The Saint Silvester Road Race is a long-distance running event, the oldest and most prestigious street race in Brazil.
The race was held for the first time on December 31, 1925 and since then has been held ever year in the city of São Paulo on December 31.
The Saint Silvester Road Race is 15 km (9.3 mi) long, less than half the length of a marathon but the race is made more difficult by the intense heat of the Brazilian summer and the geographical obstacles that have to be surmounted by the athletes.
The race is regarded as the main international event in Latin American athletics.
The Race is known as Saint Silvester Road Race as it takes place on Saint Silvester’s Day – the day on which Pope Silvester I died in the 4th century of the Christian Era.
Several other places like Amadora, Porto and Volta à cidade do Funchal in Portugal, Calderara di Reno and Bolzano in Italy, and Madrid in Spain, organize yearly Saint Silvester road races or marathons every late December.
I am sure you are eagerly waiting for Saint Silvester Road Race 2016 which will take place on December 31, 2016 to welcome the New Year 2017 !!!