Argentine Armenians Run for Genocide Awareness

Runners take off at the starting line during the 'Armenia Corre' run in Buenos Aires. July 13, 2014. (Photo: Prensa Armenia)


BUENOS AIRES (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—The fifth edition of “Armenia Corre,” a 3k and 8k run for Genocide awareness, was held in Buenos Aires on Sunday, July 13, just before the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany.

With over 2,500 participants, athletes of all ages took part in the 3k or 8k competition organized by Homenetmen to mark the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The race was open to anyone, not only Argentine-Armenians, and many of the people who participated in the race learned about Armenian history.

Horacio Terzian, Vice President of Homenetmen Buenos Aires and one of the organizers of the race, explained that the slogan “Armenia runs for equality and memory” means that “despite all historical events, they could not knock us down, and today we are still standing and we are going forward”. The event received wide press coverage, even when news of the Argentine National Football team’s defeat dominated the headlines.

Last week, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited Palermo neighborhood, an area with a strong presence of the Armenian community, to inaugurate the Armenian Genocide Museum and rename the “Armenian Immigrants Square” after meeting with senior officials of the National Government and the City of Buenos Aires.

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