Rome Marathon 2024 with Isla ng Bata: more than 130 registered for the Stracittadina Fun Run with Isla!

by Mar 18 2024

Before embarking on the next long cycling solidarity ride which we will tell you about in a few weeks, Francesco – president of Isla ng Bata – is about to try his hand at another of his small great undertakings: running the marathon in Rome, the city where Isla was born . Together with him, two other marathon runners and a group of 130 supporters of our Association, who signed up for the 5 kilometer Stracittadina. The goal, as always, is to involve as many people as possible to support our activities for the children of the Philippines.
For the second consecutive year Isla ng Bata – Children’s Island will participate in the Rome Marathon through the charity program, which allows non-profit organizations to donate part of the registration fee to support their project. Last year many participated with and for Isla, but this year the participation of many friends, volunteers and supporters went beyond our expectations. More than 130 registered with Isla for the Stracittadina Fun Run, the 5 kilometer walk through the streets of central Rome which will take place on Sunday 17 March and which will welcome thousands of people from all over Italy. Seven relay teams will run for Isla and three marathon runners will cover the 42 kilometres, including our Francesco, always on the front line for the girls we welcome in our Family Home. Why participate with Isla? Because part of the registration fees for both the Stracittadina and the Staffetta and Maratona will be donated to the girls welcomed into the Family Home and will help us cover the costs necessary for their well-being. It will be a symbolic journey that starts from Rome, where Isla ng Bata was born 20 years ago and which projects us, all together, towards a different future: one made up of support, care and possibilities for the girls we take care of in this huge family.
And after the effort of the race, we will all meet together at Circus Maximus for Good Deeds Day in which Isla will take part. Search for our gazebo among the associations present at the event, we will be waiting for you to tell you about our project, let you know more about our mission and share special moments with the many volunteers and supporters present. We have also thought of the little ones, with face painting, a carefree and colorful moment to enjoy together and the delicious Solidarity Easter eggs that you can find at our stall.