"For the love of Lebanon" is the motto of this year's international marathon that will take place in Beirut on Sunday 26th November. This event started a few years ago in Lebanon and has been going on and building momentum over the years. One of the goals of this event is to raise funds for charity but the July war on Lebanon this year gives this event a new meaning as the organizers say:
The devastating war that Lebanon went through during the past summer has
been an experience of defiance, resilience and resistance for all Lebanese.
Hundreds of NGOs and Youth Groups gathered their efforts to support the urgent
needs of their community during the crucial moments. In this year's Marathon,
everyone is invited to show the world that Lebanon is still alive, vibrant and
active like never before! More than that, you are also invited to run for your
cause; promote it, raise funds for it, run for a special reason!
This Sunday we are going to run for the love of Lebanon.Update: Due to the assassination of the Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel the Marathon and other related activites have been postponed until further notice.