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Registration for Mandela race in Cuba will start on Juy 28

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Registration for the seventh edition of the race for Nelson Mandela International Day, as a worthy tribute to the life and historical legacy of the anti-apartheid leader, will be held tomorrow, the 28th and 29th, at the Marabana offices, at Ciudad Deportiva, in Havana.

Convened by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) and the embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Cuba, this race has the special meaning of paying tribute to the former South African president, who was a great friend of the Cuban people.

The event will be held on Saturday, July 30, starting at 7:30 in the morning, in the surroundings of the Mesón de la Chorrera, and continues by the Havana seawall, Avenida de los Estudiantes, Avenida de las Misiones and the finish line on the north balcony of the Museum of the Revolution.

Carlos Gattorno, director of the Marabana-Maracuba National Races and Walks Commission, declared to the Cuban News Agency that participation will be free and unlimited in terms of the number of runners.

Gattorno added that all those who reach the finish line will qualify for the Marabana edition of this year 2022, considered the main marathon race in the country.

He also pointed out that the circuit to be completed will be six and a half kilometers long; while all participants will receive diplomas, including those belonging to associations for the disabled.

Nelson Mandela International Day (1918-2013) was set for every July 18 by the United Nations General Assembly, as a worthy tribute to the life and historical legacy of the anti-apartheid leader.

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