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The Heart Race
30 March 2016 - 3 April 2016
Over 4 days and 4 nights, an international team of transplant patients, in conjunction with several dozen other runners, will run in relays to cover the 750 km which separate Paris and les Arcs with a single objective: to play a part in raising public awareness of organ donation.
The Heart Race in figures:
> A 750 km foot race in relays non-stop over 4 days and 4 nights between Paris and Les Arcs
> Between 15 and 18 teams of 14 runners including 1 team of transplant patients (heart, liver, kidney, lungs, bone marrow, …)
> More than 200 towns and villages passed through by a caravan of more than 100 vehicles
> Stages of 10 to 60 km and special stages: roller blades, bike and run, flying relays, etc.
> More than 140 volunteers to look after the runners
> Entertainers and musicians to support the runners
> A publicity team to promote and raise awareness of organ donation along the whole course
> A specific operation to raise awareness of organ donation for children, clowns and a theatre troupe, as part of the « 10,000 hearts for the hospital ».
Throughout the day of 03 April 2016 there will be a number of entertainments and awareness-raising exercises for all age groups.