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SERTÕES 2020Largada will be in Mogi Guaçu (SP) next Saturday (31.10) and arrival in Barreirinhas (MA), on 07.11

By Rafael Brais

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sertões 2020, the largest rally in the Americas, brings relevant adaptations in its three dimensions: Sport, Social and Tourism. With that, according to the organization of the event, the 28th edition of the event will become the “Solidarity Rally”. The start will be in Mogi Guaçu (SP) next Saturday (31.10) and the arrival in Barreirinhas (MA), on 07.11.The Sertões 2020 will happen with a strict security protocol. The main difference from other years is that Sertões will move “from bubble to bubble” instead of city to city, with an independent structure within isolated areas. In other words, to ensure a controlled environment, without interaction with the public, the routes will be pre-determined by GPS and all of the Sertões caravan (competitors, ¬staff, stewards, etc.) will have to stay in camps concentrated inside the “bubbles” The mission this year, according to the official information released, is to bring access to quality medicine and economic development for remote and needy communities in Brazil. This year Sertões’ social action is focused on two pillars: Health, with the installation of free medical call centers, an innovative project developed by SAS Brasil. And, also, economic legacy, in a coordinated action with Sebrae for the acquisition of basic baskets from small local producers that will be distributed in the regions. The Sertões expeditions, which, in parallel to the competition, highlight tourism and reveal places little known by the Brazilian territory , was postponed to 2021. BRASÍLIA – The capital of Brazil will be one of the passages of Sertões 2020. The pilots and navigators who will compete in the race will start arriving in Brasília, which will house the first “bubble”, on the 31st and will stay in the District Federal until 02.11, when they move on to the next stage of the rally. With the social part expanded in this edition, Sertões will bring to the poor communities of the DF a telemedicine unit, with care focused on pediatric dermatology, in addition to the distribution of about one thousand basic baskets, which should favor purchases of food inputs from small local producers .Editing: Amanda Costa

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