We invite you to participate in the Spring Race 2023 – Year of the Rabbit , on the occasion of the Lunar Year that is celebrated from January 22th to February 5th, 2023. It is the most important traditional festival in China and is also known as the Festival of Spring as its origin is associated with the arrival of the season. In addition, this year marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Spain.
The race will take place in person on January 29th, 2023 in Madrid , where we have also prepared a program of activities related to Chinese culture and Chinese destinations.
In China, the race will be held virtually from January 20th to 29th, 2023 , and there will be activities to promote Spanish culture and tourist attractions .
In this way, we intend to unite participants from different cultures through sport.
Both in person and virtually, you can choose between 5K, 8K or 16K.
5K. This modality is ideal to complete with family or friends, either walking or running.
8K. For people over 16 years old.
16K. For ages 18+.
On this occasion, we are partnering with Reforesta, an NGO created in 1991 for the conservation of nature. A percentage of the proceeds from each registration will be sent to Reforesta to help them achieve their mission.
All participants will enter a draw for different prizes and will be able to win gifts for taking part in the different activities throughout the day.
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If you participate in the race you will have the opportunity to acquire the Rabbit medal and if you participate for twelve consecutive years, you will be able to complete the horoscope collection.
According to the legend that the Yellow Emperor wanted to choose twelve animals to form part of the court guard and so he organized a race: whoever arrived first, would have a higher rank.
This is how the order we know today was formed: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
Get to know which animal corresponds to your horoscope here