Sunday 2 October in Florence will be “Corri la vita” day, the largest sporting and solidarity event in Italy, the race that after two years returns to be held in-person in the streets of the Tuscan capital.
The Indire’s Erasmus+ National Agency will be at the starting line for the fourth consecutive year, with a spirit of solidarity towards an important cause, that of fundraising for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer, a concept that is close to the values of inclusion and solidarity specific to the European Programme.
What is more, the race takes place during the European Week of Sport and represents an important opportunity to create a solid link between the world of sport and education in a European key and to make the Erasmus protagonists’ experiences known and valued.
For the 2022 edition, the Agency will create the Erasmus team, made up of students, teachers and all people in some way linked to the Erasmus+ Programme who wish to take part in the charity event. The Erasmus Prize will also be introduced, an award for the best ranked among the members of the Erasmus team.
From 1 September it will be possible to register for Corri la Vita 2022 and participants will be provided with precise indications on how to become part of the Erasmus team.
On the day of the event, the Agency will be present at the race with an information point, open to anyone who wants to get to know the Erasmus+ opportunities more closely, and where it will be possible to receive some official gadgets.
How the 2022 edition of Corri la Vita is organized
Participants will be able to choose between new routes diversified by degrees of difficulty – one of about 11 km dedicated to those who want to run and a second of 6 km for those who prefer to enjoy the cultural destinations along the way. Both routes wind through stunning and breath-taking views designed ad hoc to enjoy the beauties of Florence.
To this is added, as usual, the possibility of visiting for free in the afternoon many places scattered throughout the city and in the surrounding area, including museums and exhibitions, simply by wearing the Corri la Vita 2022 shirt or showing the donation receipt.
To participate in the event, it will be necessary to register on the website from September 1st and make a minimum donation of 10 euros, then collect the t-shirt online or at the distribution points.
The purpose of the 2022 fundraiser is to provide support to Ce.Ri.On. – ISPRO-LILT Oncological Rehabilitation Center of Villa delle Rose; SenoNetwork, the portal that brings together all the Italian Breast Units and FILE Italian Foundation of Leniterapia Onlus. The five winning projects of the call promoted last January by Corri la Vita Onlus, that are all linked to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in the Florentine area, will also be supported.