On 21 June, Podisti da Marte – a group of unstoppable running enthusiasts who each month run for a different charity – will entertain onlookers as they run through the city wearing fancy dress (each mission has its own dress code). Their aim is to bring a smile to passersby with their crazy antics. Scheduled meeting time for the race is 7pm in front of Castello Sforzesco with the actual race starting at 7.30pm and ending at 8.30pm. Participation is free and, anyone wishing to do so, can make a donation to Onlus. For more information visit www.podistidamarte.it
Thanks to them, when making hotel reservations, guests can also reserve the services of a personal runner who will thus guarantee that they enjoy a safe, fun-filled outing. What’s more this is also a good opportunity to make new friends in Milan with the same interests.
These are the friends that all of us would like to have when visiting a foreign country. Their services run an extraordinary gamut. They are travel consultants, personal and business expiditers, social advisers, confidential secretaries and handymen. Because they specialize in so many areas, they can advise or help solve any problem that might beset the international traveler. Golden Key concierge are also in the know about charities and will thus be able to spread the word about Run in Milan throughout the city, sharing their knowledge not only with the most demanding, but also the most generous guests.
Since 1978, LILT has instituted an Assistance Service for young cancer patients that provides home from home accommodation for families residing outside Milan. Families are thus able to stay together, close to their child, and offer each other essential support during a difficult, distressing time. LILT runs 3 Guest Houses which, in 2011, provided 2,200 overnight stays for 250 children. Thanks to the contribution given by runners, Run in Milan pledges to cover the cost of one Guest House for 2012. At any given moment, our readers will have a chance to check the progress of the fund raising initiative on a dedicated website.
For the moment, although the Run in Milan service is only available at a number of select hotels, it will soon be extended to all hotels affiliated with the Where Milan circuit.