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A special mass run over 2,024 meters will mark the climax of the Olympic Day celebrations in Paris at the end of this month.
The symbolic distance event on June 23 is intended to “remotivate Parisians and the entire French public for the upcoming Olympic Games,” said Pierre Rabadan Le Parisien, Deputy Mayor of Paris City Hall.
“[The] The Paris Olympics begin in the fall after the Tokyo Paralympics.
“We wanted to address the broadest possible audience, adults and children.”
It starts from the Pont d’Iéna, the bridge that connects the Eiffel Tower on the left bank with the Trocadéro district on the right bank, to the temporary Grand Palais, which was built on the Champ-de-Mars, the end of Paris in 2024.
Runners in the special 2,024-meter run must adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols © Getty Images
The event is open to anyone who registers on the Paris 2024 official website.
Due to COVID-19, special measures apply, including the start of runners in waves of 500 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Participants must keep a distance of two meters and wear face masks.
The event will be the centerpiece of the annual Olympic Day celebrations to mark the birth of Baron Pierre Coubertin, founder of the Modern Olympic Games.
But there will be an opportunity to try other Olympic and Paralympic sports.