No matter where you are on June 23 – in Vilnius, Kaunas, Skuodas, Raseiniai, London, Melbourne or Chicago, the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee (LNOC) together with Lithuania’s Olympic team LTeam invites you celebrate the International Olympic Day by running the Lithuanian Olympic mile.
Its length is 1988 meters, symbolizing the date of the restoration of the LNOC.
This run has become an integral part of the sports festival that has been taking place for as many as 30 years. Since this year the LNOC is unable to hold the event due to the quarantine restrictions, at least this tradition will remain upheld.
It is very simple to participate in the Lithuanian Olympic mile run. All you need is to run at least 1988 meters on June 23, log the result using an app and share it in social networks with the hashtag #OlimpinėDiena2020. The participation in this run is free of charge.
“This is not a competition, but rather a way to encourage people to be physically active even during the quarantine and to enjoy sport and its benefits”, explained Mantas Marcinkevičius, the director of the Lithuanian Olympic Fund that is organizing the event. “Having in mind that the virtual event also will be attended by Olympians, professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, we will not stop after completing just one mile. Based on their ability, the participants can cover two, five, ten, or maybe even twenty Lithuanian Olympic miles.”
All the participants of the virtual run who manage to run at least one Lithuanian Olympic mile will receive the Olympic Day souvenirs and sponsors’ prizes.