CISM Day Run 2008
CISM Day Run 2008 - 60TH CISM Anniversary
CISM Day Run 2008 in Vietnam
CISM Day Run 2008 in Turkey
CISM Day Run 2008 in Pakistan
CISM Day Run 2008 in Luxemburg
CISM Day Run 2008 in Portugal

This annual rendezvous aims not only to advertise the CISM motto of “Friendship Through Sport” with the 19 million soldiers and officers of its Member Nations but also to generate enthusiasm for the cause of worldwide peace with the international bodies that work in the same spirit.

In addition to the message of peace conveyed by this event, the project also aims to promote the principle of “sport for all” and allows everyone and anyone regardless of sporting ability and rank to show up on the start line. The CISM Day Run also builds endurable relations between our organisation and international sports organisations, Armed Forces and governments.

In 2008, the virus caught up with the wider CISM community – the participants, from about 50 different nations, were now into the tens of thousands. In Vietnam, the CISM Day Run has clearly become a tradition, gathering all of the country’s Armed Forces: 160,000 feet stomped the national soil. The Greek authorities invited the European nations to Hellenic soil to represent the continent en masse. The President of CISM personally went to make a contribution and there were 13 European countries on the start line. In the Maghreb, Morocco lined up no fewer than 60,000 soldiers with the Chief of the Defence Forces in attendance while 4,000 participants were counted in Algeria. In Belgium, 1,250 runners showed up at the Defence Sports Centre in the presence of the authorities of the CISM General Secretariat. Finally, in many more countries, the civilian staff employed by the Armed Forces followed the lead of their military colleagues. From Luxembourg to Pakistan and from Sweden to Trinidad & Tobago, the message of peace is forging ahead, spreading like wildfire.

Through fields and mountains, with banners and flags, wearing spikes or ankle boots, they are many running for peace. The aim of the CISM Day Run is to illustrate the new face of the worlds’ Armed Forces: working for global stability and finally overcoming the paradox of men at arms the world over hugging each other in friendship even as they carry rifles.

The hope of seeing a million soldiers run in defence of this cause tomorrow may not be an inaccessible dream and the authorities of CISM will work hard to make it come true.

Clearly, CISM has set itself new challenges and the enthusiasm of the community is projecting itself into the future of an even stronger and bigger organisation in the international community.

More than 250.000 soldiers running for peace in the year of 60th CISM ANNIVERSARY

CISM Day Run 2008 in Trinidad and Tobago CISM Day Run 2008 in Belgium CISM Day Run 2008 in Greece

26jun 04jul 46th Sailing WMC
Bergen, Norway
29jun 07jul 35th Judo WMC
Astana, Kazakhstan
02-14 1st CISM World Football Trophy
BAku, Azerbaijan
08-17 49th Naval Pentathlon WMC
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
46th Orienteering WMC
Eksjo, Sweden
02-06 23rd Cycling WMC
Leopoldsburg/Beringen, Belgium
09-16 CISM Para-Sport Project Pilot Event
Track&Field Competition
Warendorf, Germany

22nd Taekwondo WMC
Fort Bliss, Tx,


37th Parachuting WMC
Qionglai, China

09-18 60th Military Pentathlon WMC
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

45th World Military Marathon
Paramaribo, Suriname



68th CISM General Assembly & Congress/CISM Board of Directors Meeting (2/2013)
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia

02-06 Eurocup BeachVolleyball
Warendorf, Germany
03-08 Nienaber Memorial MilPentathlon
Munich, Germany
24-28 CISM Shooting Rifle Cup of the German Armed Forces
Sonthofen, Germany

1st Open Regional Life Saving Championship
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


1st Open Integrative CISM Military European Championships in Track & Field
Warendorf, Germany



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