The first MoonWalker will take place in the capital on June 18th. An original hike on a full moon night!
Hiking is the most popular outdoor sport in Europe, far ahead of running and football. The great migrations are gaining more and more followers, but none of the events on offer generally have a nighttime version.
The Grand Duchy took the opportunity to rectify this error by hosting the first MoonWalker, scheduled for June 18th. Dates are selected based on full moon nights, allowing hikers to forgo artificial lighting to guide their steps. Participants start at the end of the day and walk through the capital in the light of the full moon, which will inevitably appear on another day.
The distances are adapted to all levels: 10 km for families with children, 20 km for experienced hikers, up to 50 km for the most experienced who return at dawn! Animations punctuate the walk along the entire route: acrobats, light installations, music, etc. On arrival, a good soup and a generous slice of farmhouse bread to satiate the brave walkers.
For the good of Ukraine
At the forefront of this magical and original night is the Step by Step team, which has been organizing the ING Night Marathon in the streets of the capital for fifteen years. With the Swiss bank UBS, present in the Grand Duchy since 1973, the team quickly found a partner who decided to embark on the adventure to support a charity. “UBS donates EUR 10 to the Ukraine Relief Fund for every registration,” assures the management of UBS Luxembourg.
The UBS Foundation’s Ukraine Relief Fund works with long-standing partners in the areas of humanitarian aid and child protection. Due to the war, the supported organizations are currently active in Ukraine, but also in Poland and Moldova and provide extensive refugee aid.
When registering, each participant can also decide to support this cause directly. “All donations will be matched 100 percent by UBS,” the bank promises. Another MoonWalker will be organized this year in the north of the country, in the Vianden region.
Information and registration on the website www.ubs-moonwalker-luxembourg.com.