Since its creation in 1988, the NGO Athénée Action Humanitaire has supported large-scale solidarity projects in South Africa, Cape Verde and, more recently, in Greece. Since 2010, in order to raise awareness to the school community of the projects, as well as the fund-raising campaign, 3 events have been stapled into AL tradition: The Christmas Market (in December), the Charity Run (around Easter) and the ING Marathon (in May/June). Whether the focus is on friendliness, endurance or a festive atmosphere, these three events all have one thing in common: the enthusiastic commitment of the Athénée school community!

The ING marathon, usually organized in May / June, is undoubtedly a major event for the city of Luxembourg as a whole, and it is no less for the volunteers of the NGO at the AL: during the day, the students and volunteer teachers not only provide for the well-being of the runners by managing an official marathon refreshment point at the exit of the Parc de Merl, but they also “supply” the spectators who come to encourage and applaud the runners from opposite of the forecourt at the AL. The sporting event thus offers an ideal opportunity to show solidarity and support the projects of the NGO while spending a friendly time between friends, colleagues, family or enthusiastic athletes.