Portuguese American Journal

Trail Run:  Azores Triangle Adventure open to participants – Azores

The Azores Triangle Adventure (ATR) will take place October 6, 7 & 8 on the islands Faial, Pico, and São Jorge.

The competion is a Trail Run race, consisting of a three-stage 100km, 6,000+-meter elevation, across the three islands.

The race includes two long races (Blue Island Trail – 70km and Faial Coast to Coast – 47km) and three shorter races (Bays Trail – 25km, 10 Volcanoes Trail – 22km and Family Run Trail – 10km) It also includes a vertical kilometer on Pico Island.

Runners from across the globe are encouraged to participate. The program is designed for participants to get to know the islands while running. The minimum age for participation on any of the races is 18. Registration ends October 1.

The Azores Trail Run events take place year round, every year, on different islands and different settings on archipelago.

This year, about 90 athletes from Albania, Germany, Angola, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom are expected to participate in the second edition of the Azores Triangle Adventure.

The event Azores Trail Run® 2017 is organized by the Blue Island Athletics Independent Club (CIAIA)

Source: Azores Trail Run

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The Azores (population 250,000) is a region of Portugal composed of nine islands. The archipelago discovered by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century, became an Autonomous Region of Portugal in 1976. The government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores includes the Legislative Assembly, composed of 57 elected deputies, elected by universal suffrage for a four-year term; the Regional Government and Presidency, with parliamentary legitimacy, composed of a President, a Vice-President and seven Regional Secretaries responsible for the Regional Government executive operations. The Autonomous Region of the Azores is represented in the Council of Ministers of the Central Government by a representative appointed by the President of Portugal. According to the latest US census over 1.3 million individuals of Portuguese descent live in the United States, the majority with roots in the Azores. It is estimated that over 20,000 US citizens live in Portugal.

 

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