The 29th Roparun will start on Saturday 30 May 2020. A unique relay race from Paris and Bremen to Rotterdam with a special goal: to raise money to improve the living conditions of cancer patients.
Each year the proceeds are going entirely to the Roparun Foundation. With these proceeds, projects and initiatives can be realized which can support terminally ill cancer patients in the last period of their life.
What is Roparun?
The Roparun is a running event in which a team, of eight runners, will run from Paris or Bremen to Rotterdam in the weekend of Pentecost. Their goal is, raising money for the Roparun Foundation.
Roparun is a derivative from Rotterdam-Paris Run. The course is more than 520 kilometers long. From 1992 to 2003 the route ran from Rotterdam to Paris. Since 2004 the route has been reversed, from Paris to Rotterdam. From 2012 to 2020 there was also a Roparun being organized from Hamburg to Rotterdam. In 2020 Bremen is the new starting location in Germany.
The projects of the Roparun Foundation
The Roparun Foundation supports initiatives of several hospitals, such as the Daniel den Hoed Clinic, the Emma Children’s Hospital, Sophia Children’s Hospital and other hospitals in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany.
The foundation also offers cancer patients and their families a weekend or week in one of the cottages of Center Parcs. Where they can enjoy themselves, free of charge, and spend some time together. In the context of palliative care, various institutions receive support in setting up their departments. Thanks to the support of the Roparun Foundation, several hospices and walk-in houses have been opened and furnished.
Read here more information about the goals of the Roparun foundation.