On December 16, around 6 p.m., some members of the ALERT Runners team joined the thousands of participants (10 thousand in total) in the 10 km São Silvestre race in the city of Porto, which was organized by Runporto.com.
The ALERT Runners team achieved an average net time of 00:54:34, thus reaching the general average position of 2 731 in 6 000 athletes.
The race started and finished at Avenida dos Aliados, and its route included well known streets of Porto, such as Rua de Sá da Bandeira, Rua de Santa Catarina, Praça Marques do Pombal, Rua da Constituição, Rua Damião de Góis, Rua de Antero de Quental, Largo da Lapa, Rua da Boavista, Rua D. Manuel II and Túnel de Ceuta. According to Joel Silva, "The hardest part was actually exiting the Túnel de Ceuta and having to run the last 2 km around the finish line."
Photographed during the difficult route also by an ALERT employee, the ALERT Runners team was able to show that they were in good shape. This was also the right moment to raise awareness to the benefits that physical exercise can provide in the very important areas of general health and well-being, namely in the correction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (smoking, arterial hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc.).