After the success of the previous edition, which raised 18,000 euros, the ProFuturo charity race returns to the Spanish capital next April 7. On its fourth anniversary, the event (which shares the date and itinerary with the Movistar Half Marathon), will start and end in the Paseo del Prado in Madrid at 9 am. The aim is to raise funds for taking quality digital education to millions of children in vulnerable environments. The circuit is approximately 5 km long, and everyone who has previously signed up for this edition according to the regulations is eligible to take part. Children can also have fun on this day out by taking part in the children’s races to be held after the end of the Half Marathon on the same home stretch as the race.
Once again this year, ProFuturo wants to contribute to narrowing the digital education gap and help millions of boys and girls gain access to a quality education regardless of where they are from. The foundation’s mission is transferred to its charity race, this year held on Sunday April 7 at 9 am, and which has the same itinerary as the Movistar Madrid Half Marathon. Part of the 4-euro registration price will go to ProFuturo.
Participation in the race is open to everyone born in 2005 or before, whether or not they are federated and with no distinction of sex or nationality, provided they have registered correctly before the deadline and through the established channels.
Runners can take a maximum of 50 minutes to complete the race. Registration is only through the official website: http://www.carrerafundacionprofuturo.com/
The circuit goes through the following streets: Paseo del Prado – Madrid City Hall (starting line), c/ Alcalá, Plaza de la Independencia, c/ Alcalá, c/ Velázquez, c/ Goya, Paseo Príncipe de Vergara, c/ Alcalá, c/ O’Donell, Avda. Menéndez Pelayo, Paseo Reina Cristina, Paseo Infanta Isabel, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, Paseo del Prado – Plaza de Murillo (finishing line).
The bib-and-chip and official T-shirt can be picked up exclusively at the Feria del Corredor (Runners’ Fair) on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April from 10 am to 8 pm without interruption.
To collect their bib-and-chip, runners must show the receipt or a copy of their registration, together with an ID card, passport or other official document to accredit their identity.
Last year, both competitions attracted over 20,000 runners – including some leading figures in the world of sport such as Chema Martínez, Abel Antón, Fermín Cacho and Javier Gómez Noya.
Children, the other stars of the show
Children also have a prominent role in the Movistar Madrid Half Marathon and the 5K – ProFuturo Race thanks to a series of children’s races. These will take place at the end of the Half Marathon on the same home stretch as the race, at around midday onwards (we recommend being there around 15 minutes beforehand).
At the end of their corresponding run, all the participants will receive a medal in recognition of their participation.
The race is open to all boys and girls who want to take part and who were born in 2006 and after. Registration costs one euro and can be done at the stand installed for this purpose at the Runner’s Fair on April 5 and 6 from 10 am to 8 pm, in Ifema’s pavilion 2 (Avda. del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid).
The Marathon Sport Group, Atresmedia and Motorpress Ibérica are the organizers of the Madrid Half Marathon, which is also supported by the Madrid City Council, and includes the ProFuturo charity race. Children also play an important part thanks to a series of children’s races that will take place at the end of the Half Marathon in the same home stretch as the race. The only requirement is to have been born in 2006 or later.
The Madrid Half Marathon aspires to become known as the most popular Spanish Half Marathon with the highest participation, and one of the best for discovering this distance that is becoming ever more popular with runners.