29/11/22 - The iconic race that came to Portugal during the 1970s is one of the most popular among the Portuguese.
Cásper Líbero is the name of the Brazilian journalist who brought the race here and baptised it as "São Silvestre" in honour of Pope Silvestre, who died on New Year's Eve in 335. Currently, the initiative takes place in almost every locality in the country, and, in the case of Lisbon, there are even several races in the different parishes.
This race takes place in the streets of Lisbon on the last day of the year, 31st December, at 10am. It is a race that challenges everyone to join in a celebration that will be an opportunity to finish the year exercising, while also whetting the appetite for the traditional delicacies of the new year.
The programme, besides the 10 km race, includes a 5 km walk and a race for children, who will have to give everything in 500 metres. The start and finish will be at Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, at the top of Parque Eduardo VII.