On Saturday 27 September, paraolympic athletes are racing a marathon distance of 15 loops around the National Stadium (11am-1pm). More than 40 IB students from The British School, Warsaw already offered their time to help making it an unforgettable event for the physically challenged athletes. They will have an opportunity to meet Rafal Wilk, the double paraolympic gold medalist from London and world champion 2014 from Greenville who will also be on the startline.
Together with Akademia Integracji (our national wheelchair fencers) we are organising a cheering competition for the schools/groups to give all athletes an Olympic feeling like in London 2012.
The best cheering group will be awarded a free entrance to the icerink in the National Stadium. Places 2 and 3 will be invited to guided tours in the National Stadium.
Mrs Miriam Martin and Mrs Elise Davies are coordinating the activities. Mrs. Kari Ellis is preparing posters, helping with dressing up ideas.
Last but not least we need the children/parents to come and give their support and contribute to the cheering. Prizegiving is straight after the decoration of the handbikers (1.15pm).
Right after the handbike race (1pm-3pm) there will be a wheelchair basketball game where we need players who want to challenge the athletes in wheelchairs, followed by a rugby match Four Kings (wheelchair team) against the Frogs.
Also if you are not tired by then there are childrens’ races from 3pm-6.30pm in the National Stadium to win your own medals.
For all teenagers and grown-ups there is a 5 k run on Sunday 9.30am and the 42,195 k at 9.00am.
You shouldn’t miss that!
All information are on the Warsaw Marathon website. Feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a good movie to see, if you would like to get involved.