Nearly 3,000 runners will participate in the Women’s Race in Gran Canaria

Las Palmas will host the most important women’s circuit in Europe for the first time on July 10


Gran Canaria joins the circuit of the Central Lechera Asturiana Women’s Race, which will be held on July 10 over 5.8 kilometers that will cover nearly 3,000 runners, as announced by the organizers this Wednesday in its official presentation at the Paseo de Las Quarries of Las Palmas.

The start of the ‘Pink Tide’, whose inscriptions open this May 18, will be in León y Castillo street in the capital of Gran Canaria and the finish line will be next to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, which will host a fitness and aerobics festival.

The Councilor for Sports of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Francisco Castellano Ortiz, highlighted that the Council for Sports feels “very proud” of having made Gran Canaria part of the Women’s Race circuit, “the largest women’s sporting event in Europe and an international benchmark for solidarity support for entities of all kinds, promoting the incorporation of women into physical activity and sport”.

“In addition, in this way we value Gran Canaria as that European Island of Sports, where we can hold outdoor sporting events all year round,” he added.

For his part, Aridany Romero, Councilor for Sports of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, declared that: “We are very satisfied because Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the venues for the Women’s Race. In this way we unite our sports strategy to that of other cities in the country when it comes to promoting the incorporation of women into physical activity and sports in all age groups.This test comes to the city, for the first time, thanks to the important work of the Cabildo and its Sports Counselor, Francisco Castellano, so that we continue to be a national reference in holding outdoor sporting events after the break caused by the health crisis.

The capital of Gran Canaria will be the ninth city in the Asturian Dairy Central Women’s Race circuit, thus joining for the first time the traditional events on the peninsula that are held in Valencia, Madrid, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gijón, A Coruña, Seville, Saragossa and Barcelona.

The ‘Pink Tide’ celebrates eighteen editions, adding more than 1.2 million participants in all its tests, 130 with the one in Madrid last week, and almost one and a half million euros donated to different charitable and social causes that work in the fight against cancer and against sexist violence, support for research projects, trafficking in women or the incorporation of women into sports.

The Canarian event will maintain the solidarity spirit of the rest of the national circuit and at the end of it, a donation of 75,000 euros will be made to the Spanish Association Against Cancer, increasing the figure for 2021, and financial support will continue to be given to three foundations focused on protecting women in different fields: Wanawake Mujer, Fundación GEICAM and Clara Campoamor.

In addition, there will be the possibility of acquiring up to 50 100% solidarity bib numbers in favor of the local project, the Canary Islands Association of Breast and Gynecological Cancer (ACCM). It was created to defend the interests of women facing breast cancer and their relatives who also suffer from the disease.

Likewise, the Women’s Race of Gran Canaria Central Lechera Asturiana maintains its solidarity merchandising project #MásQueUnaMuñeca with all the models from last year, made by women at risk of social exclusion and survivors of trafficking. The #MásQueUnaMuñeca collection is the social merchandising of the Women’s Race Circuit together with Wanawake and Proyecto Esperanza.

These dolls, on sale for 3.5 euros, are an opportunity to access the labor market for dozens of women survivors of trafficking for the purpose of exploitation and gender violence. Thanks to the project, these women can become citizens with full rights through decent work.

Among the priority objectives is the effort to incorporate women of all ages into the regular practice of sport, fight against cancer and raise awareness of the importance of prevention, as well as promote healthy lifestyle habits to avoid it as much as possible. possible, and combat gender-based violence and the social and educational inequalities suffered by women.

All women will wear 016 on their bibs in physical races, which is the helpline for victims of sexist violence and leaves no trace on the phone bill. The circuit started on April 10 in Valencia, on May 8 it arrived in Madrid and the next test is in Vitoria-Gasteiz, on June 5. Barcelona will host the last one on November 6.