Every year on 31st December, since 1964, Madrid stages the most multitudinous athletics event in Spain. San Silvestre Vallecana Sport and celebration come together in a 10-kilometre race in which fancy dress and artificial snow play a part. Keep an eye out for when registration opens because places run out fast!
The event consists of two different competitions: a fun run (participants must be over the age of 16) and another for professionals. The course is not too demanding for runners as 8 of its 10 kilometres are almost all downhill.
The fun run is held at 5.30 pm. The departure (Calle Concha Espina) is organised by times, making the race faster. The international competition starts out at 8pm and participants include today's leading international stars.
The Vallecas Stadium is the official finishing line for the professional race whilst amateurs arrive to the grounds outside the stadium.
Sign up on the official website as of 15 September
5 pm - 5.30 pm - 6 pm - 6.30 pm
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