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25/4/2016

ONE DAY – ONE RACE – ONE MOTIVATION: PROMOTING WOMEN'S SPORT



On 7 May, the Alice Milliat Association and its EU project partners are inviting participants to join the first inter-European running challenge to raise awareness for women’s sport and physical activity. The challenge is being organised to celebrate the first European Day of Women’s Sport, which the project has also established.

 

All women and girls are invited to participate in the challenge by registering on the website alicemilliatchallenge.com. The principle is simple: run alone or with your friends over the distance of your choice by simply connecting to the Allice Milliat Challenge running app either with a smartphone or a fitness watch. Participants can share their photos directly on Instagram using the hashtag #ALICEMILLIATCHALLENGE and wear something blue to show their support for the day.

 

The Alice Milliat Association is organising the first European Day of Women’s Sport on the 7 May, with support from the Erasmus+ Sport programme and together with a consortium of four partners: ISCA, Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti (UISP) from Italy, the Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB) and the Sporting Club Foundation of Portugal. The project marks a milestone in sports and advocates the promotion of women’s physical activity.

 

ONE DAY – ONE RACE – ONE MOTIVATION

PROMOTING WOMEN'S SPORT

http://alicemilliatchallenge.com/home

 

Who was Alice Milliat?

Alice Milliat (1884 in Nantes – 1957) was a pioneer of women's sport in France and around the world. Her lobbying on behalf of female athletes forced the inclusion of women's events in the Olympic Games. Milliat, a translator by profession participated in the sport of rowing.

 

A member of Femina Sport, a club founded in 1911, she helped form the Federation Francaise Sportive Feminine in 1917, becoming treasurer and later president. In 1921 she organised the first international women's sporting event in Monte Carlo.

 

Contact for the project:

Eric Florand, ef@fondationalicemilliat.com

Tel : +33 6 03 84 37 26