SPORT ZONE joins by the second consecutive year the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon as co-sponsor.
This agreement have been signed by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canarias and representant of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015, and Mr. Santiago Matas, Store Coordinator of Sport Zone in Gran Canaria. Sport Zone is the chain of sports store that has developed the most in the last few years in Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands in general.
"Sport Zone will be always present in the events organized in the Canary Islands. Last year, the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon was a success so we want to repeat that positive experience in the sixth edition. It is an event that grows year by year in number of participants and in advertising strength. At the same time, we return to the society all the benefits that they give to us during the whole year by coming to our stores", said Mr. Santiago Matas.
Iberia and the hotels AC of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria make available flight and accommodation discounts to the race participants.
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The DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 will be, surely, the most numerous edition ever organized so far. The number of registrations keeps increasing thanks to local and foreign athletes.
For this reason, race participants (or families and friends) may take advantage of 15% discount when traveling on IBERIA to fly to Gran Canaria and enjoy the events from January 22-25.
The Obra Social La Caixa Kids Run and Mapfre Charity Race increases the number of participants.
The deadline for the I Marathon Photography Contest ‘Five years of Gran Canaria Marathon’ will be next December 15.
The wide range of activities and side events of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 are being a success since they started to be organized several months ago.
Registration to the Mapfre Charity Race is still open. This race of 3 Km will be held on January 24 and will run through the street of Guanarteme until the Avenue of Las Canteras beach.
Around 3000 solidary athletes are expected to participate (walking or running) to help the Foundation Alejandro Da Silva that will be the beneficiary of the money raised.
In the same vein, registration to the Obra Social La Caixa Kids Run is open and it will be held also on January 24. This race expects 2000 young runners between 6 and 16 years old who will run in different courses according to their age.
Registration to both races can be made through the website www.grancanariamaraton.com.
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 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.
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 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.
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.