Thousands take part in Binter NightRun of Santa Cruz
The fourth Binter NightRun of Santa Cruz proved another outstanding success and there are more challenges to come in the series.
The night race brought together 3,430 runners, 30 per cent more than last year, and distributed more than 7,500 euros in cash
Ouais Zitane and Teresa Urbina were proclaimed winners of the ten kilo-metres, while Hugo Rodrí-guez and Irene Lorenzo won in the 5km.
The event was promoted by Santa Cruz city council and DG Eventos, with the route taking in some of the emblematic places of the capital such as the Plaza de España, General Serrador bridge, Nuestra Señora de África market and Chicharro square.
Ouais Zitane, an athlete of Moroccan origin settled in Spain, stopped the clock in 29:17 ahead of Chakib Lach-gar, 20 seconds, and Mourad El Bannouri, 23, second and third, respectively. Teresa Urbina also took the victory to be the fastest in the two laps to the circuit with departure and arrival in calle Bravo Murillo. She climbed to the first step of the podium with a time of 33:40 followed by Rkia El Moukim (34:29) and Atteneri Tur (34:46).
Zitane and Urbina received 1,000 euros as a reward for their effort, with cash prizes going to the top ten men and women.
The party started at 8:15 pm with the warm-up by Fit Combat in the Plaza de Europa, epicentre of the event next to the Plaza de la Constitución, and half an hour later the 2,211 runners of the five kilometres set off.
A light and sound show with numerous animation points distributed along the route helped them complete their objective.
The inclusive and supportive character of the Binter Night-Run was reflected through the 30 athletes with disabilities who demonstrated their strength and shared the premise that the impossible does not exist.
In addition, the organisation has raised funds through registrations in favour of the Spanish Association Against Cancer that contribute to the commendable work carried out in Tenerife and throughout the country.
The Tenerife capital will now be watching Palma de Mallorca, since on September 28th, the Binter NightRun Mallorca SER Runner will take place with the 5 and 10 kilometre races. Subse-quently, on November 16th, it will be time for the seventh Binter NightRun Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the 10,000 and the Half Mara-thon.
Registrations to participate in both are open through www.binternightrun.com.