As part of the celebrations of the National Firefighter’s Day (August 22), the inter-municipal coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Guadalajara and Zapopan will carry out two sporting events for altruistic purposes: the first is the Vertical Race in the tower of the New Civil Hospital doctor Juan I. Menchaca on Sunday, August 14 at 7:30 a.m.; and the Guadalajara Firefighters 10K Race on August 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Base Central 1 Zapopana, at 460 José Luis Farah Street.
The vertical joust in which the participants have to climb 12 floors, 312 steps in total, against the clock, aims to raise funds for the treatment of girls and boys with burns who are treated at the “Juan I. Menchaca” Civil Hospital; Likewise, the Civil Protection and Firefighters of Guadalajara in its 10K Race is in honor of veteran firefighters.
The municipal president of Zapopan, Juan José Frangie, emphasizes that the twinning with Guadalajara must also be given in support of the institutions and the population that most needs it.
“It’s a way to exercise, but also to support,” says Frangie, highlighting the momentum of the races.
In its six previous editions, The Vertical Race has received nearly five thousand runners in person and virtually; For his part, Jaime Andrade Villanueva, general director of the OPD Hospitales Civiles de Guadalajara, explains thate an average of 200 patients with burns are treated annually.
On the other hand, the municipal coordination of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Guadalajara has organized the 10K Race since 2003.
In addition, within the framework of this race, the Children’s Athletic Festival will be held, a competition aimed at the children of the Civil Protection officers of the municipality of Guadalajara.
Pablo Lemus Navarro, municipal president of Guadalajara, stressed that the Vertical Race is an initiative of the corporation’s own elements. “It also has the objective of raising awareness to support these people in support of our girls and boys with burns,” he said.
Those interested in participating may register for both races at www.trotime.com.mx.
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