In a world marked by injustice and social differences; a world where poverty, hunger and lost causes prevail, it seems that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Every day the media bombards us with headlines such as: “Taliban under attack in area where US soldiers killed”, “Suicide bomb hits UN in Pakistan”, “Taiwan evacuates over 6000 as typhoon lingers”… and so on. In what kind of crazy world are we living?
Fortunately, not everything is so bad. There are more and more conscious people with the idea of building a better world, where hunger, wars, inequalities or diseases do not have a place on this planet. Hence, there arose in Spain some years ago a great initiative to fight against the breast cancer, the Women’s Race or Carrera de la Mujer, which is now celebrated in 8 Spanish cities: Málaga, Valencia, Madrid, Gijón, Vitoria, Seville, Barcelona and Zaragoza.
The registration price is €6, one of which is a donation to the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer), and will go entirely to the fight against breast cancer. The participants run 5km through the city centre and they receive a very special gift for their participation: a race T-shirt.
Women have been involved so much in this good cause that the race has enjoyed the support of more than 30,000 female participants in these months of 2009. The last race was held on 4th October in Seville and had 3812 participants. Soon the last two races of 2009 will be celebrated in Barcelona and Zaragoza – on October 25th and November 15th, respectively. Both hope to have the same or more success than its sister races in other cities. But Madrid beat all the records in its 2008 edition, where they counted with near 12.000 participants, followed by Barcelona with 6.500.
And what better way to fight for a good cause than with exercise? After the 5km run, there will be an aerobics festival where girls can continue doing sports.
There’s still time to join the bandwagon of solidarity and healthy lifestyle. Why not combine your participation in the Carrera de la Mujer with a tourist trip to Barcelona? Take advantage of the cheaper prices of apartments in Barcelona and enjoy a perfect stay in the Catalan capital of Barcelona.