12 thousand athletes participating in Corrida do Benfica
In spite of the rain, more than 12 thousand athletes participated in the 11th Corrida do Benfica – António Leitão, held on April 10. The event was once again a success, counting with the presence of more than 400 collaborators from Hospital da Luz Lisboa, Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras, Hospital da Luz Clínica da Amadora and Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, which participated in the 10 km and 5 km races.
Hospital da Luz Lisboa, which provides official medical services to SL Benfica and is one the sponsors of the event, ensured for the third consecutive year medical assistance during the race, with a medical center equipped with the necessary technical and human resources to meet the race requirements, including two doctors and five nurses and counting with the support of five ambulances to transport the athletes if needed.
At the end of the course, conquered by SL Benfica athletes, Hélio Gomes (senior male) and Dulce Félix (senior female), the Hospital da Luz representative, Pedro Patrício, handed over the prizes to the three best juvenile male athletes.
On the previous day, the children’s race Corrida da Pequenada do SL Benfica took place, also with large participation. Hundreds of children, from 7 to14 years old, some of them related to Hospital da Luz Lisboa, Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras, Hospital da Luz Clínica da Amadora and Hospital Beatriz Ângelo collaborators, participated with great enthusiasm in the races organized at Estádio da Luz, Benfica stadium.