International Military Sports Council (CISM) Day Run is organized annually by member countries of International Military Sports Council to celebrate its anniversary worldwide. It is in this backdrop, the Sri Lanka Navy is organizing the CISM Day Run – 2020 which is scheduled to be flagged off at the Galle Face Green on 18th February 2020 at 5.30 a.m., with the attendance of tri-service personnel and distinguished invitees.
The year 2006 is the birth of CISM Day Run that aims at promoting the practice of sports in the military context, bringing together all community of sports, which includes Sports Federations, Olympic Committees, and other International Institutions in contact with the Armed Forces. Since the first edition, in 2006, this special day is held every year on 18 February worldwide.
On 18th February 1948, the militaries of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark established the “Conseil International du Sport Militaire”, with the idea of promoting peace through sport between the Armed Forces. Presently, the CISM Day Run is the most important event held to celebrate the anniversary of the Council and remind the date of its establishment.
Totally integrated in CISM solidarity principles, this event also intends to contribute to world peace and already became a tradition between CISM-family worldwide. The event includes short or long distance jogging, walking or skiing. The purpose is to disseminate the CISM motto, “Friendship through Sport”, among the millions of soldiers of 139 member nations, gathering for one day, under the sport and flag peace, the brothers in arms of the whole world.
Regardless of physical fitness, sports abilities, social conditions, ranks, gender or age; everybody together, shoulder-to-shoulder, engaged in the principle of sport for all and with one goal only: the World Peace.