Baiona will celebrate its second Solidarity Vertiathlon in October

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Baiona City Council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros will be held on Saturday, October 8

· Athletes participating in this sprint triathlon must complete a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and 5-kilometre run

· All the money raised from registrations will go to the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities

After the success achieved last year with the participation of more than 200 people and more than 5,700 euros raised, Baiona once again hosts in 2016 a new edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, an event organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Baiona City Council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros and the collaboration of the Galician Triathlon Federation.

The competition, which will have the design of a sprint triathlon, will be held on October 8 and will include three swimming, cycling and running events. Participants must complete a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. The entire circuit will take place through the bay of Baiona and the different streets of the fishing village.

The godmother of the Vertiathlon will be, one more year, the paratriathlete from Vigo Susana Rodríguez. The Galician and Spanish Paralympic duathlon champion, who two years ago received the title of Best Galician Athlete with a Disability, and who will participate in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, was enthusiastic about once again sponsoring an event for solidarity purposes , to which a large number of firms have also joined.

Foxy, Coca Cola, Coedent, Arena, Repsol, Terras Gauda, Cope, or the Xunta de Galicia through Deporte Galego, are some of the companies and institutions that have already confirmed their support for this year’s Vertiathlon, and from the organization They hope to have more collaborations.

In the first edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, held in September 2015, 230 people participated, whose registrations raised 5,750 euros for the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club, created in 2012 to bring the world of sailing closer to people disabled. The absolute winners in the male and female categories were Brais Misa García, from the Porriño Athletics Club; and Mar Villar Zamuz, from Trinorth Nogasa.