Each year we finish the day of the Grand Finale fundraiser with a preliminary amount of money we collected in aid of our charity. The sum is preliminary because it is based on the estimated amount raised by our volunteers, our online auctions and other means of support.
The 5-K run is an important element of the Grand Finale celebrations. Previously held in aid of raising diabetes awareness, and with the proceeds from the sale of starter packs going for the purchase of insulin pumps, it has gained popularity among runners. This year, we decided to devote a part of the proceeds to support first aid education in Poland as well as purchase insulin pumps for pregnant women with diabetes.
The run will take place on Sunday, January the 14th, 2018. As usual, 5000 runners will take part in a 5K race across Warsaw, while similar initiatives will take place across the country. You can register and purchase your starter pack for the Warsaw race online.
The most memorable image of the event is that of the runners in orange T-shirts taking to the streets of winter Warsaw, but this family-friendly event is held in different towns in the country. Different towns hold different iterations of the event, with Nordic walking competitions being the most popular among the participants.