A Run for the Guide Dogs
Rotterdam is quite active in organizing annual running events. Rotterdam Marathon (42K) is one of the events that has been internationally acknowledged. It was mentioned as the Worlds Top Ten Marathon by the Runners’ World. The marathon hold annually and in 2014, there were 13,500 marathon runners from 76 countries, and 35,000 participants joining the Rotterdam Marathon. Inspiring isn’t it? The marathon has inspired many Dutch people to run and participating in such event. More running events in the city have became popular nationally, such as Ladies Run (5K, 7,5K and 10K) and Bruggenloop (15K) – which means Running through Bridges.
Additionally there are also some local running events like Maasstadloop with 5K and 10K distance runs around Kralingse Plas, green area that surrounded by a lake. This year the Maasstadloop aimed to raise funds to support the learning process of the guide dogs for the blind through KNGF, an organisation that organize dog training to be guide dogs for the blind. It has delivered more than 5,000 guide dogs! On Sunday morning, friends in Rotterdam were participating in this running event and I was there to take some pictures and also to support them.
Please meet one of the guide dogs – his name is Oedin and he is super friendly..
Some more pictures of the runners..
And there were special runners: a dog and his human friend, great addition to this event!
Your Nibble News on its post stated that “the spirit of humanity is sharing, caring, emphatic and flexible. It involves a whole range of emotions and helps us to relay effectively with our fellow human beings.” That’s how I experienced today by witnessing enthusiastic runners, their families, and friends who were participating in an event that aimed to help others. Kudos to the runners, the dog trainers and of course: the guide dogs for the blinds.
May humanity spirit stay with us to keep sharing, caring and being emphatic to others.
Indah!!! Mihrank sent me me over! Wonderful! Love Rotterdam & running!!! Old Rotterdam one of my favorite places!!! Nice website you have as I look around! Phil from excuseusforliving.com
Hi Phil! Happy here to get your visit, thank you so much! Glad you like Rotterdam! Have a great week Phil!
This is fantastic and I love the concept of the guide dogs being involved. Great for the theme of humanity.
Thank you so much Sue! Hope you are having a great week!!
It’s going to be a busy and exciting week Indah as we count down to departure to Italy. 🙂
Oh, how exciting! Have a great and safe trip Sue..I am sure you will have awesome time there..Now, I am looking forward already to read your Tuscany adventure!
Thank you Indah. Likely a post or two before I go. I am certain it will be a grand story filled adventure. 🙂
These guide dogs are so special! I am a lover of dogs and I really enjoyed reading. have a great week 🙂
Thank you Jackson! Hah, we are same here – dogs lovers 😉 Have a wonderful week too Jackson!
You have a good week too! 🙂
Indah, this is fantastic! Rotterdam is such a special place – we used to live in Amsterdam and visiting was one of our favorite treats. And I love that the wonderful guide dogs are involved. GreT post! ~Terri
Thank you so much Terri! I am so happy that the post brings good memories of the Netherlands 🙂 Many thanks again for your kind comment!
Cool! Rotterdam is one cool place with lots of activities all year round..
I’ve nominated you for the ‘very inspiring blogger award!’ http://africanahgirl.com/2014/09/13/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Thank you! Many many thanks for the awards!!
Sounds like a great event. Love the photos–especially the red dog.
Thank you so much! I love the red dog photos too, really awesome a dog ran to support his fellow friends 😉
What a wonderful idea!! 😀
Thank you Allane!
Liebe Indah sehr schöne Fotos ja laufen kann so gesund sein einen super Dienstag wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft