The organising team at this year’s TriStar Monaco, together with Peace and Sport, an international initiative at the service of peace, sees a continuation of both organisations’ efforts to promote sport, its values and its power to educate.
Fun, environmental protection and social responsibility are the three main pillars of TriStar owner Star Events’ philosophy and consequently are part of all TriStar series races. The aspect of social responsibility is accomplished by supporting local institutions through a variety of actions at each race destination. The aims are to engage with the race participants in order that they may contribute in a meaningful way towards good causes.
The glamorous destination of Monaco will host the TriStar Monaco event on 2 September 2012 – the third consecutive edition of the TriStar111 format in the country, with more than 1,000 triathletes gathered for the race.
For the second year running, the ‘Champions for Peace’ team will participate at TriStar Monaco. The Champions for Peace initiative was created by Peace and Sport in 2009 to offer top-level sportspeople ‘a structure for communal expression and action to support sports projects at the service of peace, human and social development.’ It counts more than 60 members from a wide range of sports around the world.
Peace and Sport is a neutral and apolitical organization based in Monaco acting for sustainable peace throughout the world. Under the High Patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the organisation promotes the practice of structured sport and sporting values to educate young generations and help foster social stability, reconciliation and dialogue between communities.
An international initiative at the service of peace, Peace and Sport intervenes in areas made vulnerable by extreme poverty, recent conflict or lack of social cohesion.
Part of its mission is to turn no-man’s lands into sports grounds, to reintegrate child soldiers into society, to help war orphans regain self-confidence, to integrate refugees, to help the poor have access to education and establish a spirit of citizenship in disadvantaged urban areas… all thanks to sport.
Partnering with Peace and Sport, Star Events aims to ensure that its race participants have the opportunity to discover triathlon in a new eco-friendly and charity driven way.