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The Marcha dos Namorados will take place on the 18th of February, from 10:00 am, with a gathering place in the Complex […]

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The Marcha dos Namorados takes place on the 18th of February, from 10:00 am, with a meeting point in the Municipal Swimming Pool Complex of Silves. 

This initiative is part of the program of 2nd show “Silves Capital da Laranja”. 


Participants, according to their physical fitness, may choose one of the two routes presented: one of 5 kilometers, with medium and low degree of difficulty, only urban, and another of 10 kilometers, with medium or high degree of difficulty, to be held in urban and mountain areas.

Both routes end at Fissul, where the 2nd Silves Capital da Laranja exhibition will take place.

Enrollment is open and must be done by 17:00 on February 16th, here 

The Marcha dos Namorados has a partnership with the IPDJ – Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, the National March and Race Program and the National Plan of Ethics in Sport, with the support of Frutas Martinho, Silves Volunteer Firefighters, GNR, João de Deus Pharmacy and Instituto Piaget de Silves.

This initiative is part of the IPDJ's regional running march calendar of the Algarve, a project developed within the scope of the National March and Running Program and which aims to promote physical activity among the entire population through the realization of a set of activities that take place all weekends, from September to June, throughout the Algarve region.

The 2nd Mostra Silves Capital da Laranja will open on the 16th, at 10:30 am, and will feature several dozen exhibitors linked to citrus, wines, agriculture, regional products, sweets, crafts and gastronomy, as well as some local and regional associations and entities.

There will also be no shortage of musical shows and street entertainment.

The event, which took place for the first time in 2017, has a partnership with the Algarve Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries, University of Algarve, Algarve Tourism Region, Silves School Group and Silves-Sul School Group .