Renaissance and UNICEF Run #foreverychild

If You Can Dream It You Can Do It!

Being a part of the Run #foreverychild Team is not only about running and sports achievements. It's about caring for children, their future, dreams & aspirations.

If you have donated 40+ BYN, we are hoping to see you on Saturday (8 September) at the Renaissance Minsk Hotel (Dzerjinskij avenue 1E) at the Arborea Restaurant at 19:00 for the Pasta Party!

Make your contribution into the future #foreverychild

Join the Team!

On 9 September, our team is going to join Minsk Half-Marathon 2018 to run #foreverychild. In 2017, with your active support, we managed to fundraise more than 2 000 BYN to support UNICEF work in Belarus. More than fifty people were running to help every child believe that his or her dreams can come true. 

In 2018 we have bigger dreams. And we need twice the size of the last year's team - 100 people running #foreverychild. If you support our work and want to help us do it, join our team to support every child with your donation and real action.

Looking forward to seeing you running #foreverychild with us!
 

How to become a part of Renaissance-UNICEF team #foreverychild?

Step 1. Go to Minsk Half-Marathon 2018 website and register. Fill in the team name "Renaissance-UNICEF #foreverychild" in the corresponding registration form line. If you have already registered, skip this step and move to Step 2.

Step 2. Make a donation (details below) and become a part of the team!
 

Support us as an individual runner:

By donating

20 BYN you receive a UNICEF bracelet, a sticker pack, and a Renaissance Minsk Hotel healthy set

30 BYN – a UNICEF bracelet, Renaissance-UNICEF team t-shirt, a sticker pack, and a Renaissance Minsk Hotel healthy set

40 BYN – a UNICEF bracelet, Renaissance-UNICEF team t-shirt, an invitation to the Renaissance Minsk Hotel Pasta Party, and a Renaissance Minsk Hotel healthy set
 
Support us as a partner:

By making a monetary contribution for 400+ BYN, you will receive a place for your logo on www.unicef.by/run in partners’ section, two invitations for the Renessaince Minsk Hotel Pasta Party, Renaissance-UNICEF team t-shirt, and memorable souvenirs from the Renaissance Minsk Hotel & UNICEF Belarus.

By donating 800+ BYN, you will receive a place for your logo on www.unicef.by/run in partners’ section and on the leaflets (in case of early engagement), two invitations for the Renessaince Minsk Hotel Pasta Party, Renaissance-UNICEF team t-shirt, and memorable souvenirs from the Renaissance Minsk Hotel & UNICEF Belarus.

Run Minsk Half Marathon #foreverychild

From London to Berlin to New York, running a marathon takes a lot of training and commitment. Make sure your day means even more by raising money to protect child's rights in Belarus together with the Renaissance Minsk Hotel and UNICEF.

Fill in the form, make your donation #foreverychild and become one of our Renaissance-UNICEF team members!

It is possible to donate 20 BYN (10 USD), 30 BYN (15 USD), 40 BYN (20 USD) or any other amount which you are ready to give #foreverychild. Please scroll up to see what you can receive by donating a certain amount!

Please keep in mind that in accordance with the Belarusian law we could accept money only in Belarusian rubles. The rate is approximately 1 BYN = 0.5 USD

Minsk Half Marathon 2018 #foreverychild

9 September 2018

09.00 - 15.30

Pobeditelei ave, 5

Day Before Race: PASTA PARTY from Renaissance Minsk Hotel

All runners know: before a long run, you need to charge yourself with carbohydrates. Therefore, on the eve of the half-marathon, Renaissance Minsk Hotel will treat all members of our team with traditional Pasta Party. All those who donated 30 BYN and more will receive free team T-shirts, as well as other surprises and gifts from UNICEF and Renaissance Minsk Hotel.

Race Day: Team #ForEveryChild

Running as a team is always more exciting, especially when you run not only for the sake of a medal, but also to help children. Supporting your friends and family together with a big team is also a very special experience, which fills both runners and fans with positive emotions and impressions. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Half-Marathon on 9 September!

Before and After: donate for the better future for children in belarus

Why We Are Running:

Dirk Vlierboom

Renaissance Minsk Hotel General Manager

In October 1999 the executive team of my hotel was challenged by one of my colleagues to Run the London Marathon in 2000. I though to myself – why not, so I started to train. However in the UK this is a very good way to raise much needed money for Non-Government funded research into diseases/illnesses etc. Unfortunately my sister at the age of 35 was diagnosed with MND (motor Neurone Disease) so I contacted the association and volunteered to run the London Marathon. I was accepted and had to raise a minimum of 2500 GBP Sterling. I did the run and afterwards said I would never run again. How wrong I was, the next year I was watching the London Marathon on TV and my mind told me – I needed to do another one….So I started running again. Since then for the MND Association (on behalf of my sister, mother and a very good friend who all passed away from MND) I have raised about 35,000.00 GBP Sterling with 2 marathons and 3 x 100KM runs.

Why do I do it – I enjoy it, it is not always easy but once you start it feels good and once you finish your run you feel great and it keeps me fit.

I saw there was the Minsk Marathon in September and knew I wanted to do this (I have tried to do at least 1 in each of the cities I have lived). I was also speaking with Rasheed from UNICEF and thought this may be a great way for us to raise awareness and funds for the very important work UNICEF does in Belarus. I discussed it and we agreed we should try. I discussed it with my colleagues and am absolutely thrilled and proud that the Renaissance Minsk will have more than 10 runners doing 5, 10 and 21 KM. With the UNICEF team we should have more than 20 runners.

Last year: Run #forevery child 2017