Photos: The 2023 U Giru de Natale charity race in Monaco

It was under a clear blue December sky that more than 1,500 participants pounded the streets of the Principality for the 2023 U Giru de Natale charity run. Monaco Life looks back on a successful event. 

With mild late autumn weather on its side, Monaco’s annual U Giru de Natale charity race took place on 10th December. 

More than 1,500 people – young, old and everyone in between – participated in this event, which is more of a fun run than an actual competition, although there were prizes to be won.  

The Monaco Fire Brigade ran with a young team member, a child currently being treated at the L’Archet Hospital in Nice, in all-terrain wheelchair for the Monaco Liver Disorder association, which was the official beneficiary of this year’s race. The Princess Charlene Foundation also received €2,000 in donations.  


Though everyone who participates is considered a winner, there were some who finished the course a bit faster than others. The fastest for the men was a world champion triathlete, Raphaël Montoya, and for the women, it was a five-time winner of this race, Anne Tabarant.  

On hand to award the prizes were: Patrice Cellario, Government Advisor-Minister of the Interior; Gareth Wittstock, Secretary-General of the Princess Charlene Foundation; Municipal Councillor Jacques Pastor; and National Councillor Pierre Van Klaveren. 

Click on the photos below to see more from the event:


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Photo credits: Frédéric Nebinger and Manuel Vitali of the Monaco Communications Department