Last Sunday, in great weather conditions, participants of the Erasmus Charity Run have raised an amount of 16.660 euros. During this running event, official part of the Rotterdam Marathon, participants raise money to provide talented students with financial support. The raised amount is an all-time high since the first race in 2016.
Despite the low temperature for the time of the year, the blistering spring sun colored participants’ faces pink and red as they gathered at the stairs of Erasmus University College. Here, they picked up their t-shirts and joined a short warming up. After that, students, employees, alumni and friends of EUR started their races.
Like every year, participants raise money to support talented students. Leading up to the race, students like Atakan and Jin-Kyu shared their story as recipients of a scholarship. For the runners, stories like these make their effort really concrete. “Everyone should have the chance to get good education” says Ivana Zecevic, participant of the ¼ marathon. “It’s a really excellent opportunity to contribute to a good cause, while also having fun.”
The race started as an initiative by Erasmus School of Economics in 2013 and exists as a collaboration between EUR and Erasmus Trustfonds since 2016. The existing record for highest raised amount was broken, despite of the shortened run-up to the race after the postponed Rotterdam Marathon of 2021. The amount of 16.660 euros will be handed over to Erasmus Trustfonds. Kim Elferink, responsible for organizing the race, looks back on a wonderful Sunday. “We are very proud of all our runners and donors. They have helped make dreams come true – and the atmosphere was amazing!”