EL Sponsors Participation in the Belfius Brussels Half Marathon – EL Running Team

As participation in sport and physical activity in Europe is stagnating, and even declining in some EU Member States, The European Lotteries (EL) decided to be an active and proud partner of the European Commission in the European Week of Sport.

 

The European Week of Sport is an important initiative launched in 2015 by Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, which seeks to inspire European citizens to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

The third edition of the European Week of Sport took place from 23-30 September 2017 and it was a week to remember: 32 countries, 34 000 events, 12 million participants. Europeans everywhere took on the #BeActive challenge and embraced opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity.

In line with this spirit, and in addition to several policy-oriented events happening in Brussels, EL decided to create its own running team to take part in the Belfius Brussels Half Marathon.

EL sponsored the registration fee for the runners in its team and provided them with the EL Running Team T-Shirt to wear the day of the event, showing again its commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. More than 30 runners, including representatives from EU institutions and stakeholders joined the EL running team on 1 October and celebrated physical activity in a unique setting.

It was a long 21 km run but with  the right motivation and with such great company it was a pleasure, with a team-best result of 1h 36 minutes a record to improve upon in the coming years. EL will keep supporting the European Week of Sport and all similar initiatives, so put your running shoes on and start training for next year’s edition, the EL running team is waiting for you!

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EL sponsorise la participation au semi-marathon Belfius à Bruxelles

La troisième édition de la Semaine européenne du sport a eu lieu du 23 au 30 septembre 2017 et ce fut une semaine inoubliable. 32 pays, 34 000 événements, 12 millions de participants. Partout en Europe, on a célébré la semaine européenne du sport et le challenge #BeActive pour saisir l’occasion de prendre part à des activités sportives.

C’est dans cet esprit qu’EL, en dehors des différents événements politiques qui se déroulent à Bruxelles, a décidé de monter sa propre équipe pour participer au semi-marathon Belfius à Bruxelles. Plus de 30 coureurs, dont des représentants des institutions européennes et des parties prenantes, se sont joint à l’équipe de course EL le 1er octobre et ont eu plaisir de célébrer l’activité physique dans un cadre unique.

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Participación de los patrocinadores de EL en la media maratón de Belfius Brussels Half Marathon — equipo de corredores de EL

La tercera edición de la Semana Europea del Deporte tuvo lugar del 23 al 30 de septiembre de 2017 y fue una semana para el recuerdo: 32 países, 34.000 eventos y 12 millones de participantes. Europeos de todas partes aceptaron el reto #BeActive y abrazaron la oportunidad de practicar deporte y actividad física.

En línea con este espíritu, además de los diferentes eventos de Bruselas centrados en políticas, EL decidió crear su propio equipo de corredores para participar en la Belfius Brussels Half Marathon. Más de 30 corredores, incluyendo representantes de instituciones de la UE y accionistas, se unieron al equipo de corredores de EL el 1 de octubre y tuvieron el placer de celebrar la actividad física en un escenario único.

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EL nimmt am Belfius Brussels Halbmarathon teil – Die Laufmannschaft von EL

Die dritte Ausgabe der europäischen Sportwoche fand vom 23. bis zum 30. September 2017 statt und es ein wahrlich denkwürdiges Ereignis! 32 Länder, 34.000 Veranstaltungen, 12 Millionen Teilnehmer. Europäer überall stellten sich der #BeActive-Challenge und nahmen die Gelegenheit war, sich sportlich zu betätigen.

In diesem Sinne schickte EL sein Team in das Rennen um den Sieg im Belfius Brussels Halbmarathon, der zeitgleich mit verschiedenen politischen Veranstaltungen in Brüssel ausgetragen wurde. Die EL-Laufmannschaft bestand am 1. Oktober aus mehr als 30 Läufern, darunter auch Vertreter von EU-Institutionen und Interessengruppen, die sportliche Betätigung in einer einzigartigen Umgebung genießen durften.

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