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WCC “pilgrims” at Escalade race

Members of WCC staff are taking part in the 41st edition of the City of Geneva’s annual Escalade race for the third year in a row.
WCC “pilgrims” at Escalade race

Part of the WCC team at the Escalade race in 2017. ©WCC

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When

01 December 2018

Where

Geneva, Switzerland

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Members of WCC staff are taking part in the 41st edition of the City of Geneva’s annual Escalade race for the third year in a row.

Current staff, together with retired staff, family members and friends, are encouraged to participate in the popular event, which is expected to gather more than 40,000 walkers and runners.

The race is linked with the Fête de l'Escalade, an annual Genevan festival celebrating the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11-12 December 1602.

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The 70th anniversary of the WCC in 2018 is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. This event is part of a series of anniversary celebrations taking place in various locations throughout the year.