In 2012, FMO will particpate for the second time in the Roparun. This years' event will be held from 26 to 28 May. FMO's team (number 202) will start from Paris. On this site we will keep you updated on our activities before and during the event.
What is the Roparun?
The Roparun is a relay race of approximately 520 kilometres from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, in which people work as a team to give a combined sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. You could also call it an adventure for life. This is also clear from the motto, which has been the same for many years: "Add life to the days, where days can no longer be added to the life".
A Roparun team consists of a maximum of eight runners, who each run an average of about 65 kilometres, which is well over the distance of a marathon. A team must also have a minimum of two cyclists and a number of people forming a support team. This includes drivers, medics, caterers and road captains. The teams themselves are responsible for filling these roles, and, on average, a team consists of 25 people.