Cudeca Hospice prepares for 17th fundraising Walkathon

Rafael Olalla and Ángel Krebbers of Cudeca with mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas (centre).
Rafael Olalla and Ángel Krebbers of Cudeca with mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas (centre). / SUR
  • The event takes place on Sunday 12 May with routes covering ten, five and two kilometres along the seafront in Benalmádena

The promenade in Benalmádena Costa looks set to be invaded by hundreds of red T-shirt-clad walkers this Sunday for the 17th edition of the Cudeca Walkathon.

In order to raise funds for the Cudeca hospice charity and awareness of its work, participants are invited to cover one of three routes: ten, five or two kilometres.

Walkers will set off from the beach near the Sunset Beach Club Hotel (Calle Torrevigía) at 10.30am for the ten kilometre walk and at the later time of 12 noon for those covering the shorter distances.

Participants can register online up to two days before the event, paying ten euros for adults and six euros for children, or on the morning of the event when adults will be asked for a donation of 12 euros. All participants will receive the official Walkathon T-shirt and a bottle of water.

Meanwhile there will be a party atmosphere at the starting and finishing point near the Sunset Beach Hotel where there will be live music, entertainment, a charity paella and children’s activities.

Prizes will be award to walkers who raise the most sponsor money and the biggest group taking part.

At the launch of the event on Monday, the mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, encouraged residents and visitors to take part in the walk. “The Cudeca Hospice does an important job for many people at the end of their lives and we need to be part of events such as the Walkathon so that they can continue to assist many people who need the Cudeca special kind of caring,” he said.

Cudeca’s deputy chief executive and financial director, Rafael Olalla, added: “The registration raises funds to continue caring for people with cancer and other advanced diseases and offer support to their families.”