It’s party time as La Orotava hosts 8km night race
July 20th will see the return in La Orotava of the great party of sport, with the 8km night race in the historic centre.
The presentation of this sport-ing event, which celebrates its ninth edition, took place at the council offices with the Mayor Francisco Linares being joined by sports councillor, Antonio Lima, and the head of the or-ganising entity Maskmororun, Marcos Hernández Guardia. It was also attended by repre-sentatives of sponsoring com-panies such as Josu Gabancho de Vitaldent and Tomás Gon-zález, director of medical services at Hospiten.
Sr. Linares said the race helps to promote the local heritage of the town and boosts the local economy, since the test attracts numerous members of the public. Likewise, he valued the involvement of public adminis-trations and private companies to make this initiative possible.
Antonio Lima said the test is a unique project in the Canary Islands as it fuses culture, heritage, sports, education and tourism. In addition, it is a pioneer test for its special characteristics and for pro-moting equality and integration in a space that already presents difficulties due to the orography itself and to be developed during night time. This sporting event is thus the only race in Spain that gives prominence to the adapted sport with the profile of steep climbs and descents that characterise La Orotava. It is a sports race for all people who simply wish to enjoy a unique test in a unique environment and with a totally dedicated audience.
The race is expected to exceed 600 runners and has the motto “Run for Equality”.
Although the test is nocturnal, it will begin at 4pm with multiple and dynamic com-plementary activities. At 7pm, there will be the V Mini Children’s Race 8KM Hospiten La Orotava, with distances between 300 and 900 metres. The race is not competitive but to-tally supportive for the entity Crevo (Center for Rehabili-tation and Stimulation of the Valley of La Orotava). The 8km will start at 10pm. The route is eight kilometres, with two laps of four kilometres. The riders will receive a bag with equipment,and during the race they will enjoy a large supply of supplies.
The Andalusian solidarity association, Carros de Fuego, will be present at the event. This is a non-profit association based in Seville whose tools for social inclusion are leisure and sports. It wanted to be present to give greater visibility to inclusive sport .