Running in Uruguay

There are a lot of running and endurance events in Uruguay.  One is an annual 7k run in Montevideo sponsored by the bank, BBVA. It starts and finishes on the rambla (seaside road and walk) in the Montevideo community of Punta Carretas. This year more than 2,000 runners participated.

 BBVA 7k race 23 September 2012 in Puntas Carretas Uruguay with Karin Ledl

Interested in learning more about running and endurance events in Uruguay? Following are three great links:

  • This link is to a concise calendar of upcoming running events in Uruguay.
  • This link is to a blog with lots of pictures, videos, and articles about running and endurance events in Uruguay, as well as links to information about upcoming events.
  • This link goes to the website of the Montevideo running club, Trotamundos (Globetrotters). Their event calendar includes races and triathlons in Uruguay as well as Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. If you want to make friends and combine running with traveling in South America, this might be a good place to start.

It took almost four minutes for all of the 2,000 runners to cross the starting line at this year's BBVA 7k race.

1 comment:

frank cherry said...

the links are priceless because it is difficult to get information of running and other athletic events in Uruguay. Thanks to Karin!