The San Silvestre de Cartagena registration is now open and will remain so until December 28. The race, organized by the Sports Department in collaboration with the newspaper La Verdad, is held on the last day of the year.
There are a number of categories available, enabling as many people as possible to get involved.
The race begins at 5pm on December 31 for the youngsters and the last race is at 5:30pm for the adults.
The adult race has a distance of 5,170 metres while the children have 400 metres. Start and finish are both at the gates of Cartagena town hall.
This is a race for runners and for walkers with no shame in coming last. No animals are allowed to accompany entrants and no forms of transport are permitted for anyone other than official race organisers and monitors. To qualify, the entire route must be completed. There will be somewhere secure to store your kit so save you lugging it around the route.
Anyone can participate regardless of gender or nationality.
This is the 34th edition of the race, and if previous years are anything to go by it will be extremely popular. Runners compete in anything from serious athletic kit to Father Christmas garb, ballerina dresses and animal outfits.
Costs for the San Silvestre de Cartagena
The enrollment fees vary according to category.
- Benjamin (up to 9 years old): €2. They will each receive a medal, but have no shirt and no chip
- Juveniles and children (10/13 years): €3. They will each receive a shirt but no chip
- Cadet and Youth (14/16 years): €5. They will each receive a shirt and a chip
- Adults (17 years old and over): €10. They will each receive a shirt and a chip
Entries can be made online at the following ( in Spanish). You will need to become a member to enter.
- La Hora de Laverdad