The working volunteering teams of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon is composed by individual volunteers, high schools, members of sports clubs and sport education centers as TSAFAD (Technician in Animation of Physical Activities and Sports Activities).
The volunteering team of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 will be composed by almost 800 people that will make possible, as in last editions, the perfect realization of all the actions and activities along the event and the 3 main races on January 25.
Many volunteers have already registered through the website www.grancanariamaraton.com to collaborate in the organization and lots of them come from 9 different sports clubs of the island.
The British athlete holds the women’s marathon world record since 2003.
The patroness of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 will be Paula Radcliffe, the current women’s marathon world record holder with her so far unachievable time 2h 15’ 25” set in the London Marathon in 2003.
Radcliffe takes over as patroness of the race after Haile Gbrselassie, patron in 2014. The British runner will be next January in Gran Canaria together with the thousands of participants running the Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K and will become a luxury ambassador of the most important athletic event in the Canary Islands.
“It is not easy to bring such a good patrons for the event as Haile Gbrselassie last year, but certainly this year Paula Radcliffe will put the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon one more time on the top of the international landscape due the level of this athlete”, said Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna after signing the agreement with the British runner.
The new App is available for Android and iOS and allows runners to register on the races.
DISA Gran Canaria Marathon offers this new service to their participants and to the general public. The App “Gran Canaria Maratón 2015” is already available for Android and iOS and it can be downloaded free from the Play Store or the APP Store.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria explained “We become a little closer to the runners and amateurs with this App. Gradually this event grows and the implementation of this App is another example of the modernization work that we are carrying out from the Insular Sports Institute and the Office of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon.
The starting line of the 2015 edition will be located at the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus area and will be organized by different corrals according to the time of the athletes.
The Av. Industrial José Sánchez Peñate, around the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus, will be the new location of the starting line of the three main races of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon.
The pistol shot for the start of the 10K race will be given at 08:20 am for its almost 3,500 runners. Around the 5,000 athletes expected to run the Half-Marathon and Marathon, will start 40 minutes later. Runners should line up in the corral according to the projected finish time they submitted during the registration process.
Embotelladora de Canarias (blottling company of the Canary Islands) will co-sponsor the event with water Lanjarón and the isotonic drink Aquarade.
Fewer than 3 months for the celebration of the sixth edition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and a new partner has joined the list of sponsors. Thousands of bottles of water Lanjarón and the isotonic drink Aquarade will be offered to runners throughout all the refreshment stations and after the finish line. There will be in total more than 20,000 L of water and 7,000 L of isotonic drink.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and Mr. Gonzalo Medina, General Director of the company, signed the agreement between Embotelladora de Canarias and DISA Gran Canaria Marathon.
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 €.
Patricia Díaz and Matías Ojeda will organize some sportive-solidary meetings as ambassadors of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015.
Only two months and 20 days to celebrate the sixth edition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and both professional athletes Patricia Díaz and Matías Ojeda, join efforts as solidary ambassadors to make more “solidary friends” by planning some “sportive-solidary meetings”.
These meetings are free for those who wish to participate in and help the solidary ambassadors to raise funds for the associations of Alzheimer and Parkinson. The DISA Foundation will give all the money collected from the 12 ambassadors and it will also equalize the same amount. All runners participating in these meetings to receive advices from two of the best Canarian runners will have the opportunity to make a donation as well.
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.