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DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has reached over 1,000 registered runners

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An outburst of new registrations is expected from now to 31 October, end of the first registration deadline.

Half of stands of the Gran Canaria Expodeporte are already reserved.

The photography marathon is still in progress.

Failing 3 months for the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and there are already 1,000 registered runners, much more than in the past editions by the same stage of the year.

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Mapfre Charity Run of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon

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The race will be held on Saturday 24 January 2015 and the money raised will be donated to the Foundation Alejandro da Silva to fight against leukemia.

DISA Gran Canaria Marathon and Mapfre join efforts one more year to celebrate the charity run under the name of this insurance company. The agreement was signed by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Mr. Tomás Hidalgo, Regional General Director and Alfredo Montes, Regional Director of the company.

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Julio Cabrera, winner of the medal design competition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon

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The design of Julio Cabrera Hernández, entitled “Through Gran Canaria” has won the medal design competition of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon. The designer was congratulated by Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, President of the jury of the competition, and together settled on some details about the medals that will be handed to finishers of Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K on 25 January 2015.

The design represents the shape of the island of Gran Canaria and its hollow-interior will permit runners, when arriving to the finish line, to look through it to the world or place it on the chest, taking the island as a part of their heart.

DISA Gran Canaria Marathon introduced the 12 Solidarity Ambassadors

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DISA Foundation promotes this fundraising initiative to help people with Parkinson and Alzheimer.

The 12 Solidarity Ambassadors of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015 already have their money boxes and they all are ready to start with this charity project. An initiative of the DISA Foundation and Cabildo de Gran Canaria to help people affected by two of the most common diseases currently living in society: Alzheimer and Parkinson.

Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sports of Cabildo de Gran Canaria, and Raquel Montes, Manager of the DISA Foundation, presented the Solidarity Ambassadors Project of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon that, under the slogan 'Run With Me', has gathered 12 celebrities from different areas of society for this cause of solidarity with the associations Alzheimer Canarias and Parkinson Gran Canaria.

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New location of refreshment stations in DISA Gran Canaria Marathon 2015

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Four sponge stations and fifteen well equipped refreshment stations distributing more than 20,000 L of water, 10,000 kg of fruits and 6,900 L of isotonic drinks.

The staff of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon has just designed the placement of the refreshment stations along the course taking into account the experiences and suggestions of runners from last editions.

“The refreshment during the race is a priority matter for us. We want runners to have all what they need to recover during the race and after the finish line in the shortest time possible, one of the request that runners have made since last year”, explained Mr. Bravo de Laguna.

There will be 20,500 cooling sponges distributed among 4 sponge stations: 2.5 K – 7.5 K – 13 K – 17.5 K.

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It begins the I Marathon Photography Contest “Five years of Gran Canaria Marathon”

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The deadline to deliver the photographs to this contest in the Office of the Gran Canaria Marathon is December 15.

The Instituto Insular de Deportes (Insular Institute of Sports), through the office of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon launches the I Marathon Photography Contest “Five years of Gran Canaria Marathon', which seeks to reward the best individual photo or best photo series showing the culture of effort, the relationship between athlete and citizen or spirit of citizenship.

Candidates must hand over their work printed in A4 at the Office of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon before December 15 at 14:00. See contest guidelines in the section ‘Expodeporte’ on www.grancanariamaraton.com.

The amateur photographers can win the price of 200€ through a single photograph, each person can submit up to 3 photos, or a series of photographs with a maximum of 3 images.

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Institutional agreement for the promotion of DISA Gran Canaria Marathon

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Mr. Lucas Bravo de Laguna, Minister of Sport of Cabildo, and Mr. Pablo Barbero, capital city’s Councillor for Tourism, sealed a partnership agreement on September 30th, 2014.

Inter-island council of Canary Islands (Cabildo), through its Insular Sport Institute, is promoting DISA Gran Canaria Marathon to place it at the top of the winter international marathon’s calendar.

Therefore, from last year, Cabildo and City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria work together to promote the marathon across the planet.  

Mr. Bravo de Laguna considers “fundamental a good collaboration and fluent communication between Cabildo and the City Council of the capital city since this municipality will be the main beneficiary of the event and its national and international promotion. We are glad both institutions are throwing themselves into the marathon”.

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Gran Canaria Expodeporte: the island’s sport fair

Gran Canaria Expodeporte will be held from 22 to 24 January 2015 in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and more than 20,000 visitors are expected.

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Cabildo de Gran Canaria is organizing the Gran Canaria Expodeporte with the purpose of make it the greater fair of sports of the island. This Expo has come from the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, the most important sport event and that more participants receive in the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria Expodeporte was presented on Monday, September 15, and is one of the biggest bets of the Instituto Insular de Deportes for the next edition of the DISA Gran Canaria Marathon, as more than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the Room San Borondón in the Auditorium Alfredo Kraus.

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