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9,000 athletes run on Sunday the Palma de Mallorca Marathon

15 of october 2015

9,000 athletes will be lined up at the startline of the Palma de Mallorca Marathon on Sunday to face this unique and special challenge, to run 10k, Half Marathon or the Marathon (9AM). Palma is one of the main touristic places in Europe and its marathon is really international: around 70% of the participants are foreigners. This urban, fast and beautiful brand new race course will drive athletes through the most beautiful monuments of the city centre, in an interesting two laps course for the full marathon. Palma de Mallorca Marathon brings many improvements such as a certified length of the above road race established by RFEA (Spanish Athletics Federation), side events for all the family (Breakfast run, Palma Kids Run, Post Race Party, Expo¿), and entries and discounts for the main museums, activities, free guided visits¿

Around 40% of the Palma Marathon 10k, 21k and 42k participants are women, the highest figure in a Spanish run event ever. 45% of the athletes come from Germany, and around 20% from Great Britain.

Today, the event has been officialy presented by the Mayor of the city, Jose Hila. "On Sunday we will live a sport festival, already a tradition for the city of Palma, and our commitment with the marathon and with the athletes that will give their best in our street is strong. Palma is a perfect spot for sports all year long, not only in summer. The new course is much better and we will push to keep this high quality event growing and growing" said Jose Hila.

The race director, David Thompson from Kumulus, said that "the entire event has been improved, with the focus on the new certified couse, and now we are members of the AIMS association. There will be 4 hot spots to cheer the athletes on the course, and there will be many side events during the weekend, for the runners and for their families. It's going to be a high quality event that is not only a marathon, is a full weekend of run, tourism and leisure for beginners or experienced athletes, and their families".

Palma de Mallorca Marathon takes place this Sunday, 18 October 2015, with Palma's Cathedral as the neuralgic centre and a beautiful course along the monuments and the bay of the picturesque city. This event is to become a classic race in the world of long distance calendar, due to the course layout, the touristic appeal of the Balearic Islands and particularly the City of Palma, and for being one of Europe's athletes' most favourite places for training and holidays.

Mallorca is the major of the Balearic Islands, and one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe. In addition to precious beaches and bays, Mallorca offers countless attractive cultural and gastronomical leisure activities. Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island. The Balearic Islands are a prime tourist destination and also host other important sport events like the Vuelta a Mallorca, international cycling competitions or Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlons.

Vicente Ferrer Foundation is the official Charity partner of the Palma de Mallorca Marathon. Athletes may support one charity program to help young Indian Special Olympic athletes to develop their career.


Media Contact_ Dani Quintero

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Date of last modification: 16 of October 2015

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