|LUXEMBOURG, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ferrero Group today announced at the Consulate General of Italy in New York that registration is still open for the first annual “Italy Run By Ferrero” to celebrate Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day). Hosted in partnership with the renowned New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization, the five-mile reace will take place in Central Park on Sunday, June 3, and is open to runners of all ages. Participants can register online at http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2018/italy-run-by-ferrero-5m.
“Ferrero is committed to being an involved and supportive member of the communities where our brand fans and employees live, work and play. We have a long history of supporting events and programs that foster active lifestyles, which is why we are proud to partner with New York Road Runners for this inaugural event to celebrate Italy in New York,” said Aldo Uva, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Open Innovation Officer at Ferrero Group.
“The Italy Run by Ferrero is a fantastic new addition to New York Road Runners’ race calendar. We’re excited about our growing relationships with Ferrero and the Italian Consulate, and we are looking forward to bringing a piece of the Festa della Repubblica to Central Park,” said Sarah Cummins, Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at NYRR. “As the world’s premier community running organization, we pride ourselves on 60 years of service to the global running community.”
“We cannot wait to see Central Park with the colors of our tricolore, the Italian flag. This race marks once again the friendship between Italy and the city of New York. We are delighted this year to commemorate La Festa Della Repubblica by celebrating sports with such amazing partners”, said the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi.
Ferrero is the title sponsor for this race organized by New York Road Runners under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy. Other sponsors of the Italy Run By Ferrero include Fiat, Lavazza, Technogym and Intesa Sanpaolo.
In addition to the five-mile run, participants and event attendees will have the opportunity to visit the post-race village in Central Park, enjoy live music and participate in fun activities.