Each year runners/walkers, Portuguese or not, gather and race though the historic Ironbound section, celebrating Portuguese-American culture in Newark. Although we will not be able to physically be together this year, that will not stop us from breaking a 42 year old tradition.
The 42nd Annual Portugal Day Races are going VIRTUAL! Our Virtual Casimiro 5K and Parente Mile will take place from June 14 – June 28, 2020 and you can complete the race any time during this two-week period on the treadmill, in your neighborhood, or any other permitted location (while safely social distancing). We will email you a bib to print out before the event date.
All proceeds from this year’s race will be going to the Ironbound Ambulance Squad to thank our healthcare workers for their tremendous effort during these hard times.
Participants are encouraged to walk or run at their own pace, clock their distance using a smart watch or smartphone, and follow all social distancing rules for outdoor activity in your area, including participating only with people in your household and maintaining a distance of six feet from others.
Due to the circumstances, we are unable to provide an event t-shirt this year. However, we encourage you to wear a t-shirt from one of our prior races if you have one or wear Portuguese flag colors (Red, Green, & Yellow). Tag our social media accounts and use #PortugalDayRaces to share your photos!