MONTEVIDEO (Uypress) – The 19th edition of the San Felipe and Santiago bullfight was launched, which will take place on Saturday, December 7. The San Felipe Junior will also be run.
The ceremony was held in the Ernesto de los Campos room of the community headquarters with the participation of the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Liliam Kechichián; the president of the Departmental Board, Miguel Velázquez; the director of the Department of Culture; Héctor Guido, and the director of the Sports Division of the IM, Daniel Zarrillo.
The mayor of Montevideo, Ana Olivera, highlighted the work of “the thousands of people who work around the race, with their clubs and organizations, their groups, who work hard and come together in one day and express a society that is building itself with diversity and with social integration”.
Minister Kechichián highlighted the work that the IM has been carrying out with sports, coordinating with the ministry and other institutions and “joining the efforts of the residents in the neighborhoods, as well as the ministry itself has been recovering gyms and spaces for the practice of sports in the city”.
The San Felipe and Santiago will be run on Saturday, December 7, along the Rambla de Montevideo, from Carrasco to Trouville.
The start will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambla and Sanlúcar, to travel 10 kilometers to the Rambla and September 21.
The competition, which is part of the activities of Montevideo Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2013, is part of the South American street crossing circuit of the South American Athletics Confederation, together with San Silvestre (San Pablo, Brazil), San Fernando (Punta del Este) and the bullfight in Cali (Colombia).
To participate it is necessary to pre-register through an electronic form available on the race website.
Registrations are made at Redpagos locations until 8:00 pm on Friday, December 6, at a cost of $250.
The withdrawal of numbers and bibs takes place until December 7 at the IM Sports Secretariat, which works in the Colombes grandstand of the Centenario stadium, from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
San Felipe Jr.
On the same day, the San Felipe Junior race will take place, aimed at children and adolescents between 9 and 15 years old.
- First category: 8 to 12 years. Distance 1,000 meters. Start time 18:25.
- Second category: 13 to 15 years. Distance 2,000 meters. Start time 18:30.
The departure and arrival of the San Felipe Junior will take place in Trouville square.
Registration for the San Felipe and Santiago bullfight
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