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Successful fun run raises 1,000 kilos of food for charity

The runners donated 1,000 kilos of food to local charities.
The runners donated 1,000 kilos of food to local charities. / T.B.
  • Runners were encouraged to wear festive attire for the event and many participated in creative homemade costumes

Around 1,000 runners took part in the third edition of the San Silvestre charity race in Torremolinos on New Year's Eve.

The race, which was the last event in the town's calendar of sporting events for 2017, was, once again, deemed to have been a huge success.

The non-competitive race called for participants to donate one kilo of non-perishable food. More than one tonne of dried produce was collected and distributed among various social aid associations in Torremolinos.

The runners, who were seen off from the Plaza Blas Infante at midday by José Ortiz, mayor of Torremolinos, embarked on a four kilometre fun run through the streets of the town. The runners passed through El Calvario, Los Palacios and on to the Plaza Costa del Sol, before returning to the town hall.

Participants were encouraged to get in the seasonal spirit by donning festive attire for the event. The runners turned out in an array of inventive costumes, including Santa Clauses, elves and Christmas presents. Prizes were awarded for the most creative costumes.

Organised by Torremolinos town hall, the race was part of a series of weekend events designed to raise food for underprivileged families in Torremolinos.