Registration open now for the 3rd edition of the Valencia MAPFRE Mini Marathon
The aim of this activity is to stimulate interest in sports in general and in popular athletics in particular. This is also the objective that the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon set three years ago when the first Valencia Mapfre Mini Marathon was held. The Mini Marathon comprises a series of non-competitive races and children from the age of three can take part in them. This way, both children and their families can have an active role in the best long-distance race in the CIty of Running.
This parallel activity will take place in the surrounding area of the City of Arts and Sciences on Saturday the 19th of November at 10 am. It will be held in the surrounding area of Expodeporte, the Runner’s Fair of the Valencian marathon, on the day before it takes place. Both parents and children will enjoy the races and will sense the electric atmosphere of the event.
The Mini Marathon will share its start line with the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon on the bridge of Monteolivete. Children will run distances according to their age and they will be put in different categories –from under 5 years-old to youngsters. This way they will get to experience what running a marathon feels like.
This activity, sponsored by Mapfre Foundation and the Local Sports Games organized by the Valencia City Government, will also support a good cause. Registration only costs €1, which will be donated to the Teens and Kids at Risk Foundation (ANAR) since it has been chosen by Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon as this year’s charity.
Sign up now for the race on its official website. Race numbers can be collected on the first floor of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum from 10 am to 8 pm on the 18th of November or from 9 am until 20 minutes before each race starts.
CATEGORIES OF THE 2016 MINI MARATHON
|CATEGORY||YEAR OF BIRTH||REGISTRATION LIMIT||TIME||DISTANCE||LAPS|
|JUNIOR II||2001/2002||100||10:25||1,800 m||3|
|JUNIOR I||2003/2004||150||10:40||1,200 m||2|
|JUVENILE II||2005/2006||150||11:00||1,200 m||2|
|JUVENILE I||2007/2008||150||11:20||600 m||1|
|UNDER 5||2011/2013||150||11:55||300 m||Straight|