Roparun finish Rotterdam

21 May


Roparun: athletes against cancer

The Roparun is a relay race of over 500 km from Paris to Rotterdam. Because of the great interest of participants, in 2012 the second starting city Hamburg was added to the Roparun. Roparun contestants participate as a team of 8 runners, accompanied by cyclists and supporting vehicles. Each runner covers a distance of over 1 ½ marathon! The purpose of the Roparun is not only a quick track time, but also to raise money for various charities, but especially for research and treatment of cancer. Buy a few lottery tickets from a Roparunner or join one of their sponsor events!

Roparun Finish at Coolsingel Rotterdam

Over 300 Roparun teams depart from Paris or Hamburg to finish simultaneously at Rotterdam Coolsingel on Whit Monday. The route from Paris to Rotterdam takes the Roparunners about 30 hours and the stretch from Hamburg to Rotterdam about 40 hours! A true struggle against exhaustion... In most cities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany which the Roparunners pass by, many special festivities are organized, but no doubt you'll have the purest Roparun-experience at the Roparun finish line Rotterdam!

Inauguration of the Roparun winners

The fastest teams and the teams with the highest sponsor revenues will be honoured at the Roparun Final Party in Club Alcazar in Puttershoek, a few weeks after the finish in Rotterdam. On that night also the total Roparun sponsor revenues will be revealed. During the past Roparun editions already more than 50 million euros were raised!

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