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600 little islanders run for a good cause


On the morning of Friday, 27 April, more than 600 children from the island of Pag raced toward Pag’s central square to participate in Run Croatia’s second annual charity run. They came from schools all over the island, ranging in age from six to 18. After transversing a bridge, dashing through a narrow cobblestone alley and crossing the finish line, they flocked to Red Cross donation sites set up in front of the Church of the Assumption. 

This year the run raised 8544 kuna to support Ena Škoda, 9, and Martina Sabolić, 12, Pag locals who suffer from health issues.
“It was wonderful to see so many children who want to help their friends,” said Vesna Karavanić, Director of the Tourist Board of Pag. “And at the same time, it’s important for our children to understand the importance of sporting activities.”
At the finish line, kids enjoyed chocolate milk, water and sweets provided by sponsors Studena, Kraš and DukatFit, and watched a dance performance by KISSA, an island-wide organization promoting community through dance.
Run Croatia hopes to continue hosting the children’s charity run next year. It falls in tandem with their larger run on Pag, an International Half Marathon, which took place on 29 April.

Author: Melody Bartholomew

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