Avis delivered 10 Hyundai i20 for the transportation and logistics of the organization of the race.
The organization of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon came to an agreement with RS Sonocom, which is located in the south of the island and becomes a new sponsor of the event.
RS Sonocom, a brand strongly related to sports events of the island, will be responsible of the images, sound and lighting of the main venues of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, providing a quality service with a highly qualified staff and newly technical equipment.
In addition to be located in the start and finish areas, RS Sonocom will also be in the entertainment and food area at Plaza de la Música. Besides, they will organize two of the entertainment points during the course at Woermann square and next to the Naval Base, where there will be areas with speakers and DJs for the spectators and runners.
Upon the signing of the agreement, Lucas Bravo de Laguna,the Minister of the Ministry of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, expressed “his satisfaction with this agreement that joins RS Sonocom as a sponsor of the race. We are sure that all the technical aspects related to images and sound will have the quality guarantee which requires a macro event.
Óliver Armas, director of RS Sonocom, considers that “for the brand is a very important jump to be linked to such a big event, one of the biggest of the Canary Islands. Collaborating in big events will make us grow as a company”.
In this way, the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon will add as a sponsor one of the main companies in this sector that assures a high quality service.
The rent a car company Avis Canarias delivered 10 Hyundai i20 to the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 organization, race organized by the Ministry of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria. All the activities and the three main races will take place from 22nd to 25th January.
This partnership agreement which involves both organizations, this is another clear example of the support of AVIS Canarias to the sports events which take place in the Canary Islands. The Hyundai i20 will be very useful for the organization to transport the team of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and the guests of this amazing race.
The hotel chain supports the race with its two hotels in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the AC Iberia and the AC Gran Canaria.
AC Hotels are becoming a new sponsor of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon. The agreement between the Ministry of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the hotel company AC Hotels by Marriot has been signed recently in the meeting between Lucas Bravo de Laguna, the Minister of Sports, and Alberto Izquierdo, sales director of AC Hotels by Marriot in Spain and Portugal.
With this alliance the AC Iberia Las Palmas Hotel and the AC Gran Canaria Hotel, both in the capital, where the race will take place, become the official hotels of the race.
The winner photographer is Pedro Juan Hernández Luján.
The registration period for the 10K race has closed after having reached 3.500 participants.
The photograph titled “Those little big stories” by Pedro Juan Hernández Luján, has been chosen as the winner of the I Marathon Photography Contest “Five years of Gran Canaria Marathon”. Pedro received a great joy when he learned he had won the prize of 200 € and explained us that "the girl's gaze seems that interprets us and tells a story about effort".
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and president of the jury charged to choose the winner said “we hope to have more participants in this contest next year, which aim is to capture the effort that this sport demands, as it does the winning photography in 2015”.
The human and logistic deployment which will take place from 22nd to 25th of January to ensure an event related to medical aid.
The DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015, throughout 4 days in which it holds all the venues and the 3 races, from 22nd to 25th January, becomes in a macro event which involves thousands of people, regarding active participants in all the activities as much as the spectators which will come to enjoy.
For this reason, the sports department of Gran Canaria town organizes a medical services plan which covers all the needs in every single moment of the venue, providing appropriate medical and safety services, enough to solve any kind of medical emergency.
In this way, from 22nd to 24th January, during the venue Gran Canaria Expodeporte at Auditorium Alfredo Kraus, and the food and entertainment area, located at Parque de la Música, there will be an ambulance with RGN (Red Cross) all the time during the venue.
On Saturday, 24th January, in the morning schedule, the Mapfre Charity Race will have a medical aid service, a doctor, 1 nurse, an ambulance BLS available, besides the cars and motorbikes of the organisation.
Runners will have two refreshment areas in the finish line zone, the first station along the race and another at Parque de la Música.
Once the races held next 25th January are over, all athletes of 3 distances, Marathon, Half Marathon and the 10k will need to recover and, in addition, to receive their finisher medal as a recognition of the effort put in to cross the finish line.
For this reason, the sports department of Gran Canaria town hall has tried to organise an effective pick-up service of medals and refreshment post finish area which will be quick, flexible and comfortable for athletes, in order to help them in the recovery process.
In this way, upon crossing the finish line, in the next 45 metres, runners will receive a finisher medal which will be placed around their necks by the volunteers, according to the race they have participated in.
DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 breaks the record of participation regarding past editions.
Registration for the Mapfre Charity Race and Obra Social Kids Run will be open until January 16.
January 9 will be the deadline for registration to the sixth edition of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and the total number of participants in Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K will be known soon.
The record of participation has already been broken as there are now nearly 8,000 participants, although the official number will be published along the weekend. The 10K race has reached its maximum entries and it is expected the same for Marathon and Half-Marathon, where there will be a maximum of 1,500 and 3,500 participants respectively.
i10 and ix35 are delivered by Hyundai Canarias will have the mission of race clock and safety car during the races on 25th January.
The organisation of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has received the official cars for the race a few days ago, after the delivery of two cars by Hyundai Canarias to Lucas Bravo de Laguna, the Insular Sports counsellor from Gran Canaria.
Idaira Santana, on behalf of Hyundai, was the responsible of giving the keys of the first two sponsorship cars for the occasion, an i10 and ix35, which will be sponsoring the Car’s brand and Disa Gran Canaria marathon around the roads of the island until the race day.
During the meeting Lucas Bravo de Laguna pointed out that “from the insular council of Gran Canaria, as race organisers, we feel very happy to continue making efforts with private companies such as Hyundai, which newly supports the event and will supply 14 vehicles with a beautiful and attractive design, besides its functionality for the organization, it will provide a very special colourful contrast to the race.