33,000 people will run for ALS at the 44th El Corte Inglés La Cursa Race

news May 2024 El Corte Inglés

What: 33,000 people will participate in the 44th El Corte Inglés La Cursa Race in Barcelona, supporting ALS research.

Why it is important: The race not only raises awareness and funds for ALS research through the Fundació Catalana d’ELA Miquel Valls but also highlights the commitment to gender equality and inclusivity in sports, with a balanced rate of female and male participants across diverse age groups.

The 44th edition of the El Corte Inglés La Cursa Race will take place this Sunday, starting at 9 am on Avenida Diagonal with the finish line at Plaza Catalunya. This annual event draws 33,000 participants and serves as a significant occasion to support ALS research and patient support, coordinated by the Fundació Catalana d’ELA Miquel Valls. The race is notable for its equal participation rates between genders and inclusivity of various age groups, reflecting its broad appeal and community engagement. Favourites for this year's podium include Xavi Tomassa, Carles Montllor, and Bilal Ziadi in the men's category, and Meritxell Soler, Cristina Silva, and Douae Ouboukir in the women's category. The event is a major fixture in the athletic calendar, celebrated for its festive and inclusive atmosphere.

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