THE CAJASIETE GRAN CANARIA MARATHON CLOSES ITS INSCRIPTION DEADLINE WITH ALMOST 1.600 RUNNERS SIGNED UP FOR THE 42K RACE

Over 1,800 runners have signed up for the Half Marathon, while the 10K reaches 2,500.

 

This Sunday, the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon closed its registration period for the 2018 edition. The Marathon has hit almost 1,600 runners, standing at exactly 1,597 athletes taking part in the 42K race. An increase of more than 12 percent compared to last year’s edition, where nearly 1,400 athletes took part.

On the other hand, the number of entries for the Half Marathon is 1,879, while 2,500 runners have signed up to the 10K race, undoubtedly the most popular distance. In total, almost 6,000 athletes will run in this new edition of the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon, which takes place on January the 21st.

It is worth mentioning the increase of foreign runners in the Marathon compared to previous editions, a figure which increased in 2017 as well as in 2018. In this IX edition of the Marathon, 986 athletes from abroad have registered, nearly 1,000 runners compared to the more than 500 that ran in 2017. This is an 81 percent increase.

There is a notable  increase in female participation in 42K race as well. A total of 317 women will take the start,  an increase of 65 percent compared to the less than 200 that signed up to the last edition.

The Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon is putting the finishing touches to a great athletics weekend on the island. Different activities will take place around this great event from January the 19th to the 21st,  such as the 3K Gran Canaria Accessible race, that will bring together almost 5,000 runners, or La Islaña Mini Marathon, where children will also be able to compete in different distances for different ages.

Friday will also see the start of the Gran Canaria Expodeporte in Las Arenas Shopping Center. This sports fair will serve as a meeting point for sports fans as well as being where where runners will be able to pick up their race number. This new edition of the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon is just a few days away.