16 reasons to run the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon in 2016
Valencia is La Ciudad Del Running, there is a long distance running race almost every week of the year in Valencia due to the great climate. However, there is one race that eclipses all others: The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon. From local beginnings, over 30 years the Valencia Marathon has grown to be one of the best marathons in the world. Here are 16 reasons why you should pack your bags and come to run in Valencia.
1.- Valencia is the city of Gold. Both the Half Marathon and the full Marathon have the elite Gold Label status awarded by the IAAF
2.- Best Race in Spain. Valencia was awarded the title of best race in Spain by the Spanish Athletics Federation.
3.- Fastest marathon on Spanish Soil. The Kenyan John Nzau Mwangangi won the 2015 edition with a time of 2:06:13, the fastest marathon ever ran on Spanish soil.
4.- Record female course time. Beata Naigambo won once again in 2015 and smashed the course record with 2:26:57.
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.
6.- A technical T-shirt with a great design.
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.
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.
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%.
10.- A runner’s bag with 10 runner products. Your runner’s bag will be bursting with products from our sponsors and partners.
11.- Travel Discounts
Iberia, Renfe (train) and Skyteam (20 airlines) all offer discounts for the days before and after the marathon.
12.- When you arrive you will be blown away by the variety of services, activities and restaurants that are optimized for marathoners. Marathon tourism is big business in Valencia and the local businesses know that you have special needs and tastes. Runner menus in restaurants and special check out times are just two of the special services you will have access to.
13.- Excellent services for runners. Clothes storage, physiotherapy, medical services, pacemakers, time controls, starting windows based on estimated finishing times, refreshments available throughout the race and in the finishing area… everything you need
14.- More than 150 entertainment points distributed around the course.
15.- Enjoy the race and all the supporting activities. The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon is much more than just the race. The city comes alive with activities for everybody, including kids. You can try out the 5K breakfast run where you get free Valencian food at the end and a chance to meet your fellow runners, Paella, Party, Mini-Marathon for kids and the Expo Deporte where you will find stands and entertainment throughout the race weekend.
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