The 230 million won raised by more than 30,000 participants in the ‘2011 We Run Seoul 10K’ will be donated to nurture the development of talent among low-income families’ children, support migrant workers’ medical costs, and perform heart surgery for children.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it is going to donate 230 million won or 50% of the entry fees for the ‘2011 We Run Seoul 10K, which was co-sponsored by Seoul and NIKE in October 2011, to the Seoul Welfare Foundation, Global Village, and Korea Heart Foundation.
The ‘We Run Seoul 10K’ is part of a global running festival that has been held in sixteen major cities around the world, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Buenos Aires, since 2008 in a style that suits the characteristics of each city.
In Seoul, the event was held between Gwanghwamun and Yeouido, where more than 30,000 people ran the 10km race and enjoyed an extravagant musical festival at the destination.
The runners designated the charity organization of their choice upon registration in line with the purpose of the event, ‘Joy through Sharing’. The event succeeded in promoting both a healthy life style and a donation culture.