UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: Party in the park in Kharkiv (UKR)
The fourth Global Laser Run City Tour to be held in Ukraine in 2018 took place on the running track in the heart of Kharkiv’s Golden Pony Award-winning city park on September 23.
With a military orchestra playing the national anthem, more than 300 competitors from six regions of the country and good weather conditions, it was a perfect day for new and established Laser Run athletes to test their skills in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
State modern pentathlon coach Konstantin Lavrenchuk said: “I want to thank UIPM for their help and efforts in the development of Laser Run worldwide. I also thank the Ukrainian Modern Pentathlon Federation and the local organising committee for preparing and all participants and visitors for taking part.”
A spokesperson for the local organizing committee added: “It was a wonderful day and Kharkiv successfully presented Laser Run to the visitors and to the city population. At the end of the day more then 300 athletes, coaches and volunteers left the venue in a good mood and with a big desire to repeat this success next year.”
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 fourth edition of which recently took in Dublin (IRL).
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