Sisterhood for All
last year, the Thailand Temple Run proudly joined forces with two
other international marathons to create a global sisterhood. The
Thailand-Temple-Run, the Marathon of Rome and the Washington DC
Marathon all occur on the same day, this year it is March 23rd,
2003. It is a celebration of running on three continents and three
Beginning in Asia, the Thailand-Temple-Run takes runners past 30+
temples and through part of Thailand's most sacred grounds. Marathon
weekend is an elaborate celebration of culture and history with
local residents dressing in traditional Thai garb and the marathon
route lit by bright torches.
torch is then passed to Europe. The Marathon of Rome, established
in 1995, takes runners through many of Rome's historic piazzas
including Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza di
Spagna - the famed Spanish Steps. It continues past the Pantheon
and Circus Maximus, through the seat of the Catholic Church and
home of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
and finishes near the Colosseum and the Forum in the heart of the
Rome the relay continues to North America and Washington, D.C.
with the Washington DC Marathon. In this capital city, the route
traverses through postcard picture views of the Mall, the Capitol
and the Tidal Basin as well as weaves in and out of the
neighborhoods which make Washington so unique and special.
three marathons share a common day and a common desire - running.
All three marathons come complete with their own personalities and
their own distinction. And all three marathons look forward to
continuing the strong and happy relationship between her
“sisters” that was formed last year.
Nearly 24 hours of constant running, on three continents, in three
our “sister” in Rome says, “On March 23rd the world will be
running.” Yes, on March 23rd the world will be running together