19. RELAY RUN IMF AROUND IMF OF EUROPE IS FINISHED

As planned, on July 11th. Relay Run of the disabled people came to Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
The start took place on 3 July in Opatja, Croatia. The whole route of 600 kilometers was divided into 9 stages and ran through the towns of Labin, Pula, Rovinj and Poreć in Croatia, Izola in Slovenia, Muggia, Venice and Grado in Italy. The final stage ended in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
Out of the planned 300 kilometers, for safety reasons we run only 270 kilometers. Mostly it was running around the peninsula of Istria, filled with tourists.
We have been running through Italy in 2002, 2003, 2011 and 2012, and every time, and now, nice Italian police officers are watching over our security.
After the daily portion of the run, participants rested on the Adriatic camps, and also visited the cities of Pula, Rovinj, and especially Venice.
The ceremonial end of the relay took place in Nova Gorica, where the mayor congratulated participants on their success and perseverance.
In the relay run took part 8 teams from the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Ukraine took, totaling 72 people.
The relay was completely prepared and led for the 19th time by Jerzy Chrabecki, under the aegis of the organization “Integrative Meetings of Friends” from Austria.

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