The project "Por los Jóvenes" organizes a double marathon: the 10 km run, for athletes; and a race of 3 km designed to encourage the participation of families, children and anyone, even untrained, who wants to join and run in the event.
In 2016, approximately 3,000 participants ran; even more are expected this year. The fundamental novelty of this second edition is the APP that accompanies the race; of greater interest each day, the "1k por los jóvenes" support app is available free for Android and iOS devices, and invites you, runners, to "transform your steps into education," that is, in what is the fundamental activity of Salesians in the country and in the world.
In other words, for each km participants run, walk or cycle as registered users, one of the member partners or companies makes a donation to a socio-educational project animated by the Salesians in Argentina. Among the companies that have already signed up are: City Bank, Medicus, Flechabus, Enel, Group Via, Aeroterra, Club de Corredores, Racing Club.
Thanks to the combination of race and app there is, therefore, a real opportunity to help many young people have a better future.
"Por los Jóvenes" is an action and communication platform whose aim is to publicize and promote initiatives aimed at young people throughout Argentina, starting from the socio-educational proposals of the Salesians, but also including activities and proposals from other organizations, companies and institutions that work in education and commit themselves so that every young person reaches their maximum personal development and finds their place in society.