9000 Middle-Schoolers Run in Support of Their Peers Who Can't

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6. May 2011

Roughly 9000 middle-schoolers came out yesterday across the country to run in support of children with disabilities. Relay races took place in 19 cities, with the most attendants – over 1400 – participating in Pärnu.

This year, all proceeds of the fundraising campaign prior to the race went to the Haapsalu Neurological Rehabilitation Center to help it acquire specially designed exercise equipment for training the muscles of disabled children, reported ERR News.

Each school could register an unlimited number of teams consisting of eight members, who all had to run a 200-meter relay race distance. Winners were not determined, as participation was what counted, organizers said.

In Tallinn, the racers were greeted by the President of the Republic, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.