ProVrapim. Bashkia Kuçovë. Event Summary. 2 Km Run. Kuçovë, Albania . March 15, 2008. Le të vrapojmë!. The idea for the race came from a group of girls who wanted to “change the mentality” about youth, fitness and gender roles. .
Front: Drieda Zace, Juliet Kosarzycki (Peace Corps Volunteer), Anisa Hoxha. Back:Selma Rapi, Erjola Caka, Florida Xhindoli
They created a club, Air of Change, and worked on the idea in the class Empowering Young Women to Lead Change with a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Kuçovë Youth Center.
KuçovëThey decided to organize a 2 km community run with a goal of having at least 100 people of all ages participate.
They started by getting sponsors:
They promoted the event with flyers to schools, businesses and sports teams.
Poster and course map
Akan Ajdini - ProCredit Bank Regional Manager, Burbuqe Mecaj and Andrea Rafaeli – Kuçovë Youth Center Coordinator and Administrator, Shpetim Nishani- Vice Mayor, Erjola Caka – youth organizer, Juliet Kosarzycki - Peace Corps Volunteer, Manjola Toska – ProCredit Bank Coordinator
There was a police car escort and officers monitored the intersections and closed the roads.
The Youth Center provided water to runners. Over 20 volunteers were on the course helping.
The hospital had an ambulance onsite in case of injuries.