FUN&RUN

SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

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The charity run is held to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17, which marks the anniversary of the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

This tradition was established in the Czech Republic by the Czech AIDS Help Society (CSAP) and the online dating sites iBoys.cz, iGirls.cz. The Prague Pride organization joined the organizing team in 2017 – the event was renamed then Fun&Run and was moved to the Stromovka park in Prague. The participation has been increasing ever since. 304 runners joined the 7th edition, and 514 announced their participation for the 8th edition, 533 registered for the 9th. In 2019, the run moved to Letna public park and iBoys and iGirls stepped down from organizing team and became media partners.

The proceeds from the starting fee are used to support the online counselling service Sbarvouven.cz and Dům světla (House of Light), a service for HIV-positive people. Alongside with the main run there’s also a children’s race, which is admission-free.

Fun&Run is presented as a race against homophobia and the stigmatization of HIV-positive people. At the site there are mobile labs where the Czech AIDS Help Society (CSAP) offers free HIV and syphilis tests. In 2018 we had 79 people tested and all tests came out negative.

In 2017 and 2018 Fun&Run was held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Adriana Krnáčová. Fun&Run 2019 got the auspices of the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch and the Mayor of PRague Zdeněk Hřib.

Fun&Run popularity chart

2019

Number of runners

407

Runners in 10km race

124

Runners in 5km race

283

Number of runners in kids' run

48

Number of HIV tests

141
Collected for Sbarvouven.cz and Dům světla
TBA

2018

Number of runners

384

Runners in 10km race

134

Runners in 5km race

250

Number of runners in kids' run

48

Number of HIV tests

79
Collected for Sbarvouven.cz and Dům světla
116 700 CZK

2017

Number of runners

304

Runners in 10km race

135

Runners in 5km race

169

Number of runners in kids' run

19

Number of HIV tests

69
Collected for Sbarvouven.cz and Dům světla
63 504 CZK

CONTACT

Fun&Run Coordinator

Eva Švorčíková

eva.svorcikova@praguepride.com

TEAM

Coordinator

Eva Švorčíková

Organizers

Lenka Bártová, Marian Kramařík
Jiří Pavlát, Miloš Štěfančík
Štěpán Tůma
Volunteer coordination
Jana Kmuníčková
Promotion
Bohdana Rambousková

PARTNERS

Fun&Run 2019

Nadační fond pomoci Karla Janečka
Ben&Jerry's
Mattoni
IKEA
Starbucks
Tesco
Vinotíka Karlín
Divadlo Pod Palmovkou
Teradata

The support was funneled through a grant by Gilead Sciences s.r.o.

Media Partners

iBoys
iGirls.cz
LGBT česká komunita
Kudyznudy

Invoicing data

Prague Pride z. s.
Rybna 716/24
110 00 Praha 1
Company ID 22842730
Companies in the Federal Register: Municipal Court in Prague, Section L, File 22311
© Copyright 2019 Prague Pride z. s. All Rights Reserved.

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