Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Parisian Macao will stage the second Light The Night Run charity vertical race up its iconic half-scale Eiffel Tower on Saturday, April 13 as part of a wellness and fitness fun weekend (April 13 and 14) incorporating health-orientated activities, education, music and cuisine. This year’s Light The Night Run 2019 has been extended to two days. Entrants can register at the General Association of Athletics of Macau (AGAM) office from now until March 30. The full run is approximately 6,500 metres, plus the Eiffel Tower’s 750 stairs and the time limit for this is 1.5 hours. The Tower Fun Run is around 200 metres, plus the Eiffel Tower’s 750 stairs with a time limit of 30 minutes for completion.
Light The Night Run invites professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking for a unique challenge to attempt to climb the 750 steps to the tower’s 37th floor observation deck finish line. Last year the Full Run was booked out in the first two days with over 530 contestants registering to take part in the run around The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao before tackling the challenging ascent, and the Tower Fun Run which incorporated only the tower climb.
This year’s event is aiming to secure 600 contestants for the Full Run, so runners are advised to register early. The challenge has also been ramped up, with participants now required to run twice around The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao before taking on the tower. The Tower Fun Run remains unchanged. All registration fees for the event will be donated to Macau IC2 Association to sponsor its upcoming Art for Community event, and to Caritas Macau to allow its users with restricted mobility to gain free access to its stair climber service and make it easier to get in and out of their apartments.
All competitors will receive a special memento from the day including a participation certificate, while prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category. Winners can enjoy luxury getaways at The Parisian Macao, dining and spa vouchers and Cotai Water Jet round-trip tickets.
When: Light The Night Run charity vertical race – Saturday, 7:00pm–11:00pm, April 13, 2019
Registration period for the run – March 11–30, 2019
Light the Night Run Wellness Fun Festival (yoga, meditation and workout sessions) – Saturday, 2:30pm–11:00pm, April 13, 2019
Sunday, 2:30pm–9:30pm, April 14, 2019
Where: Light The Night Run – The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Lote 3, Cotai
Light the Night Run Wellness Fun Festival – The Parisian Macao, Il Prato Event Lawn
How much: MOP $300 for the registration fee
For more information and registration, go to the event’s website