The HPS San Silvestre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria again count on free public transport thanks to the agreement reached between the capital city council and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria so that Global as Municipal buses allow access if any cost to the participants in the test.
It will be enough to show the dorsal of the race to the drivers of the guaguas to have free access to the public transport service from any point of the island from 1:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.. This means the transfer from three hours before the start of the test, at 16.00 with the departure of children, and up to three hours after the end of the adult race, which concludes at 18.30.
The agreement was adopted with the presence of the councilor of the government's area of New Technologies, Public Administration and Sports of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Aridany Romero; the Minister of Transport and Mobility of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Juan Francisco Trujillo; the councilor of Mobility and City of Sea, José Eduardo Ramírez, Eva Molina on behalf of Hospital Perpetuo Socorro, main sponsor of the test and Pablo González, manager of Top Time Eventos, organizing company. It is the third consecutive year in which this agreement has been in place since the HPS San Silvestre became the first race supported in this way by Gran Canaria public transport.
Ramírez was satisfied with the involvement once again of both companies, which made it the first race in Gran Canaria with such support that allows public transport across the island to turn in this test that does not stop growing in each edition, ranking among the most important San Silvestres nationwide of the more than 200 that are celebrated.
In fact, the city is already adorned by the City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with a exhibition of photographs spread around the city in which there are 1,167 people and 33 companion animals that have participated in the last two years through 120 banners with 240 photographs under the heading of "city 100×100 solidarity", to which are added two giant totems at both ends of the Maritime Avenue at the height of the Roman Park.
Precisely its marking solidarity character was also highlighted by the councilor of Mobility given that the full amount of the proceeds from the registration is allocated to social projects led by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (Aecc), the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (Cear), Doctors of the World, Children's Villages, Alejandro Da Silva Foundation, Unicef and the Red Cross.
Trujillo, meanwhile, stressed the importance of this agreement to not only encourage and facilitate participation in the test but avoid traffic congestion in the area given the high influx of participants and the public and speed up parking, linking sports and environmental care ambient. "The free nature of the transport of Global is also an opportunity for you to join this festival of sport and solidarity from all points of Gran Canaria, in which, given their values, from the City Council we are happy to collaborate with this service, "he said.
He also explained that it will be possible to announce that the Canarian Foundation for the Promotion of Adapted Special Transport, of which he is president, will also offer free transfers to those whose disability prevents them from accessing a guagua whether or not users are registered for this service. The Foundation has 10 adapted vehicles with five seats for wheelchairs each that provide their service permanently. To request this transport on December 31, it will only be necessary to request it through the numbers 928 930 206 or 647 520 771 and show the dorsal of the test.
Molina, meanwhile, wanted to thank both institutions their involvement in this test whose image is already an icon of the capital of Gran Canaria on December 31 as well as one of the most unique races of the panorama of national running and the most multitudinous and supportive of how many are celebrated in the Canary Islands.
The registration period of the HPS San Silvestre concludes tomorrow, Friday, December 28, or when the 12,000 seats available are exhausted. The rate of enrollment is vertiginous and is already around 11,000 participants. To sign up, just access the website www.hpssansilvestre.com or go to the first floor of the Hospital Perpetuo Socorro, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to the centers Macrofit de La Ballena and Castillo de Agüimes, from 7 am to 10 pm A new registration point located on the first floor of the building is added to both from 10 am to 8 pm Las Arenas Shopping Center managed by the beneficiary entities of the event.