27 athletes had started early saturday (15th of october) their running pilgrimage to Santiago. What is the purpose? To help Magda Janke – disabled girl from Brodnica – small town on Camino Polaco Route in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region. As well as to promote idea of Saint James Way in the end of the Holy Year of Saint James (Jakub in polish language). That extraordinary running relay has to go over 3500 kilometers within 10 days. Every runner is to run 15-20 km a day.
In the first day runners went through the Camino Polaco – the unit of Saint James Way in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region – the member od European Federation of Saint James Ways. Piotr Całbecki – Marshal of the Region and former president of The Federation – have met and encourage the runners in Toruń, near St. James Sanctuary, wishing them „buen camino”. Finally the relay-participans reached Bolesławiec, near the polish-german border.
3500 kilometers within 10 days.
In next days they’ve managed to run through Leipzig – Mainz (Germany) – Reims – Paris – Poitiers (France). On friday 21st the relay had ran to Pamplona the capital of Navarra Region, where once more meet with Piotr Całbecki – honorary patron of the event.
The Polish runners traveled through León to Santiago de Comostella, where they arrived on Sunday the 23rd.
We hope that the Run to Santiago Relay would be an alive example of activity for the participans of Iacobus Mundi, the meeting of Jacobean cities in the world.