A charity marathon in support of the Tethys Institute ONLUS to inform people about the whales and dolphins that populate the sea off the west coast of Liguria, and to raise funds for their protection and for scientific research.
Divided into a competitive half marathon for runners, a 10 km non -competitive run and a 3 km run for everyone, the Run for the Whales will take place along the coastal cycle-pedestrian path of the Riviera of Flowers that skirts the sea, arriving in San Remo.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Suitable for:Athletes and amateurs
The San Remo Half Marathon – Run for the Whales will take the Cycle-Pedestrian Path of the Coastal Park of the Riviera for 21.097 km from Marina di San Lorenzo to San Remo, along the cycle path of the Coastal Park of the Riviera
The San Remo 10 km – Run for the Whales will follow the Cycle-Pedestrian Path of the Coastal Park of the Riviera of Flowers for 10 km from Arma di Taggia to in San Remo.
Distance:About 3 km
Suitable for:Adults and children
Anyone who doesn’t like to run, or prefers to participate in a non-competitive contest, can take part in a run/walk of about 3 km, along the path between Corso Salvo D’Acquisto and in San Remo.The route is suitable for everyone,including children, grandparents and pet dogs.
How it was
THE TETHYS INSTITUTE ONLUS
Founded in 1986, the Tethys Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of cetaceans and the Mediterranean. Its professionalism in scientific research at an international level, with hundreds of accredited publications, makes it one of the most qualified institutions in the sector. Based on Tethys’ research, and at its suggestion, in 1999 the governments of Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco established the Pelagos Sanctuary for cetaceans, a protected marine area that boasts one of the largest concentrations of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean. Tethys has monitored the eight species of cetaceans that populate the Sanctuary for 28 years, supplying the scientific information needed to safeguard them.
CYCLING RIVIERA: COASTAL PARK OF THE RIVIERA OF FLOWERS
In 2000 the Riviera of Flowers saw the beginning of a long-awaited epic project, one that had been anticipated for a century, the doubling of the railroad tracks and their moving uphill. With the moving of the trains inland an extremely valuable area of land right beside the sea was freed up. This is where the railway linking Italy and France had been completed in 1870. The authorities decided to seize this incredible opportunity and set up a society named Area 24 SpA, giving them the task of transforming the location of the old railway tracks into a true natural coastal park, crossed by a 24 km long cycle-pedestrian path.
Time left to the Run for the Whales