The deadline of the first registration period for the three main races of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 will close next October 31.
This year, participant registrations have been submitted at a greater rhythm than last years. There are already more than a thousand of runners registered but we expect having hundreds of new registrations before this first deadline to participate in the most important race of the Canary Islands next January 25.
The second registration period will extend from November 1 to December 31. The fees during this period will be the following: Marathon 40 €, Half-Marathon 30 € and 10K 15 €.
Obra Social La Caixa sponsors for the second year the Kids Run of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon.
The great children’s party of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon that will be held on January 24 at 3pm in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus area will be sponsored by Obra Social La Caixa.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and Ms. Lourdes Plasencia, Business Area Director of Gran Canaria Norte de la Caixa, signed the agreement that proves the commitment of La Caixa with DISA Gran Canaria Marathon.
The route of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon will pass through the most important cultural, social, touristic, sportive and commercial areas of the island’s capital
DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has improved year after year since its beginning. In its sixth edition, as in the previous ones, the aim will be to provide to the lovers of running from the Canary Islands and visitors quite a sportive event offering the best services to the athletes.
After five editions with the same route, the organization team has decided to improve it taking into consideration the remarks of runners who have participated in previous editions. Besides, the concept as touristic showcase of the island and its capital has been strengthened even more.
The design of Julio Cabrera Hernández, entitled “Through Gran Canaria” has won the medal design competition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon. The designer was congratulated by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, President of the jury of the competition, and together settled on some details about the medals that will be handed to finishers of Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K on 25 January 2015.
The design represents the shape of the island of Gran Canaria and its hollow-interior will permit runners, when arriving to the finish line, to look through it to the world or place it on the chest, taking the island as a part of their heart.
An outburst of new registrations is expected from now to 31 October, end of the first registration deadline.
Half of stands of the Gran Canaria Expodeporte are already reserved.
The photography marathon is still in progress.
Failing 3 months for the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and there are already 1,000 registered runners, much more than in the past editions by the same stage of the year.
Four sponge stations and fifteen well equipped refreshment stations distributing more than 20,000 L of water, 10,000 kg of fruits and 6,900 L of isotonic drinks.
The staff of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has just designed the placement of the refreshment stations along the course taking into account the experiences and suggestions of runners from last editions.
“The refreshment during the race is a priority matter for us. We want runners to have all what they need to recover during the race and after the finish line in the shortest time possible, one of the request that runners have made since last year”, explained Mr. Bravo de Laguna.
There will be 20,500 cooling sponges distributed among 4 sponge stations: 2.5 K – 7.5 K – 13 K – 17.5 K.
The race will be held on Saturday 24 January 2015 and the money raised will be donated to the Foundation Alejandro da Silva to fight against leukemia.
DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and Mapfre join efforts one more year to celebrate the charity run under the name of this insurance company. The agreement was signed by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Mr. Tomás Hidalgo, Regional General Director and Alfredo Montes, Regional Director of the company.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sport of Cabildo, and Mr. Pablo Barbero, capital city’s Councillor for Tourism, sealed a partnership agreement on September 30th, 2014.
Inter-island council of Canary Islands (Cabildo), through its Insular Sport Institute, is promoting DISA Gran Canaria Marathon to place it at the top of the winter international marathon’s calendar.
Therefore, from last year, Cabildo and City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria work together to promote the marathon across the planet.
Mr. Bravo de Laguna considers “fundamental a good collaboration and fluent communication between Cabildo and the City Council of the capital city since this municipality will be the main beneficiary of the event and its national and international promotion. We are glad both institutions are throwing themselves into the marathon”.