Luxembourg’s 1st Race for the Cure
Run Pink, Walk Pink 2019
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 10:00 -13:00
What’s it all About
The Race for the Cure® is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising breast cancer event ever created. ThinkPinkLux in collaboration with ThinkPinkEurope brings the Race for the Cure® to Luxembourg for the first time with the warm and wonderful support of the Ville d’Echternach and Echternach Youth Hostel.
The event is a non-competitive walk or run during which, all the participants celebrate life, show their support to survivors and remember the ones who are unfortunately no longer here. Getting out on the day, walking or running is the easy bit, harder is that participants are required to raise funds for projects in research, education or that directly support those with cancer.
Eighty percent of all funds raised will remain in Luxembourg and go towards our research projects at the Luxembourg Institute of Health. The remaining 20% will go to ThinkPinkEurope for a community project. It is widely accepted that early detection and prompt, effective treatment saves lives but there are huge differences in services in Europe, therefore, funding may be awarded to services to provide free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services in regions where they are lacking.
The Luxembourg Race for the Cure is a 5.5 km run, walk, stroll for people of all ages and abilities. You win simply by taking part on the day, wearing as much PINK as you can muster. You can participate as an individual or in a team.
Team Registration @ €12 per person (minimum 10 persons)
Individual registration @ €15 per person
Same day registration @ €17.50 per person
Children under 10 years old are FREE
Register as a team
Teams are the heart and the soul of the event. A team can be as big as you want and should be a minimum of 10 participants.
Register as a Team Captain and create your team. Recruit your team through Email, social media or in person but contact everyone you know and invite them to race and fundraise with you. Motivate your friends, family and colleagues. Invite sports teams, business associates, survivors, children, special interest groups, neighbours, the young and the old, the more the merrier. Each team member chooses whether to walk or run. Children can also be added as part of a team. Once registered it’s time to start fundraising. The team can raise funds together or team participants can raise funds individually.
You only pay €12 per person
Your T-Shirts will be all together in one package
It’s fun to be in a team
Every Euro you raise makes a difference
As a team you make a bigger impact
Register online for €15 in advance and enjoy a fantastic day! Children under 10 years old can participate for free. Dogs are also welcome at the Race! Registration is not necessary.
EARLY T-SHIRT PICK UP
To improve the sustainability of the event, there will not be any individual or team bibs. Each registered participant will receive a special Luxembourg Race for the Cure T-Shirt. Team Captains will be able to pick up the T-Shirts for their Teams on Wednesday 16 October and on Thursday 17 October at a time place still to be confirmed. We will send out an email reminder to all Team Captains in advance. Avoiding stress and queues on the day.
By CAR: there is free parking both at the Parking du Lac and at the Echternach Youth Hostel.
By PUBLIC TRANSPORT: there are many options, check out https://www.mobiliteit.lu/
By BICYCLE: if you are feeling energetic, there is a direct cycle route from Luxembourg City to the Echternach Lake.
REGISTRATION and T-Shirt Pickup
Registration opens at 09:00 on Sunday 20 October 2019, at the Echternach Youth Hostel.
There are no race bibs for this event; this we believe helps reduce the amount of waste associated with the event, improving its sustainability. Each registered participant is entitled to a dedicated Luxembourg Race for the Cure 2019 T-Shirt which is available at the registration point.
START AND FINISH
The Luxembourg Race for the Cure 2019 will start at 10:00 and the course will close at 13:00.
Water will be available at the Echternach Youth Hostel. Please bring your own reusable bottles. Drinks can also be purchased at the Echternach Youth Hostel or at the appropriately named Lakeside Cafe.
Toilets will be available at the Echternach Youth Hostel and at two further public facilities located on the race course around the lake. In order to reduce the environmental impact of the event, we have decided not use any additional temporary toilets.
How it all works
our commitment to SUSTAINABILITY
We would like to be as environmentally friendly as possible so we will not be using bibs, balloons, single use plastics, disposables or chemical toilets. Rubbish bins will be provided but we hope there will be very little in them.
Water will not be provided so please bring your own reusable bottle which can be refilled at the youth hostel. Drinks can also be purchased at the youth hostel or the café on the lake.
Public toilets are located around the lake and in the youth hostel.
An event t- shirt is included in the participation fee. Please provide the correct size when registering. However, if you do not want a T-shirt for environmental reasons that’s ok, we just ask that you wear a white T shirt or a previous ThinkPinkLux one.
ready to Volunteer?
This event is only possible thanks to many helping hands. If you would like to help us as a volunteer on Saturday 19th October and/or on Sunday 20th October with building and disassembling the material, organising packages, registration, etc. we would love to hear from you. We welcome any and all fun-loving, enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable individuals who are willing to contribute to the success of this important event.
Alternatively, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and experience an unforgettable day within a fantastic team!
READY to be a sponsor?
If you would like to sponsor all or any part of the event we would also love to hear from you. Think Pink Lux is small group of volunteers, none of whom receive any payment for their contribution. Sponsorship helps cover the inevitable costs associated with setting up and running the event, such as the t-shirts, events insurance and signs.
Alternatively, please send us an email at email@example.com with your details and join us for an unforgettable day within a fantastic team!