A women’s race for Women’s Day in Javea, Costa Blanca

WOMEN’S RUN: Javea mayor Jose Chulvi with Cursa organisers. Photo credit: Javea town hall

LLEBEIG ATHLETICS CLUB is once again organising the Cursa de la Dona fundraising race. The 12th edition of a run that traditionally combines sport and charity will be held on March 8th, coinciding with International Women’s Day. Participants-who can run or walk, because the Cursa is not a competition but meant to be enjoyed-will set out from the Graull athletics track at 10am.
This year the Cursa is raising funds for the Marina Alta Association for the Disabled (Adima) and Carena, a non-government organisation that provides psychological support for people with cancer. Javea town hall’s equality councillor Montse Villaverde announced that for the first time there will be a Dorsal 0 competition number for those who can not take part in the run but wish to contribute. Madelane Powell, president of the Llebeig Athletics Club, encouraged local women to use up all the 1,000 competition numbers and give visibility to the unity that exists between Javea’s women.
This year’s t-shirts will be green and Powell urged them to turn this year’s into a “sea of green.” She also asked men to get involved in the event, either by helping with the organisation, reserving a Dorsal 0, or cheering on the participants. Those wishing to sign up for the Cursa or make a Dorsal 0 donation can do so on the www.somesport.com website or on Mondays between 5pm and 7pm at the athletics track.

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Lisa Burgess