Corrida Manneken-Pis 2017: 2,500 participants run for good cause
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Around 2,500 individuals participated, on Tuesday evening, in the eighth Corrida Manneken-Pis in Brussels. Runners wearing the Belgian colours and Christmas bonnets criss-crossed the city, following a circuit of either four or eight kilometres. The competition, organised for a good cause, began in the Place d’Espagne and went along several renowned locations in the capital, such as the Grand Place and the Galerie de la Reine (part of the Galeries St-Hubert – the pedestrianised arcade).
The organiser, Jean-Paul Bruwier, asserted, “Success and atmosphere summarises the eighth Brussels Corrida Manneken-Pis.”
As during previous years, each participant paid one euro to the third sector organisation, Vivre Ensemble. The amount collected will be given to the third sector organisation Rafaël, which assists the homeless to rehouse themselves. There are two such rehousing projects being carried out in Anderlecht: a type of social restaurant and social housing in the form of apartments.