After my WOD day run yesterday, it’s time to fly out to Porto, on the Portuguese mainland for the first City Race part of the City Race Euro Tour (will talk about it later). The event will take place between the 17th and 19th of May with 3 races all taking place in the city of Porto: A night run on Friday, a sprint race on Saturday morning and the main event, the City Race, on Sunday.
This will be my 3rd time in a row to enter this event, since I’ve started my “offshore” orienteering adventures back in 2017.
Porto City Race is one of my favorites (otherwise why would I keep coming back?!) with a great organization from GD4C that always (at least for me) takes care of every detail and every time with high spirits, always looking cheerful and having fun throughout the event. The City Race itself is also one of the hardest as Porto is a very hilly city so all courses normally have high numbers on the climb and distance columns from the technical information board.
Porto is also a great city to visit if you get the time to do some sightseeing and I strongly recommend visiting the Port wine cellars on the other bank of the Douro river, in Vila Nova de Gaia. The Ribeira and old part of the city (on the Porto side of the river) is also not to be missed. There are a lot of places to go and things to visit but one of my favorite spots is Jardim do Morro at sunset, to watch the city (it’s on Gaia side). Go there if you can and you’ll see what I mean.
Be on the lookout for some pics on Instagram!