There is a fantastic tradition that takes place in Madrid every year on New Year’s Eve. The San Silvestre Vallecana race first took place in 1964 and is still going strong in 2011. This 10km race takes place through Madrid’s Vallecas district and is open to runners of all ages and abilities. The dash is held on New Years Eve and thousands take part in it year after year. From serious athletes to those wanting a bit of a challenge and plenty of fun, anyone and everyone are welcome to enter. It’s a great event for spectators too as it is filled with fun, energy and plenty of excitement too.
Runners have to register for the event if they want to take part. Registration opens next week and can be done online at http://www.sansilvestrevallecana.com
There is no doubt that this 10km race is a highlight of the Madrid Christmas calendar and a great way to work off any Christmas over indulgences too! Anyone living or visiting Spain’s capital over the New Year period should make sure they don’t miss out on seeing or even taking part in this event. It will certainly ensure this Christmas and New Year won’t be forgotten in a hurry.