The Haut-Rhin runner, Nicolas Jullion, will embark on a 160-kilometer solidarity race, from Colmar to Nancy. Departure scheduled for Saturday January 30, arrival the subsequent day, Sunday 31. Its goal is to accumulate as many donations as doable to assist the homeless and the destitute.
This time it will be the best one. The problem launched by the Haut-Rhin long-distance runner Nicolas Jullion, consisting in working from Colmar to Nancy, had to be canceled on October 31, 2020 due to confinement. He will lastly go away the final weekend of January 2021, in a nonetheless difficult well being context, “but nothing should oppose it this time“, hopes Nicolas. Departure Saturday January 30 at 10 am, Place Rapp in Colmar, arrival anticipated 160 kilometers additional the subsequent day in Nancy, Sunday 31 at 4 pm for a race which required a 12 months of preparation.
Running, a ardour
This 35-year-old Haut-Rhinois, based mostly in Wolfgantzen, has been working for six years. A ardour that mobilizes him nearly relentlessly all year long, as well as to his job as a drywaller at Olry Cloisons, a firm based mostly in Turkheim. This means, not less than, 4 coaching classes per week together with one on Sunday morning along with his pals. His factor is endurance races, marathons and particularly trails as a result of “mountain routes, I love it“. Recently, Nicolas took half within the 54 km of the Petit Ballon de Rouffach and the 70 km of the Munster path in 2019. Due to the well being disaster, in 2020, a good variety of races have been canceled:”With the Covid it’s not easy, the lack of races means that we tend to train less, so motivation must be sought.“
Running for a good cause
Precisely, what will make the Haut-Rhinois run this final weekend of January just isn’t solely the sporting feat, as a result of as Nicolas reminds us, “the 160 kilometers you have to be able to run them, it’s a regular intensive training“. No, what particularly motivates the athlete for this race is to run for a good cause:”The goal of the race is to collect as many donations as possible to help the homeless and the most deprived “. And to make identified the associations accountable for redistributing the collected donations, United and Solidarity in Nancy and theOrder of Malta in Colmar. In 2017, he had already run between Colmar and Gérardmer. Forty-four kilometers with the target of financing electrically powered wheels for the chair of Luisa Ghomerani, a Géromoise affected by Strümpell-Lorrain illness. “The fundraising had gone well, that’s why I decided to do another one. I said to myself we will try again . “
Organization and logistics
For the 2021 route, Nicolas has deliberate ten assortment factors for donations, distributed all through the route (see map under). “Dnon-perishable food donations, gloves, scarves, hats, socks, jackets, sleeping bags, tents, etc.“, specifies the runner. In brief, something that may assist and be helpful to essentially the most disadvantaged individuals or to the road. A van, loaned by its boss and pushed by a colleague, will cease in entrance of every city corridor of the stopover cities. individuals will have the opportunity to drop off their donations there, “I arrive ten minutes after the van and take a little time to talk to people to make them aware of the cause. “
Knowing how to attain out
Taking time to clarify the method, Nicolas is eager on it: “Just because they’re homeless doesn’t mean they’re bad people. There are those who have lost their jobs, after which it becomes difficult. Sometimes you have to reach out to help them get up the hill. “With the affiliation l’Ordre de Malte, Nicolas had the chance to do marauding, a decisive expertise in his mind-set:”I was in the front row to see what was going on. What impressed me is that they smile and ask how we are doing. We have our comfort and to see them like that, it hurts“.
“Come many“, leaving Colmar this Saturday January 30 and all alongside the route till arriving in Nancy the subsequent day round 4 pm, that is all Nicolas Jullion desires. And that”everything happens in joy and good humor“, regardless of the well being context.