The Via Francigena is also a path of solidarity. The Association of Social Promotion Amici of the Via Francigena of Pietrasanta has indeed decided to donate the proceeds of the first edition of the Francigena Tuscany Marathon to three associations active in the area.
The event of last September 24th 2017, organized in collaboration with Lucca Ospitale and the Arciconfraternita della Misericordia of Lucca, has had a success beyond all expectations: 2000 participants, coming from all over Italy, have invaded the paths of Versilia and Lucchesia, walking from Pietrasanta on the ancient Via Francigena route.
The Friends of the Via Francigena Pietrasanta association has decided to donate what remained from the proceedings of the Francigena Tuscany Marathon to the ATMO Onlus Association for Bone Marrow Transplantation, the AIPD Versilia Italian Association of for people with Down’s syndrome and the Casa del Pellegrino Valpromaro.
The donation ceremony will take place on the 16th December at 12:00 in Pietrasanta, at the Chiostro di Sant'Agostino Sala dell'Annunziata. The morning program also includes a activity for elementary and middle school children between the ages of 8 and 14. From 10 am to 12 noon a small Urban Orienteering event will be held, organised with the technical collaboration of GS Orienteering Folgore. At the end of the morning, a short refreshment for children will take place, organised with the precious collaboration of AVIS Versilia.
The program in detail:
9:30 - Registration for Urban Orienteering (open to children aged 8 to 14, up to 150 participants)
10:00 - Urban Orienteering with the technical collaboration of GS Orienteering Folgore
12:00 - Ceremony for donations. Presentation of activities of the individual associations and videos on the Francigena Tuscany Marathon by the Gruppo Fotografico Versiliese and the Tramonti Italiani Group
12:30 – Short refreshment break by AVIS Versilia
The second edition of the Francigena Tuscany Marathon will take place on the 30th September 2018, more information on the website: www.francigenatuscanymarathon.it