Almost 900 participants have registered to take part in this year’s Half Marathon, which starts at the feria ground in Fuengirola, in the province of Malaga, Spain.
On Sunday, October 30, at 10am, the Fuengirola Half Marathon, not held for 3 years, will begin. Around 140 volunteers will be present to care of the runners. They will be there to apply first aid or supply fresh water, or whatever is necessary to ensure a ´problem-free´ event.
“Fuengirola is a city that loves sports, that favors healthy living habits. And although this is a scoring race and has different categories, what it is all about is spending a pleasant day around a sporting challenge of this caliber, such as a half marathon. We are lucky to have an urban environment that is practically flat and very affordable for this kind of event, and there is an increasing interest in running. The best possible track to race. For this reason, this event is already consolidating itself as an important race in the province, and Fuengirola is also establishing itself as a place where all kinds of sporting events are organized,” said the Councilor for Sports, María Hernánde.
Among the participants, there are renowned athletes from other countries. Its route, of just over 21 kilometers, will start and end at the Feria ground and will go meander through the main streets of the town and the Paseo Marítimo.
The organisation has arranged eight categories by age: Juniors-promises (18 to 22 years old), seniors (23 to 34 years old), and six sections of veterans (from 35 to 39 years old; from 40 to 44 years old, from 45 to 49 years old). , from 50 to 54 years old, from 55 to 59 years old, and from 60 onwards).
There is also a special category for people with special abilities.
“This event would not be possible, of course, without the workers of the Sports Area, but above all without the support of our main sponsor, the Top Management real estate company, and without the help of the more than one hundred volunteers who have altruistically signed up so that we all have a great day. I want to thank them for their commitment to the city and to the sport. I invite all Fuengirolans, whether they run or not, to experience this true day of celebration around sport”, concluded the mayor.
The team of volunteers was congratulated for their assistance by the mayor, Ana Mula. Anyone wishing to participate can collect their number tomorrow morning between 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 at the Juan Gómez Juanito Sports Complex. Contestants must be minimum of 18 years of age, and the cost is 18 euros to enter the race.