This weekend Valencia hosted the 9th edition of RunCáncer, the 100% charitable tour of walks and races against cancer. The event, organised by the AECC Valencia, has had, once again, the collaboration of Dacsa Group.
This was a record edition, both in terms of participation, with more than 14,000 people, and in terms of funds raised, with a total of 70,055 euros.
Valencia against Cancer is a very popular event in the city of running, a 100% charitable event that combines running, walking and skating. But not only that, it has also become a festive and family day, with which to raise funds that are destined, in their entirety, to finance cancer research projects.
The day started at 8.30am with the competitive race, followed by skating, Nordic walking and the popular walk. These events started and finished in Alameda and with a circuit totalling 6 kilometres through the main streets of the city.
On behalf of the Dacsa Group, 15 employees participated in the different modalities to support the cause.
The annual Run Cancer tour consists of races and walks through numerous towns and, after having already run more than 80, the collection from the sale of bibs has amounted to 358,865 euros in 2023.
Along with the charitable nature of the event, the organisation also aims to become a 100% sustainable event, free of single-use plastics. For this reason, hydration points with dispensers were distributed throughout the circuit, avoiding the use of more than 10,000 single-use plastic bottles. Participants received their water in biodegradable cups, saving more than 160 kg of single-use plastic.
Along with this gesture, as usual, other sustainable initiatives were implemented, such as the use of a recycled paper bag for the race bibs, the 100% electric race leader car and the official 42K Running T-shirts made of 100% recycled fabric.
Charity and sustainability go hand in hand in an event in which, once again this year, the Dacsa Group has helped and given support to fight against a disease such as cancer.