UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: Laser Run craze sweeps across Pakistan
After its first outing in Lahore, Pakistan has organized two more editions of the Global Laser Run City Tour, ending the year on a high and providing opportunities for hundreds of UIPM Sports enthusiasts.
Peshawar hosted a GLRCT on 25 November, with young athletes from a number of schools taking part.
The region’s Director of Sports, Khyber Pakhtnkhwa, was the VIP guest and he presented athletes with medals and prize money before thanking the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and urging the community to organize more UIPM Sports events to provide opportunities for sport and activity in the region.
A spokesperson for the LOC said: “The athletes from different schools participated with great enthusiasm and school officials also loved the LRCT activity. They loved it because of its simple look and energetic activity.”
On 17 December, Karachi followed suit with more than 300 athletes drawn from schools, colleges and football and cricket clubs taking part in the GLRCT at Tipu Sultan sports ground in North Nazimabad.
The Karachi Laser Run City Tour was organized by Sindh Modern Pentathlon under the aegis of the Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation.
Medals and trophies were presented by Sindh Modern Pentathlon’s President, SM Afzal Zaidi, and Secretary General Ahmed Ali Rajput, who said: “Laser Run is a very exciting and emerging sport in Karachi, Pakistan. We are happy to see a very large gathering of sports players and athletes in a very peaceful environment.”
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 fifth edition of which will take place in September 2019 in Budapest (HUN) in conjunction with the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships.
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