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Global Laser-Run City Tour 2018: Germany embraces movement in Darmstadt

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Laser-Run was created to make the UIPM Sports movement more accessible to people from communities across the world, increasing participation numbers and giving more aspiring athletes a pathway to Modern Pentathlon.

Every time an established Modern Pentathlon country embraces Laser-Run for the first time, it proves the effectiveness of this integrated approach and, on June 10, the Global Laser-Run City Tour arrived in Germany.

The regional Hessian Association for Modern Pentathlon (HVMF) was the organiser of the German “premiere”, welcoming more athletes from five European countries to the stadium of the Technical University in Darmstadt.

Participants took part in ten age groups from Under-11 to Masters 60+ and the athletes came from Russia, Switzerland, Italy and France as well as the host nation. The most successful team was the SSF Bonn, followed by Switzerland’s female squad.

UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann (also President of the HVMF) and Mayor Rafael Reisser both praised the success of the event and stated a willingness that it should be repeated in Darmstadt 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.

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