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16 reasons to run the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon in 2016

16 June, 2016

There are many running events in Valencia, almost one every weekend! Obviously the marathon and half marathon are the stars of the year that attract the big crowds and the best runners in the world. The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon is, without doubt, one of the best races in the world; and it has been recognized as the best and fastest Half Marathon for the last two years. Here we give you 16 reasons why you should sign up for the half marathon and come to La Ciudad Del Running.

1.- Valencia is the city of Gold IAAF Gold Label Event.

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2.- Best race in Spain as awarded by Spanish Athletics federation

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3.- Fastest race on Spanish soil. Abraham Cheroben achieved in 2014 the fastest ever time on Spanish soil (58:48).

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4.- Fastest half marathon in the world in 2014 and 2015. Abraham Cheroben, once again, ran the fastest time of the world half marathon calendar,  and ran the sixth fastest half marathon in history with a time of 58 minutes, 48 seconds, in 2014 and  59:10 in 2015

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5.- Valencia is one of the flattest cities in the world. Due to the flat course, many runners come to Valencia to get a PB.

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6.- A technical T-shirt with a great design.

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7.- Your effort is rewarded with a medal. Whatever position you finish in, you will be guaranteed to have a chunk of metal around your neck as a memento.

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8.- English speaking runners help line 365 days a year. Any questions? We have you covered! In English on: telephone, whatsapp, website and social media.

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9.- If you get injured, we will return your registration fee*.

If you are injured before the 1st of November you just need to send a copy of your medical certificate and details to SD Correcaminos (race organizers) and you will get your fee returned by bank transfer. Once the certificate has been validated you will get your money back 100%.

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10.- A runner’s bag with at least 6 products designed for runners.

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11.- Travel Discounts

Iberia, Renfe (train) and Skyteam (20 airlines) all offer discounts for the days before and after the marathon.

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12.- Valencia is a modern city with all the restaurants, hotels and shops you could ever need.

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13.- Dedicated services for runners. Clothes storage, physiotherapy, medical assistance, pacemakers, time controls, start time windows based on expected finishing times, fantastic refreshment points, joyous post-race celebrations in the finishing line area.

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14.- A minimum of 35 entertainment areas spread around the running course.

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15.- Wide selection of supporting activities and entertainment on race weekend. The celebration of the half marathon starts a few days before the race and finishes a few days after. Check out the website for all the activities you can take part in.

16.- Valencia is la ciudad del running. Designed by runners, for runners. Whilst you are in Valencia you can have a light 5k warm up run on the dedicated 5k track in the city river park. The course was designed by the Valencia institute of Biomechanics

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