Monday, 30 April 2012
Rotary Club of Taravao Tahiti Iti in French Polynesia
La Presqu’île is the peninsula (Iti) of Tahiti in French Polynesia. La Presqu’îlienne is the name given to the five kilometre race which was organized in the streets of Taravao by the Rotary Club of Taravao Tahiti Iti, the Tamarii Punaruu Sports Association and the French Polynesian Athletic Federation.
The purpose was to make people aware of obesity and diabetes issues. The Association of the Diabetics and Obese of French Polynesia ran a prevention and screening stand, led by Doctor Jean-Louis Boissin from the Rotary Club of Papeete Tahiti.
The outcomes included fundraising 130000 FCP to support the prevention actions plus the message was successfully disseminated. 120 people participated to the race by running or walking, or doing both, and 150 people were screened. The première event was a great success, so will be repeated next year.
At the prize giving following the end of the race, the winner received a return air ticket to Tubuai (Australes) to participate in the sporting event Raid Litchi next November.