NEWS | 75rd INTERNACIONAL JUAN MUGUERZA CROSS COUNTRY | ELGOIBAR | GIPUZKOA

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CROSS JUAN MUGUERZA CELEBRATES ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY.

Mintxeta A.T. 2017-07-19
The team in charge of organizing the 75th anniversary, logo and various activities have been presented The main event, the cross gala, will be held on January 12 in Herriko Antzokia.

Photography: The work team that is organizing the anniversary.

In 1943 the C.D. Elgoibar organized the first Cross Muguerza, a race that would serve as a tribute and I remember the one who had been a great athlete, elgoibarrés Juan Muguerza. Muguerza, 12 times champion Absolute of Spain, died in the Civil War, victim of the bombing in Mungia. In these 75 years the cross of Elgoibar has become big until reaching the maximum category and for him they have passed the biggest ones Even so, Elgoibar has always been, is and will be the Cross of cordiality.

On January 14, 2018 will be held on 75. Cross Juan Muguerza, at the highest level, in category IAAF among the 7 best crosses in the world. 75 years are a reason for celebration and so it will be. Mintxeta Athletics Taldea, organizer of the cross already works on the anniversary and has created a commission of specific work to boost the celebration of 75 years. The work commission make up people who in one way or another have been linked to the cross: Zigor Diez, Gorka Garaizabal, Ramon Mugica, Nerea Oteiza, Alfredo Etxeberria, Angel Quintana, Jose Mari Kortaberria, Pilar Arriola, Ricardo Astigarraga, Juan Mari Iriondo, Iñaki Gil and Lorea Arakistain.

As a starting point the image of the 75th anniversary has been presented, a logo created for the chance. It has also been known that the main act will be the Cross Juan Gala Muguerza that will celebrate on March 12, same weekend as the sports event, in Herriko Antzokia It will be a Gala where there will be place for the celebration and the tribute. As well as to remember 75 years of experiences.

Among the planned acts include several related to athletics. Thus, the ANOC Foundation has elected Elgoibar to celebrate its annual gala in the spring of 2018, a gala that will gather better crosses and state athletes. In addition, the School Sports Athletics Festival is also It will celebrate in Elgoibar.

On the other hand, in the cultural field, various associations and people from Elgoibar have joined the anniversary and they are developing commemorative activities. As an example, the association of Filatelia eta Numismatika will dedicate the exhibition of stamps to the Cross Juan Muguerza.