Shirt unveiled

WOMEN’S RACE: Mayor Rodriguez-Comendador (centre) reveals the official shirt.

MAYOR of Almeria City, Luis Rogelio Rodriguez-Comendador, has unveiled the official shirt for the women’s solidarity race to be held on March 8.

Already 1,175 women and 420 children have enrolled to run the race with money raised going to the World Medical Association. This non-competitive event is one of a range of activities hosted by Almeria City Council to commemorate International Women’s Day. Participants are expected to break the 2,000 runner barrier.

Rodriguez-Comendador said: “The purpose of this event is twofold. First is to vindicate, through sport, the role of women in today’s society. Secondly it is to raise funds, through 60 centimos per participants, to go to the World Medical Association.

The adult race begins at 11am and will pass through the city streets. There are three distances to choose from: 2,000 metres, 3,500 metres and 5,000 metres. The children (aged up to 11) run at 10am covering different distances, according to age.

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