Hospital da Luz Oeiras Provides Once Again Medical Assistance to Corrida do Tejo

Hospital da Luz Oeiras will coordinate and provide, once again, medical assistance to Corrida do Tejo, a running event taking place on September 23.

The course, along Avenida Marginal (N6), in a total distance of 10 km, will start in Algés at 10:00 a.m. near the train station, and will end near Praia da Torre, after Carcavelos roundabout, near Forte de São Julião da Barra.

After its debut in 2017, Hospital da Luz Oeiras will once again be the official medical assistance partner of this running event, organized by Oeiras City Council, this year in its 38th edition.

The race is already a tradition among the Lisbon region population, both for race enthusiasts and professional athletes. In 2017, over 9.000 athletes participated in the event, among them about a hundred collaborators from Grupo Luz Saúde.

To prepare the race, Oeiras City Council will organize free training sessions destined to athletes of all levels. The training sessions scheduled for September 1 and 8 will take place at Estádio Nacional, Jamor (at 10:00 a.m.), September 15 at Centro de Alto Rendimento de Atletismo, Jamor (at 10:00 a.m.) and September 21 near the swimming pool complex, in Jamor (at 18:30 p.m.).

A medical centre near the finish line

Medical assistance to the event will be ensured by a medical centre installed by Hospital da Luz Oeiras near the finish line, equipped with technical and human means ready to provide assistance to athletes along the race.

Besides the medical and nursing team of eight health professionals from Hospital da Luz, assistance will be ensured by a fire brigade and several ambulances along the race way ready to intervene in case of need.