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CERN Relay Race: a great success!

On Thursday May 19, the traditional relay race was held at CERN, organised jointly by the Running Club and the CERN Staff Association.

In spite of the less than optimal weather, the 127 registered teams were not discouraged. Warmed by their efforts on the roads of CERN, the participants were able to withstand the chilly May weather.

The start signal for the race was given by our Director General, demonstrating the interest in this event at the highest level of the Organization. Thank you for this much appreciated commitment! Can we hope for next year to see a team from the Directorate in the race?

The many spectators who had come to cheer on the runners could also visit the stalls staffed by a few clubs and some of Interfon’s commercial partners. Refreshment and food stands contributed to the friendly atmosphere.

The organisation of such an event requires however a substantial investment in order to cover all aspects of logistics, from preparation before the race, to the actual establishment of the activities and stalls; and all this in compliance with CERN rules and for the Safety of participants and public. A heartfelt thank you goes to the members of the Inform-Action Commission of the CERN Staff Association, and especially to Corinne Vetele and Patrick Blaise. We would also like to extend a particular thank you to the HSE Unit and to the CERN firefighters for their participation as runners and guardian angels.

Finally we shall honor the Running Club for their commitment to this race; its success year after year is a highlight of CERN’s social life.

Please find all the results of the race on the website of the running club:

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the raffle organized by the Staff Association in partnership with Interfon. You can find the list of the winners on our Facebook page:

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