Happy Running New Year… January 5th… just in time…

The Calender for 2014 is updated and there are already a few races you can subscribe for. Don’t wait till it’s too late. Running is getting explosively popular in Valencia, like in other parts of the world. Learn about some typical Spanish healthy habits…

In Spain we celebrate San Silvestre instead of New Year’s Eve. In Valencia and in other Spanish cities, it became the tradition to run all dressed up into the new year. It’s a fun race and open for all ages. Just enjoy…

San Silvestre Real Club Náutico de ValenciaThis year I ran three San Silvestre races in three days. The first one was at the Real Club Náutico of Valencia near Pinedo. I got all mixed up by the location and nearly missed the race (Valencia has more harbours). While I have temporarily no car, we (the dog, Paul and myself) walked to and from the run, what is up to 10 kilometers. I ran a personal record in the cold night and I had a lot of fun. Around 200 people gathered and ran the race all dressed up.

HolirunThe next day I ran the HoliRun (in the other harbour). This is a colorrun. It was a beautiful sunny day and at every kilometer there was another color thrown into our faces. We all started in white and we ended up as a colorful rainbow. It was great fun. With lots of music and entertainment. I ran my slowest 5k ever 😉

San Silvestre de ValenciaAnd on Monday, just before the new year, there was the official San Silvestre of Valencia, with 15.000 enthausiastic all dressed up runners. We ran the old city center, with lots of Xmaslights, cheering and support along the way. I love this healthy running tradition….

…..a perfect start of the new year!

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