Hospital da Luz Ensures Clinical Assistance at Benfica 12th Running

Hospital da Luz, official medical provider of SL Benfica, will ensure, for the fourth consecutive year, clinical assistance at Benfica Running – António Leitão, an athletic event in its 12th edition which will take place in April 9.

The running, organized by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, has a length of 10 km and is destined for all athletes, federate and non-federate, physically fit for this kind of trial and dully enrolled.

Besides the main running, starting at 11h15, the program includes the “Fun Run António Leitão”, a running/walking with no classification, with 5 km extension and start at 11h30, with the same route of the main running, until the exit of parking lots 1 and 2, located near Estádio da Luz. This trial is open to anyone with good health condition and over 14 years old. 

In both events, the participants enter, at third kilometre, inside the stadium, the route being common until exiting out of the stadium, following along Av. Machado dos Santos, where the “Fun Run” participants follow to the finish line, located at Praça Centenarium.

The day before, April 8, “Corrida da Pequenada” will take place, with an extension of 0.4 km to 1.6 km, destined for young people between 7 and 16 years old.

In the three events, about 12.250 athletes are expected to participate (10 km: 8500 athletes; Fun Run: 2750 athletes; Corrida da Pequenada: 1000 athletes).

Hospital da Luz, major sponsor of the event, will install, close to the finish line, a medical assistance unit, supported by medical and nursing personnel, also counting, on day 9, with five ambulances in different parts of the route.