More than 2000 people lace up for the 5th PortAventura Foundation Charity Race in aid of Associació Down Tarragona
In its fifth year, and under a new name, the #FUN RUN PortAventura takes in the entire park
PortAventura, 28 May 2016. - This morning runners took to the theme park streets for the 5th PortAventura Foundation Charity Run in support of the Associació Down Tarragona, where fun took precedence over competition and the runners enjoyed getting active as a family in this FUN RUN PortAventura.
The starting pistol was fired at 9 am when participants showed their support for charity by embarking upon a journey of seven kilometres, which this year for the first time ever took place entirely inside the park. The main aim of FUN RUN PortAventura was to provide a fun day out during which participants could get active to do their bit for this worthy cause, whilst enjoying the theme areas of China, Polynesia, Far West and SésamoAventura, all offering the best attractions for all ages. The route took in the impressive vertical accelerator of Ferrari Land, the new park inspired by the Italian brand of the "prancing horse", which is scheduled to open in April 2017.
The funds raised from registrations for the various race distances, one for adults and two short distances for children, have been donated to Associació Down Tarragona, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the quality of life and actively promote social integration of people with Down's Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. The Association will use these new resources to consolidate existing projects and continue its work to improve the education of children and young people with Down's Syndrome, a key area in the work of the PortAventura Foundation. On this day of integration, the park's mascot Woody was on hand to encourage youngsters to run for a good cause.
Celebrities running for Charity
A whole host of famous faces could not bear to miss the opportunity to get involved in the cause and run for Down's in this PortAventura Foundation event. Just some of the celebrities taking part were the model Alejandra Prat, bullfighter Óscar Higares, model Juan Betancourt, TV presenter Roberto Leal and actresses Cristina Abad and Ana del Rey from the television series Acacias 38. Chema Martínez also stepped up to the cause, taking first place in the race.
It was a full day of sports and solidarity in PortAventura Park, in a holiday, leisure and entertainment resort that welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world each year.
- Chema Martínez Fernández
- Just Sociats Asensio
- Javier Figuerola Ortín
- Cristina Silva Feliu
- Estefania Guinovart Rodríguez
- Anahi Herrera Servin
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About Associació Down Tarragona
Associació Down Tarragona is a regional organisation that aims to integrate into society people with Down's Syndrome and different capabilities. It was founded on the 27th of October 2007 and over the years has concentrated on developing the services available to the population of the province of Tarragona with Down's Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities and their families.
The mission of Associació Down Tarragona is to promote the social integration of people with Down's Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, improve their quality of life, contribute to supporting personal independence in all areas of life and uphold compliance with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations in 2006.
About PortAventura World Parks & Resort
PortAventura World Parks & Resort is the largest family leisure and holiday destination resort in Europe and throughout its 20-year history has welcomed over 60 million visitors. With a privileged location close to Barcelona, the resort operates four 4-star and one 5-star themed hotels (PortAventura Hotels) with a total of 2100 rooms, and a convention centre (PortAventura Convention Centre) with capacity for up to 4000 people. The range of leisure on offer also includes 3 golf courses (two of which were designed by Greg Norman) and a Beach Club with direct access to the beach. PortAventura World Parks & Resort is also home to a leading theme park and water park in Europe with a range of internationally-renowned attractions. In 2017 a third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari will join the PortAventura family.