we are a running community
we run to manifest our Right to Movement
we run to tell a different story
we run to build bridges instead of walls
we run to inspire you to do the same!
Right to Movement has won 'NGO of the Year' Award
Right to Movement has won the prestigious 'Non Governmental Organization of the Year' Award at the ninth annual Peace and Sport Forum in Monaco.
Palestine Marathon is no longer a Right to Movement race
We are sad to announce that, effective immediately, Right to Movement is no longer part of organizing Palestine Marathon. The Palestine Olympic Committee (POC), whom we approached for partnership in 2012 and who has partnered with us since then, has chosen to continue the race without Right to Movement. POC is the National Sports Committee of the Palestinian Authority.
Watch the Palestine Marathon documentary - right here!
Watch the documentary 'Palestine Marathon' about the creation of the first marathon in Palestine - right here on our site.
Saudi Arabia Doubles Female Participation in Rio
23-year old Sarah Attar is competing in the Women's Marathon today in Rio. She is one of four female athletes to represent Saudi Arabia in the 2016 Olympics. Twice as many as in 2012 London Games and a cause for celebration. But can the Saudi move to allow more women into the Olympics be seen as signaling significant change for female athletics in the conservative kingdom? Or is it merely a figleave to please the international community?
The Olympic Athletes that don't Belong
When the 2016 Olympic Games kicked off in Maracanã Stadium yesterday, ten athletes with an extraordinary background entered the traditional Parade of Nations. They have no home, no team, no flag and no national anthem. They are young, stateless refugees - six men and four women - from Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and South Sudan. They each carry a harrowing story of escaping war and conflict. But they also show human resilience and pride in its purest form.
When The Hardest Part of Running a Marathon is Getting to the Start Line
Every year, international runners with Palestinian roots travel to the West Bank to run Palestine Marathon. The race is an opportunity to visit the land they’ve heard stories of growing up. But with entry solely at Israeli discretion, getting to the start line can be an even bigger challenge than running 42.195 kilometers. This is Gihad’s story.