Local, national and international participants hold great promises for next January 25.
In the sixth edition of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, thousands of local, national and international participants will certainly struggle to set a new record in the three main races. This fact will give greater recognition to this event making it more interesting and attractive for athletes all over the world in future editions.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, announced “the participation of these athletes will give greater sporting recognition to the event. Achieving new records will demonstrate that in Gran Canaria it is possible to run and very fast indeed”.
All participants will receive a Brooks shirt in the runner’s bag that will be given at the Gran Canaria Expodeporte.
Runners of the sixth edition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon will wear a high quality shirt next January 25 thanks to the agreement signed between the Ministry of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the American running company Brooks.
The official shirt of the race will be sponsored by this prestigious American brand, linked to many other international and national marathons. Thus, one of the goals of the team of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, led by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, is achieved.
The traditional pasta lunch will be served by Cook & Events and La Isleña on January 24.
Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna declared that “it is a great satisfaction count on La Isleña one more year, not only because of the quality of its products but because its name will join the Marathon of Gran Canaria. All the companies that are joining us for 2015 are working harder due to the growth of the event and we are very grateful for that”.
Mr. Pedro Ortega, General Director of La Isleña announced that “the experience of last year was awesome. In addition, this is a great occasion to show that pasta is a great product for athletes, both adults and children”.
There will be around 12-20 animated points along the course of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015.
In this edition, the participants of the three main races will feel the spirit of the crowd who will be present, as every year, all along the circuit to encourage runners. In addition, there will be a minimum of 12 points and maximum of 20 strategically located where many activities will be developed during approximately 4 hours each.
“The aim of this Plan of Animation, organized by the Ministry of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, is to motivate and encourage all the participants and also to promote a festive atmosphere and attract all citizens”, explained Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna.
The Mapfre Charity Run’s breakfast and La Isleña Pasta Party will be sponsored by Cook & Events and La Isleña.
DISA Gran Canaria Marathon continues signing partnership and collaboration agreements with important Canary companies that do not want to miss the opportunity to participate in the most important sport event in the Canary Islands.
Along this week, Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, met Mr. Francisco Moreno, Communication Director of Lopesan Group, and Mr. Pedro Ortega, General Director of La Isleña, in order to sign the sponsorship agreement between both Canary companies.
From January 22 to 25, the facilities of the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus, especially the Room San Borondón, will host several acts.
The sixth edition of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon introduces many changes in this event. The principal change is certainly the new location of the start and finish line of the three main races and also the location of the different acts that will be taking place during the event.
In the past, all the acts of the event and the races used to have a different location but this year, the organization team has decided to centralize everything at the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus area.
The ICOT Sport Conferences of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon will be held from 22 to 24 January in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus.
ICOT Health Group will sponsor for the second consecutive year the Sport Conferences, the formative and informative aspect of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon. This agreement has been signed by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and Mr. Domingo Montes de Oca, General Director of ICOT Group.
“We are glad to count on the ICOT Group for the Sport Conferences which, if possible, will be even more interesting than last year. The experts will talk about nutrition, sports medicine and many other topics of interest during three days”, said Mr. Bravo de Laguna.
“The DISA Gran Canaria Marathon continues being an event for all ages and for everyone’s tastes, so any who wants to spend a few days of training, learning and also have fun at the same time are invited to join us during those days in the area of the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus” concluded Bravo de Laguna.
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, encouraged the local runners to join the party of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 and run with her.
The patroness of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon will be in Gran Canaria from January 23. Radcliffe appeared excited about running, at 40 years old, the 10 K race. She also shared with us some details of her past, present and future.
How did you receive the news and why did you accept to be the patron of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015?
I read about the race and it sounded like a fun event to be involved with . The numbers are growing and the organisation seems great so I accepted to be the patron of the race.