Race organisers forced to apologise after being blasted after giving female winners sexist prizes including kitchen appliances and low-fat food

May 9, 2023

Organisers of the 19th annual Carrera de la Mujer race in Madrid have come under fire for offering ‘sexist’ prizes to female runners.

Winners of the race were presented with kitchen appliances and low-fat food products, sparking criticism from politicians and social media users around the world. Despite the outcry, the race’s organisers initially defended the gifts, claiming that they were intended to promote healthy nutritional habits among female athletes.

However, they later issued a statement apologising for any offense caused, stating that they had not considered the potential sexist implications of the prizes. DMUK