Gyros Race by kilian.
Our day started around 9:30 am in our office, where we had the meeting with the guys from the refugee camp. Once there, we brought all our staff: table, posters and boxes, for our campaign to collect second hand running shoes. When our stand was ready, we went to register ourselves and each one of us got his/her number.
Few minutes before the race, we were really excited. The adrenaline was running in our veins, and our little friends from Iraq were asking me all the time if we would be the next ones. They wanted to start as sooner as possible. When our time arrived, the little kids ran like lightnings leaving us behind.
Personally, having them with us in the event was an extra motivation. Their faces before and after the race show me how they need this kind of things. They want to participate in the daily life of the local community and this kind of event brings them the possibility to develop themselves sharing time with the locals, and also is an opportunity for the community of Serres to know them and discover that after the tag of “refugees” are humans and that we share more things that they can imagine.
Kilian Martel Álamo