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Valencia has now almost 13,000 registered runners in the Marathon and 8,000 in the Half Marathon

1 July, 2016

The big races in Valencia City of Running, such as the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon -organized by SD Correcaminos and the Valencia City Government-, and the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon, have reached registration figures well above all-time participation highs already by July.

The Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon has over 12,800 registered runners more than 4 months away from the event. This year’s registered runners outnumber by 2,600 the ones at the same stage in 2015, which represents an increase of 25% compared to last year, when Valencia was awarded IAAF Gold Label since it fulfilled its sport and organization excellence criteria. Thousands of registered runners will enjoy on the blue walkway of Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. Among them, a total of 1,200 Italian runners, who already account for 9.25% of the total number of participants. Furthermore, over 400 participants from the Netherlands and also about that number from Belgium will be at the starting point of a marathon which up to now has a total number of 3,800 foreign runners from 72 different nationalities. With 142 days to go to the best marathon in Spain according to RFEA, Valencia is close from reaching the figure of 4,253 runners who took part in 2015.

Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon, organized by SD Correcaminos, has also exceeded last year’s firgures. With over 7,900 registered runners, it has grown by 20% in comparison to the previous edition. Abraham Cheroben set the record for this distance in Valencia’s marathons of 2014 and 2015, and this has lead to a growth in the international census, which already has a thousand registered runners from 59 different nationalities. Italian runners stand out again with already more than 500 participants in the race of 21,097.5 meters that will take place on the 23rd of October.

Registration packs succeed with 1178 sales

Over 12,800 people who have signed up for the Marathon and 7,900 for the Half Marathon. Many of them have decided to purchase a double registration so that they can run both races with their registration packs, which have been a real success. Ever since the promotion started, more than 1,178 people have decided to take advantage of the 4 Euro discount and purchase their race place for the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Valencia Marathon and the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon, which are both the only races in Spain that have been awarded the Road Race Gold Label. Other 530 people have decided to combine their registrations with the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso parallel to the Marathon.

More than 2,200 runners have signed up for 10K

Moreover, once the deadline to buy combined race places for the three big running events in Valencia (Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K) has finished, there has been an increase in the number of people who have signed up for 10,000 meters, which already has 2,200 participans and this represents an increase of 66% compared to the same stage last year. Its current women’s participation stands at 52,69%. Over 100 Italian runners have signed up for the parallel race to the Valencia Marathon, followed by runners from The Netherlands, with 80 participants in the 10,000 meter race. About 50 runners from the United Kingdom have also signed up for the race and, in total, there are about 500 foreign runners, who account for 22% of the total number of participants, from 41 different countries.

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