The 24th edition of the No Finish Line charity event got off to a successful start on Saturday, November 11. Over 9,200 people had already registered for this year’s NFL ahead of time, with hundreds taking to the specially-made Fontvieille circuit over the opening weekend.
Participants raise one euro for each kilometre travelled by walking or running over the course of the eight-day event, lasting until Sunday, November 19. The event is sponsored by a variety of local companies, making it possible to convert kilometres into euros to support sick or disadvantaged children.
The president of the event’s organising association Children & Future, Ariane Favaloro, says that this year they aim to record 300,000 kilometres, getting closer to pre-pandemic distances of up to 400,000 kilometres.
The NFL event has come a long way since its first edition in Monaco in 1999, in which only around 750 people participated, collecting 15,300 euros in the process. Thereafter the event evolved within the Principality and indeed beyond its small borders, with NFL events taking place in European cities such as Paris, Athens, Oslo and Bratislava, as well as in the South American city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Registration for the event is still possible at the entrance of the Fontvieille marquee, while donations can be made on the NFL website here.