Nearly 2,000 join in La Laguna women’s solidarity race
La Laguna turned into a sea of runners when it hosted the X Women’s Solidarity Race held through the streets of the historic centre.
The event was organised by Ceat Tenerife 1984 and was supported by the local council and its sports department.
Some 2,000 people took part in this non-competitive test that was carried out on the same route as previous editions, A total of 2,400 metres that began and ended in the Plaza del Santísimo Cristo.
Councillor for sports, Agustín Hernández fired the starting gun, accompanied by Flora Marrero, councillor for social welfare; Atteneri Falero, councillor of fiestas; María José Castañeda, councillor for culture; Cristo Pérez, insular councillor of sports; and Pedro Rodríguez, president of Ceat Tenerife 1984.
Neither the cold morning nor the fine rain that fell intermittently intimidated runners of all ages. Some joged, others walked.
At the conclusion of the race the participants enjoyed liquid refreshment with other attractions including a cardio-boxing masterclass and raffle with gifts donated by businesses.
One more year, the organisation opted for the fuchsia colour on the shirt, due to the solidarity nature of this sports event, which is carried out for the benefit of cancer research. In fact, the proceeds will go to Amate (Association of Women with Breast Cancer of Tenerife) and the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer).