Argentina - "Trelew runs for young people": competition sponsored by municipality of Trelew to make Salesian commitment known

28 November 2018

(ANS - Trelew) - The Salesian house "Padre Juan Muzio" is preparing for the first edition of the competition called "Trelew runs for young people" , which wants to replicate the similar initiative "Buenos Aires corre por los jóvenes." The event, which will be held on Saturday 8 December at Laguna Chiquichano, includes two different races of 5 and 10 km and a relay competition. 

The sporting event has a purpose of solidarity; the proceeds obtained will be donated to Vocational Training Center No. 1672 "San Juan Bosco" in Trelew. The event is also sponsored by the municipality and among its objectives is to publicize Salesian commitment in the area and promote outdoor physical activity, especially among young people.

On the sidelines of the main competitions are a series of activities for families, such as a relay for children, competitions for parents with children and a 1 km walk around Laguna Chiquichano.

The activity has the support of the Sports Coordination and Health Directorate of the Municipality of Trelew, which will accompany the event with the installation of the "Health Tent" and with activities to promote prevention.

The Director of the "Father Juan Muzio" Institute of Trelew, Horacio Fernández, explained that the "Trelew runs for young people" event takes place this year "at the same time as the competitions of Buenos Aires and Tierra del Fuego, with the aim of spreading Salesian initiatives in this area, which also includes the Don Bosco Institute of Rawson and the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace."
Fernandez then added that participation in the races requires a small registration fee, because "the proceeds will be used to purchase the necessary materials to continue conducting educational workshops in the San Martín neighborhood."

"We have great expectations. We have already had the confirmation of some elite runners and we have also invited to participate also the communities of Esquel and Comodoro Rivadavia, Viedma and Sierra Grande, where there are also Salesian schools," concluded Mr. Fernández.

You can register for the marathon through the website: 


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