The San Silvestre’s run has its origins in Sao Paulo. In 1923 the Brazilian journalist Cásper Líbero was visiting Paris where people were performing a run over the night for the new year. In 1925 based on this, the run was celebrated in Sao Paulo for the last day of the year instead, acquiring the name of San Silvestre’s run (related to catholic calendar).
Now, this run is replicated in many countries, Spain is one of those. In Madrid, the San Silvestre’s run has been celebrated each year since 1964 by Antonio Sabugueiro.
The first run only had 57 runners, however there are now 40,000 runners taking to Madrid’s street for the 10 km running, which carries on making history.
This run is great to spectate, with many people dressing up to complete the run. So how do you get there using public transport, we have analysed the travel time at some of the best view spots across the run route using TRACC!
We have set a time period between 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm as the run starts at 5.30 pm and the International run at 7.55 pm. We have considers urban buses, metro, train and light rail public transport modes.
TRACC’s results show usefully the travel time to arrive at the view location spots depending on your location using 10 minutes bands with a maximum of an hour. Get prepared with our TRACC map for this year’s run and don’t miss any minute of that exciting last evening of the year!!