|Date:||November 1st, 2008|
|Place:||St Peter's Square|
|Province:||RMG, Don Bosco in the World Foundation|
First 'Saints Marathon'
On 1st November, in Rome, we saw the first "Saints Marathon", organised by Prime Time Promotions and supported by the Don Bosco in the World Foundation of the Salesian Congregation. The event saw more than two thousand people take part, including athletes and others. The most meaningful aspect of this non-competitive race was the involvement of the Roman Mayor, Gianni Alemanno, who actually finished the race to show that his presence was more than a symbolic one.
For Street kids in Congo
While we recall that the “Saints Marathon” was aimed at supporting the Mamma Margaret Work for street children in Lubumbashi in Congo, we are happy to tell you that there will be a second such event next year, of the "Saints Marathon" and we hope that it will be even more attrative and involve even more people.
Holy Father's Message to those who took part.
“I greet our pilgrims, especially the thousands from all across Italy who took part in the first Saints Marathon promoted by the Salesian Congregation, and who are here together with the Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno. Dear friends, you started off from and returned here to St Peter's, running via St John Lateran's, St Paul Outside the Walls and St Mary Major's. I am very happy about this new initiative, which expresses the joy and also the effort in running for holiness as well. May our entire life be a race for faith and love, encouraged by the great witnesses to the Gospel! Happy All Saints Day to you all!”
|Address:||Don Bosco nel Mondo
Via della Pisana 1111,