Annual Turkey race in Benalmadena Costa del Sol

Runners from last year gobble up the track Credit: Ayuntamiento de Benalmadena

NOW a Christmas tradition, the Benalmadena Turkey Race over 4.5 kilometres is due to take place on Sunday December 15.

Before anyone starts complaining about unseasonable cruelty to birds, it must be pointed out that no actual turkeys take part in the event unless they are a human dressed as one.

This is the37th year that the race has taken place and is aimed at all of the family as well as genuine athletes.

It starts and finishes at the Arroyo de la Miel sports centre with the runners who abide by ABAD guidelines setting off at 11am with the family groups who are welcome to walk leaving later.

An entry fee of two kilos of non-perishable food has to be handed over to Caritas for distribution to those in need and organisations and businesses throughout the town offer their support for this event which promotes a healthy lifestyle.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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