Friends of the Elderly (Amics de la Gent Major) in Valencia is a state volunteer foundation that was founded 35 years ago with a dream: to live in a society that recognises the role, uniqueness and value of the elderly. Ageism is the third most common cause of discrimination in society, and the organisation raises awareness among the general public about the stereotypes and prejudices surrounding old age, while also fighting against the unwanted loneliness suffered by the elderly.
Just like the half marathon, life is a long-distance race. Friends of the Elderly fights so that no one runs it alone. Both life and the half marathon have emotionally tough stages, but companionship and support make the journey a rewarding experience.
Commitment to society
Over the years, the social commitment of the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso Zurich has grown in parallel to its growth as a participatory sporting event. The race organiser, SD Correcaminos, has always ensured that it maintains a strong commitment to the different causes related to society.
The voluntary donations made by the runners taking part in the race will be supplemented by the contribution from the Z Zurich Foundation, which will donate an addition 1 euro per finisher.
History of charitable donations to the organisations supporting the Valencia Half Marathon
Below is a list of the charity donations made in recent years:
|YEAR||EDITION||RECIPIENT CHARITY||AMOUNT DONATED|
|2011||21st||CASA CARIDAD VALENCIA||€2,745|
|2012||22nd||ASOCIACIÓN PARKINSON- VALENCIA||€11,029|
|2014||24th||AECC – VALENCIA||€13,230|
|2015||25th||ASOCIACIÓN DE FIBROSIS QUÍSTICA DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA||€13,684|
|2016||26th||ASOCIACIÓN DE FAMILIARES DE ALZHEIMER VALENCIA (AFAV)||€14,588|
|2017||27th||ASOCIACIÓN ESPERANZA y SONRISA||€17,702|
Donation on registration
Registration is the first step in the decision to be part of the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso Zurich. Thus, each runner, in their personal registration process, has the option of donating an extra amount of money to each year’s charity. The donation is set at 3 euros.
In addition, anyone who is not going to run but would like to make a donation to the charity can do so through our charity registration on this link.
Although this action does not involve a financial contribution to the charity, it does have a close emotional involvement with the race. The last kilometre of the half marathon is the start of the countdown to success. To this end, a cheering point will be set up in these final metres, from which the people linked to this organisation can thank the runners for their donation by cheering them on.