An appointment with the tradition of Cabras is the famous “Corsa degli Scalzi”, a ceremony that is renewed every year on the first Saturday of September. 800 men, strictly from Cabras, dressed in only white and bare shoes, fill all the benches, transforming the church into an evocative and exciting painting. In silence, in procession, come out in the churchyard, accompanied by barrels and the heat of the public, every year very numerous, who attend the event both for religious reasons and simply for irrational and emotional adherence to a ritual that is also pagan. Many local people, especially women, come to admire the deeds of sons, husbands, fathers, boyfriends, brothers, grandparents.
One of the legends tells that in 1506, during yet another incursion of the barbarians, while the men defended the coasts, the women would have brought the saint to safety in the village, the novena where the peasants found refreshment on working days. Another legend tells how the dust lifted along the way during the transport of the saint had put the enemy to flight before the battle.