The 13th edition of the Coops' Half Marathon, first run in 1994, will be held south of Orleans, France, at the Domaine du Donjon in Olivet.
Organiser Axereal follows in the footsteps of InVivo (2012), Limagrain (Défi Gaulois, 2014) and Euralis (Foulées Royales de Pau, 2016). Runners, put Saturday 22 September 2018 in your diaries!
The event is open to staff from French cooperative and Axereal cooperative members. The 2018 edition will feature several innovations including:
- Invitations to European cooperatives.
- Partnerships with colleges. They will be invited to enter teams of students and use the event to generate publicity.
- Agricultural trade press journalists will also have the chance to lace up their trainers.
The Euro Challenge 2018, as the event has been named, aims to be a high point in the cooperative calendar; a chance to get together, compete and push our limits in a friendly, sharing atmosphere.
There will be two races: a half-marathon (21.1km) and a 10k. A walk will also be organised.
Alongside the races, the expertise and specialist sectors village, the producers village and the partners and sponsors village will add an extra dimension to this celebration of the spirit of cooperation.