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The Vienna City Marathon 2015 runs with the Motto of “We are Europe”


2015-03-30 11:05:49

The “Carpet For Europe”, a joint art work of more than 1000 runners in support of VCM charity, will be displayed at the Vienna Sports World [more]

Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer supports "We Are Europe". Picture: VCM / Leo Hagen Reigning VCM champion Anna Hahner called for action in a video message

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The Vienna City Marathon 2015 runs with the Motto of “We are Europe”



The “Carpet For Europe”, a joint art work of more than 1000 runners in support of VCM charity, will be displayed at the Vienna Sports World

Running as an expression of peaceful co-existence and personal freedom, independent of nation, religion, political opinion and skin colour: the Vienna City Marathon puts this experience at the forefront with its new theme for the year, [We are Europe].

“The marathon with its origins in ancient Greek legend, is a European idea. We want to emphasise how running can bring people together internationally with our theme for the coming year. The Vienna City Marathon is not only about getting people on the move in a sporting sense but also emotionally and with their stories,” explained the VCM race director Wolfgang Konrad.

Carpet for Europe: A joint art work of more than 1000 runners

As an expression of the theme for the year of “We are Europe” the VCM has started the charity initiative “Carpet for Europe”. In autumn 2014 we launched a campaign to donate old running T-shirts. We were overwhelmed by the wide support in the running community. Reigning VCM champion Anna Hahner put a video message on the web and called to action. Austrian federal president Heinz Fischer helped the project and donated a shirt in a public reception. Altogether we received more than 1000 T-shirts of runners from Austria, many European countries and even from Argentina, Brazil and the USA.

With the help of the Behindertenhilfe Korneuburg, an institution to support disabled people near Vienna, T-shirts were woven into a giant, multi-coloured “Carpet for Europe.” Overall it has 42 meters of length. The carpet will be displayed at the Vienna Sports World in April. Afterwards it will be auctioned for VCM charity. In this way, running as a symbol for peaceful co-existence, independent of nation, religion and skin colour has got a visible symbol.

A big thank you to everybody who supported this project!

[Carpet for Europe]


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