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The UAB Solidarity Race to be held on 16 December
Cancer and solidarity has brought together the UAB, the ALBA Synchrotron and the Cerdanyola del Vallès City Council in the seventh edition of the UAB Solidarity Race, which will be celebrated on Sunday 16 December. All money raised will go towards research into cancer, the disease the TV3 Marathon is focusing on this year.
All money raised will go towards research into cancer, the disease the TV3 Marathon is focusing on this year. Both the UAB and the ALBA Synchrotron inlcude research teams working to find cures for cancer.
On Monday 26 November the new aspects of this year's UAB Solidarity Race were presented, as well as the involvement of different institutions working on research into cancer, the number one cause of death amongst men and number two amongst women in Catalonia. The official T-shirt and promotional ad was also presented, followed by a group photo of all attendants.
This solidarity race includes the participation of an average of 2,000 people a year, motivated by participating in a supportive and festive sports event. Coinciding with the UAB's 50th anniversary this year, the race will be even more supportive and festive than ever.
MORE SUPPORTIVE AND FESTIVE THAN EVER
Throughout its previous editions, the UAB Solidarity Race has raised over 60,000 euros for the TV3 Marathon, with an average of 2,000 participants in each edition and thanks to the involvement of more than 500 volunteers in these seven years.
This year there will be three races, an 11km race, a 6km race, and a 6km walk and a 480 metres race for people with reduced mobility, of the few races of this type offered in Catalonia. For athletes with reduced mobility, the race will begin at 10:15 a.m., while the 11km race will begin at 10:45 a.m. The 6km race and walk will begin at 11 a.m. For the first time, the race will pass through the centre of Cerdanyola del Vallès and the walk will pass in front of the ALBA Synchrotron. Upon registration participants will receive a T-shirt and soup will be served at the finish line.
FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Cancer is the main cause of death among men and second among women in Catalonia. Every day 28 people die of cancer, more than 10,000 a year.
Thanks to biomedical research in Catalonia cancer survival rates have risen 7% in the past 10 years and the average rate is now 55%. Despite the advances in treatments and diagnosis and prevention methods, cancer rates continue to be very high: one in every two men and one in every three women will suffer from cancer.ENTITIES FAIR
The UAB Solidarity Race will coincide with an entities fair held by different organisations working with cancer-related diseases.
DRESSING UP FOR THE RACE
In celebration of the UAB's 50th anniversary, participants are invited to dress up for the race and prizes will be handed out to the most original costumes.
All those interested in volunteering in organisational tasks - coordinated by the university's Solidarity Foundation (FAS) - such as preparing material, handing out numbers, support tasks during the race, etc. are welcome to sign up.
REDUCED MOBILITY RACE
The UAB Solidarity Race is one of the few to offer specific versions for people with reduced mobility. The 480 metre race will begin at the start/finish of the 11km race, at the Plaça de la Vila Universitària.
At the end of the race, the Hotel Campus staff will offer all participants crossing the finish line a warm cup of Aneto soup.
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As is tradition, the UAB Choir and Orchestra will offer a concert on 17 December and perform pieces by Edward Elgar, Ottorino Respighi, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Xaver Gruber, as well as several traditional songs. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Theatre Hall (Plaça Cívica). Read more