We missed it last year in 2017 and in 2018 we only found out about the Lausanne Olympic run at the last minute. We subscribed!
There are no dossards for the event, only the requirement that all participants wear the provided T shirt. Marcus reluctantly did so. Reluctantly because it was almost 30 degrees C and my sensitive skin needing covering meant I had to wear 2 upper body layers. I was really roasting.
The things we do for our sport.
My understanding is that the run is a celebration of the Olympic Spirit and Lausanne as Olympic capital. As such the head of the IOC gave a little pre race speech.
There was also some dignitaries present. In fact there is a big doo at the Olympic Museum just out of shot of this photograph. I know, we were not invited!
A Glorious Run
The run started at an early 17.15 which meant many working people we know could not get away in time. Nevertheless we were still a group of over 6 friends gently running together. As you can see the scenery of Lausanne is not bad.
Agata is behind Kathy pushing the buggy with Dominic freeloading inside. I mean at 3 he should be able to run 5Km right :-)
I got Dominic some Rivella after the race. After all somebody has to drink it. Dominic said he was exhausted and that being a passenger is not as easy as it looks
They even laid on some free healthy food. What a top class event
Over 1000 people participated in this celebratory event.
We took Dominic to the Sandpit to teach him some Engineering post race, he can't have it too easy right :-)
Thanks to the IOC . (International Olympic Committee) and Lausanne City and all the unpaid volunteers that helped make this fun filled run in the sun possible.