Ruth Beitia, Niurka Montalvo, Jesús García Bragado, Erki Nool or Nadezda Ostapchuk. To name a few. Elite athletes, Olympians and even with some metal in their windows, who once in their long or lauded career have turned their heads to Palafrugell. To compete in it, not on vacation. The traditional rally has opened the door to everyone. Also to those athletes who have finished with an enviable resume. It has been adding editions and only the pandemic decided to pause. This 2021 is back. Integrat en el programa català i també al circuit Europe Athletisme Promotion (EAP) i al de la Reial Federació Espanyola d’Atletisme (RFEA), en comptarà fins a 28 aquest proper dissabte, 18 de setembre.
From five in the afternoon, the traditional Palafrugell-Costa Brava Meeting will raise the curtain. In the middle, two postponements for the pandemic, which have forced to place this appointment in another hole in the calendar. It will be studied whether, in future editions, the month of September will be maintained as an ideal context for the test and not at the end of spring, as before.
In the Empordà region, the delegations from Kulgiga (Latvia), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Nivelles (Belgium), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Budapest (Hungary) and Marsa (Malta) are expected to be represented among all participants. ). At the moment it is clear when the start will be, but it will not be until tomorrow, Wednesday 15 September, when once registrations are closed and the lists of admitted athletes are published, the final test times will be published.
During the rally, a tribute will be paid to those victims in the field of sport who have lost their lives due to the pandemic. Around seven in the afternoon, a disc will be thrown symbolically and there will be a race of 1,500 meters without classification where participation will be open. The tests will be broadcast live through the website of the City of Palafrugell. After Palafrugell, the next meeting of the EAP circuit will be in Zadar on the 23rd.