the races in Brazil, São Silvestre is the most important and
traditional. It's held on the streets of São Paulo since 1924 on the
last day of the year.
Well known runners that have run this
international race were : Emil Zatopeck, Frank Shorter, Paul
Tergat, Carlos Lopes and many others. It's very crowded (about
15,000 runners) and it's good for having fun and celebrating
new year's eve running.
Besides São Silvestre, São Paulo has many other great road
races (most of then organizaed by Corpore Cluc) with thousands of runners like: "Volta da USP",
"São Paulo Classic" and "Pão de Açúcar
Marathon Relay". The
Marathon Relay was the bigger race in 2001 with more than
most people think of Brazil, it's Rio de Janeiro that
comes in mind, isn’t it ? Yes, we have a great here
Rio de Janeiro Half-Marathon with
more than 10,000 runners.
Of course you shouldn’t expect a PB in a crowded field as this, however it’s
quite fun and has a gorgeous course along the coastline. The best thing about
the half-marathon, besides the scenic coastline, is the enthusiastic crowd
cheering along the course.
to the cooler temperatures in south Brazil, this area
hosts several nice races. Maybe the most interesting
competition is "Volta à Ilha".
is a relay 155k race around the gorgeous Santa
Catarina Island (where is Florianópolis city)
passing through beaches, roads, hills, etc.
peculiar race is the Rio Grande Super Marathon 50k, where
the runners race the last 8k on the beach.