The Hague: Hundreds run for Save the Children

This Sunday the 9th of March, families and friends from all over The Hague gathered to celebrate the 40th annual City-Pier-City race sponsored by ABN AMRO. The CPC run is the largest yearly running event in The Hague, consisting of several courses which differ in distance including the Ernst & Bobbie Children’s Run of 1K, the ABN AMRO Youth Run of 2.5K, the 5K Run The Hague and finally, the Dunea 10K Run. The route follows several stunning avenues in The Hague while following the direction of the Scheveningen coast, eventually leading back to the finish on Malieveld.

The event attracts both international and local interest as many consider the CPC run as a tradition since it took place every year since 1975 and houses the biggest school race in the Netherlands with 8,600 children participating from 83 different schools. Many families and friends make a day of the occasion, enjoying the good weather and complimentary drinks while participating in an event which supports a good cause, namely the “Save the Children” charity. CPC runners can raise money for this charity by being funded a certain amount depending on how far they run. This year 35,000 participants and thousands of spectators showed up to the event making it another successful CPC run in The Hague.

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