If you fancy a run for a good cause this Sunday, Centro Plaza shopping centre is hosting its annual charity race in aid of the Marbella Red Cross.

Councillor of Sports, Javier Mérida, the Head of Emergency Services for the
Marbella Red Cross, Alejandro Fernandez and the manager of Centro Plaza shopping centre, Carlos García presented the event earlier this week and
pointed out the importance of these private initiatives which aid in the promotion of sporting and charity events and encouraged citizens to participate: “It is a pleasure for the Town Hall to participate in events like these” said Mérida, who will not be running this year but will be present to support the event.

Carlos García, manager of Centro Plaza, highlighted that “Those who decide to enter last minute can  do so at the starting point of the race before it begins, between 8:30 –  9:30 am”.

Inscription prices are 8 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. All funds raised will be donated to the Marbella Red Cross. “This year it will be used to reinforce the Emergency Services programme”, stated Alejandro Fernández head of the Emergency Services for the Marbella Red Cross. “We are going to initiate a new emergency services program. Beginning in
February the Red Cross will have a new ambulance that it has purchased that will be operational on weekends and public holidays for the municipality of Marbella.”

The event is supported by both public and private institutions including Siesta interior design, Frutas Eladio, ALC Global Health Insurance, Alssport.es, Abbey Wealth, Café Yanx, Elegant Marbella Estates, CIT Marbella, REM, Apymem, Apymespa and the Marbella and San Pedro
athletics clubs.

The race begins by the Hotel PYR in Puerto Banús on Rotary International Street at 10am  The track is 8 km long and runs through Puerto Banús goes along the boardwalk to Victor’s Beach where it turns  and goes through Nueva Andalucía, before finishing at the Centro Plaza shopping centre.
Shorter courses have been selected for the minor categories. For benjamines and prebenjamines they will begin at 11:30am and their course will be 400 metres long, alevines will begin at 11:50am, and their course will be 800 metres long. The cadet category will start at 12:15pm and have a course of 1600 metres.