Sign up for San Silvestre race in Albox Costa Almeria

HISTORY: The race has one of the longest running sports events in the Almanzora Valley. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Albox

REGISTRATION for Albox’s annual San Silvestre Maria Carmona Memorial Festive Season run has now opened.
This will be the 14th edition of the race, a sporting event with one of the longest histories in the Almanzora Valley.
Organised by the Somos Albojenses Cultural and Sports Assocation in collaboration with Albox Town Hall’s Youth and Sport Department, this year’s approximately 4.5-kilometre run will be held on Sunday December 29. The race will get underway at 11am at the Las Ventas municipal pavilion in Avenida Lepanto, starting with the youngest categories.
To register participants must donate non-perishable products, which will go to the Caritas charity and pay €5 for the junior to veteran categories, of which €3 goes to the AECC Spanish cancer charity. Registration for infants and younger is free.
It is possible to register online at up to two days before the race.
In order to qualify for the gifts and prizes athletes must be registered and run the course wearing their corresponding number accrediting them as a participant.
There will be a commemorative T-shirt for the first 250 people who do register, which the organisers will hand out on the day of the event.
An electronic chip system will be used to time the race. There will be controls at the start line, the halfway mark and at the finish: all runners must pass through all the controls or they will be disqualified. The same applies for not running the whole course or for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
There will be an individual final classification for all the different categories, masculine and feminine. There will be a general classification with trophies for junior, senior, veterans and local for the top three, men and women.
In addition, legs of ham will be awarded for the best fancy dress. Individuals or groups choosing to do the run in costume have to fill out a special registration form.
The trophies will be representations of the Arab towers which can be seen in various parts of the Almanzora region.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

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