Gearing up for Costa Almeria race in Adra

GOAL: The council wants to “give out the message of the multiple benefits of the very youngest practicing sport”, Peña said. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra

ADRA is gearing up for what will be the 13th edition of its ‘Urban Race’ through the streets of the town.
Participants in the the event on Sunday March 22 have the choice of running in the 10-kilometre main race or doing the five-kilometre option.
There will also be a race for young runners aged up to 15, which is free to enter.
The Pago del Lugar seafront promenade will be the start and finishing line, the race getting going at 10am.
“One of the maxims of this government team is to develop sport among local residents, and this event is the perfect occasion to practice sport as a family”, commented Adra Mayor Manuel Cortes at the race presentation.
The Mayor encouraged locals and visitors to sign up.
Sports councillor Pedro Peña explained the different participant categories for men and women in the main races, which go from over 18s to veterans aged 55 and over.
For the children is an 80-metre run for kiddies aged five and younger, 250 metres for six and seven-year olds, 500 metres for eight and nine year-olds, 800 metres for the 10-12 age group, while 13-15-year olds will run 1,000 metres.
“The aim is to instill healthy life habits in the municipality’s children and in this way give out the message of the multiple benefits of the very youngest practicing sport”, Peña said.
To register for the Adra race see the website The final date for registration is Friday March 20 at 2pm.
The maximum number of participants in the main race is 350. Under-18s will need to present an authorisation from a parent when they pick up their participant number.

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