For yet another year, we support the ‘Zangarun Solidarity’ of Zamora in support of research into rare diseases
- The towns of Villaflor and Ricobayo have become the setting for these solidarity races, which have welcomed nearly 300 athletes from all over Castile and León, as well as Galicia and Portugal and, of course, from the province.
- The more than €3,000 raised by this collaboration will go entirely to the Asociación Corriendo con el Corazón por Hugo.
- For yet another year, the initiative has received special support from Iberdrola, the Zamora Provincial Council and the Caja Rural de Zamora Foundation.
- Iberdrola wanted to highlight the solidarity background of this initiative and compliance with the SDGs integrated into its business strategy, focusing on goal number 3, contributing to improving the health and well-being of Zamorans through physical activity and sport.
The Zangarun Solidarity 2023 has returned this weekend to the Zamora municipalities of Villaflor and Ricobayo, which have welcomed nearly 300 athletes and walkers who have once again supported this initiative which combines mountain athletics with the promotion of tourism in one of the most beautiful and emblematic places in the province.
This charity event, which received special support from Iberdrola, the Zamora Provincial Council and the Caja Rural de Zamora Foundation, raised around €3,000 for research into rare diseases.
The proceeds from this new edition of one of the sporting competitions that arouses the greatest interest among trail running enthusiasts have been donated in their entirety to the Asociación Corriendo con el Corazón por Hugo (Running with the Heart for Hugo Association).
The towns of Villaflor and Ricobayo have become the setting for these sporting events, which have welcomed participants from all over Castile and León, as well as from Galicia and Portugal and, of course, from Zamora, which has once again turned to sport 'with more heart'.
In addition, Iberdrola wanted to highlight the solidarity background of this initiative and compliance with the SDGs integrated into its business strategy, focusing on goal number 3, contributing to improving the health and well-being of Zamorans through physical activity and sport.
Iberdrola's delegate in Castile and León, Miguel Calvo, reiterated the company's "commitment" to the province of Zamora and praised this type of initiative which "in addition to promoting sport, encourages the development of the rural environment", without forgetting the charitable nature of Zangarun. He also expressed Iberdrola's "pride" in being present in this race for yet another year.
Iberdrola, creating value for society
Iberdrola's commitment to Zamora is part of the company's deep ties with this region, where it was founded more than 115 years ago and from where it has been promoting the energy transition towards renewable and competitive energies that promote the development of a sustainable and environmentally and socio-economically responsible society.
Looking to the future, Iberdrola will continue to invest heavily in this region in order to continue offering its almost 130,000 customers in Zamora an increasingly better quality of service. To this end, it plans to invest €36 million in electricity networks in the province over the next four years, a further €40 million in the expansion of wind farms, €4.7 million in hydroelectric infrastructures over the last two years and a recurring tax contribution of more than €13 million a year in provincial taxes.
The company has 17 facilities in the province of Zamora with an installed capacity of 976 MW, four wind infrastructures and 13 hydroelectric plants, a clean and flexible energy that creates jobs and is committed to training professionals in a booming sector that offers jobs to young people. In addition, together with the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation, it trains young people from schools in Zamora on the risks of climate change.
Iberdrola will also reforest the Zamora towns of Muelas del Pan and San Cebrián de Castro, which were the winning municipalities in Castile and León in the company's Forest seeks a town in which to grow initiative. Hand in hand, they will be responsible for promoting the recovery of natural spaces through the conversion of burnt or wasteland into forests, the development of employment and of the territory.