runners and volunteers we collected 1367€, 160 packs of diapers (Paradais Plus s.r.o.) and 5 cartons of diary products (RAJO a.s.). Thanks to our event the parents of the little Maria were able to buy a “KidWalk” walker, which they were not entitled to from the General Health Insurance Company.