UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour: Tarragona (ESP) hosts European opener
After two events in Africa kickstarted the season, Spain hosted the first European leg of the UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour in the Catalan city of Tarragona.
Using the facilities created for the 2018 Mediterranean Games, Tarragona (ESP) created excellent conditions for Laser Run with more than 150 participants competing, many of them experiencing the UIPM’s fastest-growing sport for the first time.
The event on March 10 was organized by the Catalan Federation of Modern Pentathlon and the Tarragona Pentathlon Club, with support from the Spanish Modern Pentathlon Federation and a number of sporting bodies from the Catalan region.
Medals were presented by Maria Elisa Vedrina of the Tarragona Sports Council, Tarragona Pentathlon Club President Pedro Otto and Xavier Lechuga of the Catalan Federation.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “Tarragona hosted its first Global Laser Run City Tour in an ideal setting at the facilities of the Mediterranean Games 2018, and a sunny and amazing day was made more pleasant still for all families and participants.
“A total of more than 150 participants of all ages competed and enjoy finishing the event being for many of them their first time. Great job!”
The Global Laser Run City Tour was created in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.
Another 100 cities have been selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the Biathle/Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.
In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships will be incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run is also on the programme for the 1st World Urban Games.
In December, Laser Run and Triathle will both feature for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
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