I was due to run the Den Haag CPC (Half Marathon) on March 13th for VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (Dutch Council for Refugees), but due to Corona it was cancelled.
INSTEAD, if I have decided to run both the rescheduled CPC on 25th September AND the Amsterdam Marathon on October 16th.
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VWN assists asylum seekers with applications, pursue the reuinficaiton of refugee families and help refugees find work and employment in NL.
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In the wake of Corona, and global conflicts in Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere, refugees need our help more than ever and VWN are providing this vital assistance.
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Dank je wel,
On October 16th I ran my first marathon in 3:32:21
Ran the DenHaag CPC at a personal best of 1:33:30