COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Thousands race in Orihuela to show solidarity with cancer sufferers

Thousands joined in the cancer charity race. Credit: Aespanc/Facebook

AROUND 2,500 people took to the streets of Orihuela on Spain’s Costa Blanca for its second edition of the Race of the Cities against Pancreatic Cancer. 

They took part in routes of five and 10 kilometres, all wearing t-shirts to show ‘solidarity’ with people suffering from the condition. 

Sunday morning’s event kicked off in a lively climate with live music, with the starting point in Avenida de España. 


Promoted by the Spanish Association of Pancreatology (AESPANC) and the Pancreatic Cancer Association (ACANPAN), with the support of the Department of Sports of Orihuela, the event raised funds for research into cancer treatment and to support sufferers. 

Similar races under the same title have previously taken place in other Spanish towns and cities including Alicante and Terrasa. 



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