Milla Sagrada Familia and race The 5 Miles

La Milla presents a powerful poster with names such as Mechaal, Mezourgui, Pereira and Jepkorir

19 April, 2016

The 32 edition of the Milla Sagrada Familia - 10è International Ciutat Trophy of Barcelona, organized by the Claror Foundation, it was presented this morning at 11.00 hours at its headquarters District of the Eixample. In the event, the athletes running the professional series of the race among those who stand out have been announced Abdelaziz Mezourgui, Adel Mechaal, Víctor García, Solange Pereira, Eunice Jepkorir i Esther Gerrero.
The athletic race, of 1.609 meters, is celebrated on Sunday 24 April with the traditional route around the so-called Gaudí island, formed by the temple of the Sagrada Familia, the Plaza de la Sagrada Familia and the square of Gaudí. The starting point will be located on Carrer de Mallorca, between the streets of Sardinia and Marina, and the arrival line will be on Carrer de Provença.
One of the peculiarities of the Mile is that it combines the popular side - with fifteen races from Benjamins to veterans - with the professional side as the two series of International City Trophy of Barcelona They bring together athletes from the national and international athletics elite.
La Milla, a race of great prestige
The Councilor of the Eixample District, Agustí Colom, stressed that the Milla "is one of the most successful popular activities implemented in the Sagrada Familia neighborhood" and added that it is incorporated in the neighborhood festival of the neighborhood, but that "It is fully consolidated and has a great prestige on its own". The councilor thanked the intense dedication of the organizers and volunteers who contribute their efforts to the success of the Sagrada Familia Mile year after year.
The director of the Mile, Núria Borràs, stressed that "the key to the success of the Mile is the combination of professional athletes and those who are not." Borràs emphasized "the rhythm of inscriptions in the popular series goes well where we have already closed the series of veterans, children and the absolute."
Successful enrollment of the 2a race The 5 Miles of solidarity profile
Another aspect that the director of the race wanted to emphasize is that the second race of the 5 Miles has already exhausted all the numbers available this year. On the other hand, the Social Work La Caixa has delivered a check of 10.675 euros that have been distributed to the social entities that every year collaborate with the Sagrada Familia Mile:
Asociación Encert, which promotes the leisure, training and employment of children and young people with intellectual disabilities.
Association We Learn, which works for the inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Association Superation, dedicated to the inclusion of young people through triathlon.
Ared Foundation, dedicated to the reinsertion of women.
Can Roger Association, social dining room and urban garden.
Volunteers 2000.
Schools in the neighborhood of the Sagrada Familia.
Good level of athletes in the professional series
Representing elite athletes have attended the event Montse Mas i Khalid Oughzif. Both have agreed to emphasize the good level of athletes that will participate in the professional races of the Mile. "We are very excited to take part in the Mile for the first time," remarked Khalid Oughzif, who said that "we are increasingly difficult to compete with renowned athletes as well as those in the race." Montse Mas, wanted to emphasize that "the poster of the women's series is very competitive and will be very similar so it is difficult to say who will be the favorite, although a priori Solange Pereira starts with this label, since she is a specialist of the distance and has won in the last two editions ".
Claror Fitness Fest and Gimcana Sports and Solidarity
Coinciding with the celebration of the Sagrada Familia Mile and the 5 Milles race, Clubs Claror, organizing entity of both races, will also be offering a sports morning on Sunday 24 in April. At 13 hours there will be a multitudinous open-air fitness masterclass with live music. A sports and solidarity gymkhana has also been prepared so that all the citizens who come here can enjoy in the family a magnificent festive atmosphere.

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