Marathoners will be able to taste delicious dishes adapted to their nutritional needs in the restaurants of Valencia

17 November, 2016

The Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon, organized by SD Correcaminos and the Valencia City Government, wants to make everything possible so that runners from all over the world feel (and eat as) at home while they visit the City of Running. That is why the organizers and Coca-Cola, together with the Catering Federation of Valencia (FEHV), have designed menus adapted to the needs of runners so that they are nutritionally ready for the race on Sunday the 20th of November when it starts at 8:30 am.

A total of 42 restaurants in the whole city will take part in the second edition of this initiative promoted by Coca-Cola and the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation with the support of FEHV. In particular, renowned chefs such as the brothers Andrés, Quique Dacosta, Alejandro Platero, Diego Laso and restaurants such as Momiji, Sorsi e Morsi, all restaurants of Grupo La Sucursal or Saona, among others, have joined the initiative. The complete list can be found on the official website of Valencia Marathon.

All these restaurant will serve dishes specifically prepared for runners which have been designed following the advice of sports nutritionists. They will contain high levels of carbohydrates for the days before the race and they will also stimulate muscle recovery on Sunday. While the Marathon is held, the restaurants which take part in this initiative will stick the logo of Valencia City of Running on their front. That way, runners will know that their menus have been specifically designed for them.

In addition, to avoid dehydration, Coca-Cola, the marathon sponsor, and Powerade, the official brand of the race, will provide more than 73,000 litres of Aquabona and 34,500 litres of Powerade, which will be given away in the refreshment stations and the finish area.

Runners will also enjoy the Paella Party in Expo Deporte

The Paella Party will be held again this year. There, runners and their companions will have the opportunity to taste paella, which is a traditional dish of the Valencian cuisine with high carbohydrate levels. This will help them to get ready for the 42,195 metre race on Sunday. In this parallel event to the race, which will take place on Saturday the 19th of November from 1 to 3:30 pm, runners will also learn how to cook the traditional Valencian dish.

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