30 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES: FIND OUT ABOUT THE ROAD SPORTS YOU CAN WATCH FREE OF CHARGE
Marathon, triathlon, race walk, road cycling, Para cycling road and mountain bike are the disciplines that will be held outdoors.
With just a month to go until the Pan American Games Opening Ceremony, find out here about the five sport disciplines with the best athletes of the Americas that will be held outdoors and will be free of charge.
They are: marathon, race walk, triathlon, road cycling, Para cycling road and mountain bike. These sports will be held in the districts of Chorrillos, Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Magdalena, San Miguel and Cercado de Lima.
Marathon, in which outstanding Peruvian athletes such as Inés Melchor and Gladys Tejeda will participate, will take place on July 27 at 08:30. The starting line and finish line will be at Parque Kennedy in Miraflores. Triathlon will be held on the same day starting at 10:00 between Agua Dulce and Los Pavos beaches, located in the districts of Chorrillos and Barranco, respectively. The relay events will be held two days after, on July 29, at 09:00 at the same circuit.
As for race walk, it will be held at Av. Larco, in Miraflores. The 20km women’s event will be held on August 4 at 08:00, while the men’s event will take place at 10:30. The 50km event will be held on August 11 at 07:00 for both categories. This discipline will have the participation of Peruvian athletes, such as Evelyn Inga and Kimberly García, both qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games thanks to the Pan American Race Walking Cup, held in Mexico, last April.
Cycling fans will be able to watch the competitions of the following disciplines: road cycling, Para cycling road and mountain bike. As for road cycling, the time trial event will take place on August 7, while the individual road race will be on August 10. Both will be held in the Costa Verde beach circuit. Para cycling road will be held on August 30 and September 1, with the time trial and individual road race events.
It should be noted that Israel Hiralio, Para cyclist and Lima 2019 Ambassador, will participate in this competition.
Finally, mountain bike will be held on July 28 at Morro Solar in Chorrillos, the competition schedule for women’s will be at 09:00 and for men’s at 11:30.
The Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee has some recommendations for the spectators that will attend the competitions to cheer on the athletes:
- Do not throw objects to the competition track. For example, bottles, pennants, flowers, balloons, among others.
- Do not try to help an athlete cool down with water bottles.
- Do not interfere with the competition circuit.
- Do not bring pets to the venues, as they may burst into the competition zone.
It should be noted that during the competition days, some avenues will be closed to facilitate athletes’ transportation and spectators’ access. Therefore, we urge the citizens to be tolerant with the implications of the event.
ABOUT LIMA 2019
The opening ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be held at the National Stadium on July 26, 2019. This continental event will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas.
There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 26 and August 11, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao at various venues like VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 61 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 22 disciplines are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Parapan American Games will gather 1890 Para athletes from 33 countries, participating in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. Competitions will take place from August 23 to September 1, 2019. Thirteen Para sports will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.