The Corsa degli Scalzi (Barefoot Race) is one of the most heartfelt popular religious events in the Oristano area. The procession takes place between Cabras and the village of San Salvatore di Sinis on the first weekend in September. Its name can be traced back to 1619, when local believers saved the statue of St Salvator from the Moors, running with boughs strapped to their bare feet in order to raise as much dust as possible, making them seem more numerous in order to scare the Saracen invaders. Large numbers of barefoot young people, dressed in white habits, take part in the procession every year, carrying the statue of the saint on their shoulders from the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cabras to the small church of San Salvatore, covering a distance of 12 km along dusty paths through the meadows. This unique historical and religious re-enactment involves the entire Sinis peninsula, a plain surrounded by ponds and hills overlooking the beautiful beaches.