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The Sokol Run of the Republic is an annual celebration of the founding of Czechoslovakia, a tradition that started a year after the state was founded when it gained its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire on October 28, 1918. Thus this October we continued the annual Sokol Run tradition.
A hot novelty of this year was the original medal designed by sculptor and athlete Jakub Flejšar. He was able to connect the world of art and sports, thanks to which all competitors took home a unique metal medal after the finish, which could be used, for example, as a brooch, pendant, or another fashion accessory in the shape of our national tree symbol, linden leaf. Children received beautiful medals made out of ash wood.
On the day of the race, we had pleasant weather, and as is our tradition event started as a mass start. We ran the first half of the race together, and the second, everybody raced to finish with their top speed. The race winners were Milan Steen and Jana Robinson. All did their best and were fair, following Sokol values listed on their numbers: Sport-Obcanstvi-Komunita-Osobnost-Laskavost (Sport – Citizenship – Community – Personality – Kindness).
Children had a shorter race but they all ran as hard as possible and their rewards were medals. More pictures from the race are on our FB.