After an intense year, full of high competitive events and countless informal proposals for everyone, the December program in Portimão – Best European City of Sport 2019 concludes in celebration the ambitious project, which involved more than 550,000 protagonists, including practitioners, spectators, volunteers and partners.
The best way to finish big is with the inauguration of the Boavista Sports Pavilion, scheduled for 2:30 pm on December 11, Portimão City Day, followed by the traditional Portimonense Champions Tribute Gala, during which they will be 632 athletes, coaches and clubs.
As for the official closing of CED 2019, which "promises to be a spectacle", will be held on the 13th at Portimão Arena, from 9 pm, with the most memorable moments being remembered to the sound of the song "Believe!". Tonight
A collective performance will take place with athletes and the dancer Cifrão, followed by a concert by the band HMB.
At the occasion, Portimão will pass the testimony to Odivelas – European City of Sport 2020. Although December is the last month of the CED 2019, the schedule is not slowing down, and events such as the Portimão Half Marathon – Mediterranean Diet Race / TVI deserve to be highlighted. Running Wonders, which will take place on the 8th, starting at 10h00, in half marathon (21km), mini marathon (10km) and walking (5km), along the Portimão riverside area. A few thousand people from various parts of the country are expected to participate, with the national broadcast by TVI.
The first DEMO Karate Cup and National Championship of Cadets, Juniors and U21, scheduled for December 7th at Portimão Arena, will be held for the third race of the Algarve Sailing Championship, which will take place in the waters of the Arade River at the end of week from December 7th to 8th for the Open Day of the Naval D. João II Club, on the same days, along the Ria de Alvor and for the Skating Gala, at 9 pm on December 21st at the Portimão Gimnodesportivo Pavilion, under the initiative of the local Skating School.
The final schedule of Portimão European City of Sport 2019 can be followed on the official channels and on the facebook page.