32,000 women in run against breast cancer in Barcelona

Pink T-Shirts cover Catalan capital on Sunday morning in a festive atmosphere

Participants at the women's race against breast cancer on November 6, 2022
Participants at the women's race against breast cancer on November 6, 2022 / Marta Vidal

ACN | @agenciaacn | Barcelona

November 6, 2022 12:22 PM

Around 32,000 women took part in a run against breast cancer in Barcelona on Sunday morning.

The 8km-run began in Reina Maria Cristina avenue, at the foot of Montjuïc mountain, and ended in Rius i Taulet avenue, in the same area. The action took place mostly in Eixample and Sant Antoni neighborhoods.

The organization, formed by Sport Life magazine in collaboration with the Barcelona local council, restricted the participation to women as usual and also limited registrations to 30,000.

In 2019, 36,000 women took part in the race, and in 2021, the first one after the pandemic broke out, the event gathered 19,000 people.

Rebeca Suárez came first in the race with a time of 29:21.

Most participants wore pink T-Shirts and the atmosphere was festive at all times.

"I hope to have fun and do my best in the race for them, because they are heroes," said Maria Antònia, a runner, referring to women who suffer from breast cancer.

"I have been running for eight years and for me it means a lot, it is the best race I run during the year."

Another runner, Cristina, welcomed the number of participants. "Most of us are not runners, but we are here in order to fight and back those who are fighting," she said.

For Maite, who has joined the race several times, "it is a tribute to all women who have gone through this very tough process."