Arroyo de la Miel’s Famous ‘Urban Turkey Race’: A Fun & Healthy Morning Run for all the Family

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Arroyo de la Miel is getting ready to celebrate the 31st edition of its famous ‘Carrera Urbana del Pavo’ (Urban Turkey Race) which will take place this coming Sunday the 15th December, 2013.

Poster for the Carrera del Pavo (Urban Turkey Race) in Arroyo de la Miel, BenalmadenaThis traditional race was first held 31 years ago when participants had to run after a live turkey! Nowadays the turkey is taking a well earned rest; however, the winner of the race does get to take home a fantastic specimen to enjoy with their family over Christmas dinner! 🙂 

The main aim of this Urban Turkey Race is to promote running amongst participants and the local population, fomenting a healthy lifestyle through this form wonderful form of exercise.

This year the event will also be collaborating closely with local charity, Caritas, to help families in need; all runners taking part in the race will have to bring at least 1kg of food. With a bit of luck, we’ll see participation numbers similar to last year which will allow for the collection of approximately 2000 kg of food!

The race consists of a 4.5 km long circuit starting off at the Arroyo de la Miel Municipal Sports Stadium and makes its way through the streets of the town to the finish line at the Fair Ground above Paloma Park. The fun starts at 11:00 am and all those who wish to take part will have to sign up by the 13th December (at the Municipal Sports Stadium).

Runners of all levels and ages are welcome as the race will have over 20 categories and their corresponding prizes.

As you can see from the event poster above, Sunset Beach Club is actually one of the official sponsors for the Urban Turkey Race and we hope to see lots of you there on Sunday morning! 🙂

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