Since 1998 I have taken part for the most part of the years in the San Silvestre Vallecana in Madrid, in the evening of December 31st. That is a great tradition.
However, I have not yet shared in the blog another such tradition that I have been taking part in since 2015: running the Corrida de Noël in Toulouse, organized the weekend before Christmas on a Sunday morning.
That is another great event, in which around a thousand runners take part in different distances races all dressed up in Santa Claus or Père Noël costumes.
This time the circuit of the race took us from the Saint Sernin Basilica on two loops around Capitole, Alsace-Lorraine, Metz, Pont-Neuf, Saint Cyprien, Pont St Pierre and back to Saint Sernin, for a 7.2 km-long race which took me 34’54” to complete.