UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: Pakistan joins the circuit in Lahore
Pakistan has become the latest country to join the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour circuit after a successful first outing in the city of Lahore on November 8, 2018.
One of the central aims of the GLRCT is to introduce UIPM Sports to urban populations who would otherwise have no access to the multi-sport movement. With a sprawling population of 11 million, Lahore was the ideal place for the Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation (PMPF) to launch Laser Run to new communities.
The event at Punjab Football Stadium attracted 254 participants, with athletes coming from various schools and colleges.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “All the athletes participated with great enthusiasm. School officials were encouraged to participate in an inter-school championship that will be organized by PMPF in future.
“Many athletes offered to join PMPF as elite players and the UIPM Technical Official worked very hard to ensure the event was successfully conducted.”
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, the fifth edition of which will take place in September 2019 in Budapest (HUN) in conjunction with the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships.
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