The article here on the Ideal site has details of a race taking place in Almerimar this coming Sunday (12 May 2019).

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The Almerimar promenade will host the 6th Women's Race on Sunday

Among the novelties of this edition is the creation of school careers from the age of five and the inclusion of mixed groups

The seafront of Poniente de Almerimar, at the height of the Hotel AR, will be again this Sunday, May 12, starting at 9.30 am, the stage of the Women's Race organized by the Municipal Center for Women of the City Council of El Ejido and the Municipal Sports Institute.

A test that reaches its sixth edition and that, in addition to being a popular sporting event, becomes every year an important act of awareness on gender equality.

The Councilor for Social Services, Delia Mira, said this morning during the presentation that this activity aims to "promote the practice of sport for all the benefits it has on physical and mental health" and the participation of some 800 women is expected.

Under the slogan 'I want to run free, I want to run with you, not you', the appointment is part of the I Municipal Plan for Equality of this council and also, for the first time, in the State Pact against Violence of Gender. That is why in this edition the goal is "to emphasize the safety of women when they go out to run or to do any sport, raising awareness among the population of the importance of respecting and claiming their safety," said the councilor ejidense.

This Women's Race will have distance of 3 and 6 kilometers, and three categories, such as individual, couples and teams.

In this line and as new this year, men, in addition to being able to participate in mixed couples, may do so in mixed groups. Likewise, school careers are incorporated from five years for boys and girls.

There will be special prizes for the most veteran runner, participation, first pair in the modality of mixed and three more prizes that the organization will award to groups or clubs for their originality or special characteristics. In addition, the test will have animation, playroom and physiotherapy service.

The inscription has a cost of 5 euros and can be done until Friday at 1 pm both online and physically, in the municipal areas of Social Services and IMD.