Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that a torch run is organized in the heart of Budapest in order to support the idea of hosting the Olympic Games in Hungary, in 2024. The first 3000 people to register will be able to run the 2024m lap of honour.
An extraordinary sporting event is held on June 22: in honour of the Olympic Day a torch run is organized at the coast of the Danube on the Pest side. The event is going to happen in the evening, when it is all lighted up. Resembling a festival, music and sporting events will entertain the visitors at the same time, yet, the main spectacle will be reminding everyone about Budapest being a candidate city for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.
That will be nothing other than a torch run of 2024 metres in the heart of the capital at 9:30 pm, June 22. The organizers prepare modern torches, that is, lightning rods, bracelets and other bright things. The shining set will start off at the Margaret Bridge on the Pest side and their route will include the gorgeously lighted Parliament, the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle and the Liberty Statue, to make sure everyone gets stunned by the end of the run.
The participants of the night run will all receive a medal and may recall the memorable moments of the event together. Importantly, registration for the run is free of charge, and the first 3000 people to successfully register will have the opportunity to take on their running shoes and fulfill the Budapest 2024 lap of honour to celebrate the Olympic Games.
The organizers encourage everyone to join the event and support the application of Hungary, for hosting the Olympics, together. Besides, it will be recorded, therefore, all kinds of illuminated accessories, torches and headlights can be brought. The aim is to light up Budapest in the night as much as possible.
Moreover, spectators to root for the runners, supporting Hungarian sports are welcomed at the event as well: there are several programmes that will make sure that the visitors have a great time. For instance, the Hungary-Portugal match of EURO2016 will be streamed at a huge screen from 6pm on the Pest side of the Margaret Bridge.
Later a Hungarian musician, Deniz gets in charge of entertaining the people from 8pm, also debuting his song called Halhatatlanok (Immortals), which was written in honour of the Olympians. Deniz’s concert will be followed by the inevitable and important warm-up, led by Réka Rubint, and then the running shall start.
Further information with the platform of registering shall be found on the site of the event.
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