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UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour: Staying cool in Ouahigouya (BUR)

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It has already been a remarkable year for the Global Laser Run City Tour in Africa, with six cities in five different countries enabling 1750 people to take part in UIPM’s fastest-growing development sport.

The latest venue to join the circuit was Ouahigouya in Burkina Faso, where more than 300 racers sampled the thrill of Laser Run for the first time.

Burkina Faso’s first GLRCT will not be its last – far from it. On July 6 there will be another event in Tenkodogo, with a third instalment following in November in Bobo-Dioulasso.

A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “The first Global Laser Run City Tour in Burkina Faso was a great success.

“We were blessed to have cool weather all day, a very large number of participants who were highly motivated, the great determination on the side of the organisers and the commitment of the technical supervisors.

“Our outlook is the effective creation of a Pentathlon club in Ouahigouya, and a project to organise a Laser Run competition before the national championship.”

The GLRCT was created in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.

About 100 cities have been selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the Biathle/Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.

In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships will be incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run is also on the programme for the 1st World Urban Games.

In December, Laser Run and Triathle will both feature for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

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