The event took place in Kretinga (Lithuania) and was organized to support the only charity soup kitchen in that part of the country. The soup kitchen, Rupesteliai, was established in 1994 by the friars in Kretinga. Every month it feeds about 240 people giving them soup and bread. Guests are able to come to eat every workday.
The second goal of the event was to raise attention attention to the disadvantaged groups of society and community. The motto of the "St. Francis Cup“ was – "Do not run away from problems – run a marathon instead“.
All the participants had the choice ro tun either 3, 8.5 or 17 kilometers and the registration fee was donated to support Rupesteliai. Friar Andrius Dobrovolskas OFM ran the 17 kilometer route and was the main supporter of the event.
The event was organized by Rupesteliai, the Friars Minor, the State College of Klaipeda and other institutions. The Franciscan Gymnasium in Kretinga has also actively involved in the “St. Francis Cup“. In total 320 people participated in this run for solidarity.