On Sunday May 15 thousands of people will line the streets of Valencia to participate in the 34th edition of the “Volta a Peu” – an 8km (5 mile) course that winds through the streets of the Mediterranean city. It is not a competition, rather designed as a celebration of sport and the city itself. There is a three euro sign up fee that goes to a charity foundation that helps children with difficulties through sports. The main streets of the city will be shut down to traffic for most of day.
Walking or running this route is a great way to see the city as well as help with a great cause, as the route takes you past the fortified towers of the city, down to the main streets like Avinguda del Port and Gran Via, and through the Plaza d’Espanya. The race begins at 10:00 and there are activities and events for spectators and children throughout the morning.