The organisers of the Dubrovnik Half Marathon have decided to donate all of the entrance fees from this year’s 5 kilometre run to a brave young lady and her family from Dubrovnik. In September last year Karla Sentic was diagnosed with a rare form of tumour in her right sinus, however the final diagnoses has not yet been fully confirmed. Seventeen year old Karla, born in Dubrovnik, is now spending most of her time in Zagreb where she is being treated.
“We always want to give back to the community and Karla is a very courageous young lady who deserves all our support,” commented the director of the Dubrovnik Half Marathon, Alen Boskovic. The 5 kilometre run is held on the same day as the Half Marathon, on the 1st of May, and runners of all levels are welcome. “People can run or even walk the 5 kilometre, it traditionally has a humanitarian nature and this year we want more people than ever to get involved,” concluded Boskovic. All of the proceeds from the entrance fees, which is 50 Kunas or 7 Euros, will be donated to Karla.
“As all young people her age, she’s full of hope, optimism and life plans. Now, you can support her in one of those plans!” – read a statement from the race organisers.