Blas J. Quiles Parra from Albox dedicates his victory in the Night Race Against Cancer to his mother.

The municipality of Albox has shown its great generosity by once again surpassing its best numbers. More than 700 participants ran in the Night Race Against Cancer held on Tuesday in aid of the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

The winner of the race, Blas Jesús Quiles Parra, from Albox, dedicated his victory to his mother who passed away due to this tough disease. In just 17.05 minutes he managed to complete the five kilometres through the town centre.

In the women’s category, this year’s winner was Esther Gálvez Jiménez, with a time of 20.50 minutes.

Excitement and a great atmosphere in the Plaza Mayor from early afternoon. The website had completed the digital registration packet days ago, and hundreds of locals came to register for the race just a few hours before the start. After fifteen editions, this has undoubtedly been the most numerous.

The children’s races started at seven in the evening. From that time the square was already full of life, all wearing pink t-shirts, the colour of the fight against cancer. The mayoress of Albox, María del Mar Alfonso, presented a cheque for 2500 euros to the president of the Association, María Sáez. “What a pride and joy to see this square full of solidarity, so many people running for a good cause. This event is a sign of our commitment to all the people who have suffered from this disease and their families. It is for them that we are here today, to give them all our support”, said the mayoress, just before the start of the massive race.

Some ran and others walked, the objective was to collaborate. No matter the time, the important thing was to help the Spanish Association Against Cancer, which organises the event in collaboration with the Albox Town Hall. Dozens of volunteers, the scouts of Albox, municipal workers and other associations of the municipality, who have been part of the organization to make the event a success. “Thanks to everyone for collaborating, this type of event shows that united we are capable of the best”, added Alfonso after the presentation of trophies to the different categories and the end of a sporting event that has exceeded all numbers, even though it coincided with the Champions League semi-final match between Bayern and Real Madrid.

 

 

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