Spain’s long history of road races (occasionally involving bulls) means the Ibiza marathon has a lot to live up to, and popular opinion seems to agree this event surpasses expectations. Runners from previous years affirm that the spectacular view of the sun going down over the Mediterranean as they jog, sprint or power-walk the route, characterises the unique charm of Ibiza and further enhances the excitement of being cheered and encouraged by crowds of locals and visitors.
On Saturday the 3rd of October this year, the 2020 Ibiza marathon will take place at sunset, with an important social responsibility aspect. The Ibiza marathon chose Proyecto Juntos as its charitable partner this year. This means the collaborators in said charity will be raising awareness through cancer prevention campaigns and collecting just €2 from all participating runners via their registration process.
Monies collected will help Proyecto Juntos continue non-medical assistance to children with cancer on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, both economically and psychologically. Every charitable contribution helps the non-profit continue organising support for those suffering from cancer, during and post-treatment, as well as fun activities, occupational workshops, and a volunteer team that makes hospital and home visits to patients.
Want to get involved directly in the Ibiza Marathon 2020?
Whether you want to be a volunteer or run the full circuit through some of the best bits of Ibiza, you can still be part of the event by signing up as an athlete, or delivering the official T-shirts to athletes, aiding at the finishing line or coordinating logistics together with the official organisers.
Not quite up to a full 42,195 meters...
Maybe you could do 21 kilometers though! Due to popular demand, the authorities launched a new 21K + 21K Relay, a “half-marathon mode” in which two-person teams complete the full 42 kilometers as a duo. Get ahead of the game and let your partner do the first 21K (the uphill stretch)!
If you’re visiting Ibiza with kids in April and they’d like to participate, the marathon organisers also launched a Kids Run for young competitors who can sprint 250 to 1000 meters depending on their age group. Get your little ones involved and make the event a day for the whole family. Don’t get caught out though, the Kids Run takes place at 11 am instead of sunset like the full marathon.
Activities for the cheerleaders
People that won’t be participating in the race won’t be short of things to do. While you’re waiting for your loved ones to reach your position to cheer them on, you can also enjoy the Runner Fair, organised at the Expo Ibiza Marathon. In a modern space overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, you can discover top products and services for marathon, sprint or leisure runners. In addition, different activities will be held here, so all visitors can enjoy their time in the lead up to and after the race.
The Runner Fair will be held at the Palau de Congressos d’Eivissa, near the starting point in Santa Eulària des Riu and Invisa’s Hotel La Cala, and will open from 10 am to 8 pm Friday and until 3pm on Saturday. This location will also serve as the collection point for bib numbers, the official t-shirts and bags for participants.
The best place to visit in April is Ibiza
As usual, Ibiza unites culture, heritage, nightlife, nature, food and fun activities in the same event. Join the many visitors from all over the world during the whole weekend enjoying everything surrounding the Ibiza Marathon 2020.
All the inhabitants and visitors holidaying Ibiza at the time are invited to cheer on those participating in Ibiza’s largest sports event as it sets off from Santa Eulària des Riu past all the best views of the island. Make April the date for your trip to Ibiza and experience the most amazing atmosphere at this time of year.
This invigorating experience is made even better by the fact that both the athletes and spectators are helping those in need by attending. The marathon’s partner Proyecto Juntos recently expanded its altruistic initiatives to help children in countries such as Madagascar and Tanzania as well as the Balearic islands, to protect their right to education. If you’d like to get involved or make a contribution, visit their website.
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