Portugal Day NY 2011

Portugal Day NY 2011

June 19, 2011, will be a special day in New York. For the first time Portugal Day NY will take place in Central Park. The event’s main objective is to promote Portuguese culture, tourism, brands and products, not only to the American public but also to all foreigners that live and visit New York that time of the year. Several Portuguese entities will be present, contributing to a better understanding of the best that Portugal has to offer.

Having the famous Central Park in New York as the background, the event will consist of a 5 mile race for adults (8Km), kids’ races for runners ages 2 to 12.There will also be a festival with Portuguese music, products and food. It is expected that more than 7,000 of runners will take part in the event. The runners will be competing for trips, hotel stays and entries to running events in Portugal.

The event is an initiative of the Portuguese Circle, a group of Portuguese residing in New York City, who, in partnership with New York Road Runners, the entity that organizes many running events taking place in New York City, are combining efforts to make the Portugal Day NY a reality.

For additional information, visit our website www.portugaldaynyc.org.

About Portuguese Circle

The Portuguese Circle is a non-profit group of Portuguese living in New York City, whose objective is to promote Portuguese culture. For that, the Portuguese Circle organizes on a regular basis networking, and cultural events.

New York Road Runners

Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 52-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners every year and raising $30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit www.nyrr.org.