UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: New sport meets Old Town in Riga (LAT)
In the Old Town of Riga, a new sporting phenomenon established itself on September 1 as athletes of all ages raced each other through urban parks and historic squares.
The UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour has found another new host in the capital of Latvia, where more than 100 participants from various regions of the country tried Laser Run for the first time.
The competition took place within the framework of the popular Riga Sports Night, an initiative organized by the Riga Municipality in cooperation with sponsors.
Many Latvian sports federations participated and the Latvia Modern Pentathlon Federation was represented alongside sports federations such as athletics and triathlon.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “The UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour is a great opportunity to promote Modern Pentathlon sports and a great opportunity to make opportunities visible for everyone.
“We were glad to see that children, adults, the families and Masters athletes participated in the event. We look forward to organising UIPM Laser Run events in future.”
The UIPM Global Laser-Run City Tour was created in 2017 to deliver an exciting, dynamic and fun competition to participants of all ages and offer them an entry point to UIPM Sports.
The Global LRCT took place in parks, stadiums and iconic urban venues in 60 cities around the world in 2017, with more than 15,000 participants. There are about 100 events scheduled in 2018.
Laser-Run is a development sport of UIPM but aspiring athletes of all ages also have the chance to compete for global titles at the UIPM Laser-Run World Championships, which are taking place in Dublin (IRL) on September 28-30, 2018. You can register for the open division here and view the invitation to National Federations here.
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