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The 30th Mitja Marató de Santa Pola will have about 7,000 participants



The Santa Pola Town Hall has hosted this Friday the presentation of the 30th edition of the Half Marathon, which returns from Sunday, January 23 after last year’s suspension. The prestigious test of the fishing village, which is considered as one of the best in Spain over the distance of 21 kilometers and 97 meters, it already has about 7,000 registered athletes, from all over Spain, and will also have an important cast of foreign runners, both men and women, from 22 countries, mostly Africans. Up to five athletes with lower marks per hour has confirmed their presence.

The Half Marathon, organized by the Santa Pola Athletics Club, in collaboration with the local council, the Provincial Council of Alicanteand the signature Coke, wants to recover the normality and splendor of yesteryear and, despite the pandemic situation, it will also have the usual parallel activities such as the Corridor Fair and the Mini marathon.

The santapolera race will be held under strict security measures. The start will be staggered in several batches and the participants must run the first 500 meters with mask. What’s more, the refreshment areas have been planned in spaces that do not generate crowdss. Despite the fact that the Mitja Marató de Santa Pola has all the security measures approved by Health and there is no restriction on this type of outdoor sporting events, from the organization, the runners, companions and spectators are asked responsibility, safety distance and the use of a mask. To cover all security needs, an important police device has been prepared, with 45 agents from the Local Police, 15 from the Civil Guard and 8 from the Autonomous Police, in addition to 100 volunteers from Civil Protection, which will be distributed by the different points of the circuit.

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The Councilor for Sports and Tourism, Julio Baeza, has highlighted that “the day of the celebration of the Mitja Marató is a very important date for Santa Pola, because it means putting Santa Pola on the international map, since it is a very relevant race.” Baeza regretted that “With the Covid we have not been able to develop all the activities that we had planned”, but he stressed that “the Mitja Marató must follow a perfect claim so that visitors from abroad can get to know Santa Pola, its culture, its beaches, its heritage and its gastronomy”.

The big test will be held on Sunday, January 23, starting at 10:30 in the morning. On Saturday, from four thirty in the afternoon, on Pérez Ojeda avenue, where the start and finish line are located, the Mini Marathon for children from 3 to 11 years old. To participate it is essential to be registered and have a number, which can be obtained on the web: .www.mitjasantapola.com.

What’s more, From Friday to Sunday, the Corridor Fair will take place in the Castillo-Fortaleza, where you can also collect the numbers and the “runner’s bag”. The schedule will be Friday, from 5 to 8.30 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.

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