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Puerto invites people of all ages to run for heart charities 

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Puerto de la Cruz is preparing to host on Saturday, December 22nd, the II Heart Race of Tenerife and the Christmas Family Cross.

This sports event, organised by the Heart and Life Association of the Canary Islands and the Department of Sports of Puerto council, will be used to raise funds for children suffering from congenital heart disease and those who are waiting for a heart transplant.

Details were presented at a press conference with the assistance of the sports councillor, Javier González, and the President of the Heart and Life Association, Pilar Domínguez .

“It’s a huge pride to participate in the organisation of this race. All this is for a good cause and those hundreds of children that the Heart and Life Association helps,”said Javier González.

Pilar Dominguez encourag-ed all citizens to participate in any of the three modes of the planned race and stressed that all funds are intended to “cover the cost of the host apartments that the Association has in Madrid , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and in La Laguna.”

“So far this year, we have hosted more than 94 transfers to Madrid and 40 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for children with congenital diseases which is why we need everyone’s help since many times we have difficulties to maintain the host flats, ” he said.

The event will consist of three modalities and in this annuity the godmother will be Tere Linares, one of the great references of Tenerife, Canary and national athletics of the last decades.

The day starts at 4pm with the Kinder Run, a non-competitive test. For children from four to eight, the distance will be 200m and from nine to 14 years it will be 400m. Registration is three euros.

One hour later, at 5pm., the II Carrera del Corazón de Tenerife kicks off. This competitive test is aimed at all runners or people in general who want to participate. The distance will be 7km and the registration is ten euros.

 The last of the categories will be addressed to all those family and friends who want to share a recreational afternoon of sport colla-borating with the Heart and Life Association of the Canary Islands. The Family Christmas Cross will start at 6.30pm and will have a distance of 3km. Non-competitive, the price is ten euros for adults and three euros for children. Youngsters must always be accompanied by an adult.

Those who have registered in any of the two previous modalities may participate in the Family Cross without paying the registration again. All adult participants will access with their number of dorsal to multiple gifts and surprises at the end of the event.

Registrations of the Kinder Run and II Carrera del Corazón de Tenerife can be done through www.lifecanarias.com and in stores. Registration for the Christmas Family Cross should be made in stores and by email: corazonyvida@cora-zonyvida.com

The stores: Deportes Del Castillo (C. C El Trompo y Puerto de la Cruz). Deportes Guzman (La Laguna). Deportes Chicho (Tacoronte). JaviSport_Aventura (Santa Úrsula). Sede de Corazón y Vida (El Sauzal).