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Run & bike raises funds for disabled athletes, children



Participants in the “Solirunbike” (Solidarity run and bike) fundraiser, 31 May 2018 International Handicap Solidarity

Participants in the “Solirunbike” (Solidarity run and bike) fundraiser, 31 May 2018 International Handicap Solidarity

The first ever “Solirunbike” (Solidarity run and bike) has raised more than €10,000.

Solirunbike featured teams of two, one disabled and one able-bodied, who between them tackled a 10km or 15km course (partly run and partly cycled) in the woods around Kockelscheuer on Thursday evening.

40 teams participated, said the event organiser--International Handicap Solidarity, a new charity backed by major names in Luxembourg’s business community--in a 3 June press release.

Proceeds will benefit Back to Sport, an NGO that helps kit out disabled athletes, and Hymne aux Enfants, a foundation that helps seriously ill children in Burkina Faso.

Athletes from Back to Sport who participated in the Solirunbike fundraising event, 31 May 2018. Sport is an effective way for those with physical disabilities to reconnect with the wider community, the group’s Carlos Ordonez Martinez told Delano prior to
Athletes from Back to Sport who participated in the Solirunbike fundraising event, 31 May 2018. Sport is an effective way for those with physical disabilities to reconnect with the wider community, the group’s Carlos Ordonez Martinez told Delano prior to the race. Photo credit: International Handicap Solidarity

According to organisers, Arend & Fischback, Arendt & Medernach, Banque du Luxembourg, Clearstream, Crea Haus, DMS, Inowai, Kneip, Leasinvest Immo Lux, Le Foyer, SGG, PeopleFirst and PwC participated in the event.

More on the event in the June print edition, out on Friday.