By Cathy Elelman • 29 July 2020 • 21:55
THE Almeria provincial council’s running circuit is going ahead this year with races in nine localities, but with restrictions on the number of participants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tijola will host the first race of the circuit on August 29. The second race will be in Vera in September 5.
The three runs in October will be in Alba, Gador and Rioja. For November’s events the competition moves to Garrucha, Antas and Cuevas del Almanzora.
The circuit will wind up on December 13 in Olula del Rio.
“Today we present one of the most looked forward to and in demand sports programmes of the many driven by the Diputacion”, commented Sports Deputy Maria Luisa Cruz at Wednesday’s presentation.
The deputy explained that as part of the health safety measures to prevent risks of Covid-19 infection, participants are limited to 200, with 40 individual entries for one race.
She made it clear the council will be continually monitoring the health situation in regard to the planned race programme, but stressed the provincial administration is keen to “promote the practice of sport, healthy life habits and the positive values associated to sport, like sacrifice, strength, self-improvement and respect.”
Cruz also referred to the aim of making the opportunity to take part in sports competitions available around the province.
She insisted the running competition had been designed for both experienced runners and those relatively new to the sport.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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