Madrid will run on January 29 to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

On Sunday, January 29, the center of Madrid will be the main track of a face-to-face Race that takes over from the virtual race that is held around the world from January 20 to 29, with special participation in China. It will be a festival of sport and culture, a twinning between China and Spaina celebration open to popular participation, organized by KDH Events. The event will also aim to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

The Paseo de Recoletos, the Castellana and the Serrano street will form the circuit in which races will be run in distances of 5, 8 and 16 kilometers. Ma Jiapinga former Masterchef contestant and collaborator of the television program Zapeando, will be the presenter of the event.


The race coincides with the 50th anniversary of the opening of relations between Spain and China, which began in 1973. During this time, China has become Spain’s first trading partner outside the European Union. Cultural institutions and sports clubs have joined the 2023 edition of what is one of the great popular races on the calendar.

The Spring Race.

The appointment has received the support of the City of Madridand of the Madrid’s community, Turespaña, the Chinese Cultural Center in Madrid, the Confucius Institute in Madrid and the Chinese National Tourist Office. It also has the backing and support of the Association of Peasants of Wenzhou in Spain.

The Race has three exceptional ambassadors: the Dr. Jose Maria VillalonHead of the Medical Service of the Atlético de Madrid Football Club, Mrs. Margaret ChenFounder of China Club Spain and Chef david guzmanone of the international stars of Spanish cuisine, based in Shanghai.

Cultural events

A series of events are scheduled before the Spring Run, to mark the celebration with a strong cultural accent. Shanghai will be the setting for conferences on architecture and a flamenco show.

The Race will be present on January 11, during the official presentation of the Chinese New Year program at the Cultural Center of China in Madrid and at the inauguration of the exhibition “THEY”a sample of contemporary Chinese and Spanish artists, organized by KDH Events and the Cultural Center of China.

Another of the strong points of the cultural program that accompanies the Spring Race will be the Presentation of traditional Chinese Hanfu dresses, which will be held on January 14 at the Thompson Madrid hotel.

The Spring Race will be officially presented in Madrid on January 16 at the China Cultural Center and on January 21 the short Xiaoxian, by director Jiajie Yu, nominated for the Awards, will be screened at the Hyatt Centric on Gran Vía in Madrid. Goya in 2019. Attendees will be able to talk with one of the most promising directors of current Chinese cinema.

The delivery of numbers and shirts will take place on January 27 and 28 at the Centro Cultural de China in Madrid. It will be the final act before giving the starting signal for the Spring Race, January 29 at 9:00 a.m.. The closing ceremony of this great festival of culture and sports will take place on January 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Melia Castilla hotel in Madrid with a cultural show.


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Madrid will run on January 29 to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit