The internacional 10K Benidorm ’more international commitment to sports tourism in low season
This morning the eighth edition of ‘10K Benidorm’ has been presented that will be celebrated next Sunday, November 24, starting at 10.00, with departure and arrival at Plaza de Sus Majestades los Reyes de España. The race is organized by Brotons Group with the collaboration of the Department of Sports.
Mariló Cebreros, Councilor for Sports, has announced the event at a press conference, flanked by the promoter José Brotons and the president of Benidorm Athletics Club, Manolo Martínez. The test will run through an urban circuit approved by the Athletics Federation of the Valencian Community of 10,000 meters, of which 6,000 will take place along the promenades of Levante and Poniente.
"It's a test - said Cebreros - highly anticipated by many people, especially foreigners." Up to now, 966 participants have already registered, from more than one hundred clubs, of which 76% will come from outside our borders; from 12 countries and a "prominent presence of British" that already exceeds half a thousand athletes.
José Brotons has highlighted the participation of the award-winning athlete from Andrés Andrés Micó, or the Moroccan Jaouad Oumellal, who has a 28’50 ’’ mark that has told us he is going to win, ”he said. A 93-year-old athlete has also signed up “who has won everything in Europe within his category”. Among the national corridors, Brotons has highlighted in Benidorm the presence of Madrid, Cuenca and Ciudad Real.
The promoter has emphasized the "increasingly numerous" international participation. “Many of the runners - he said - are already in Benidorm”, which makes the ‘10K Benidorm’ an incentive for “sports tourism and in low season”.
For his part, Manolo Martínez has said that it will be "a hard circuit for an asphalt runner, but very nice for those of us who like cross country." Benidorm Athletics Club will not only run the test, but has become a logistics partner of the organization. He has tested the route to get his homologation and a total of 41 members will take the exit on Sunday. Among them "our elite runners", clarifies Martínez, like Juanan, Rubén or Juan Gilabert "who will be there fighting and will be among the first" to reach the finish line.
‘Kids Run’, on Saturday
As an appetizer of 10K Benidorm, on Saturday 23, at 5:00 p.m. the children's test, ‘Kids Run’, will be run, in which children and young people between the ages of 3 and 17 can participate. Schoolchildren in Benidorm centers can register for free. The expenses of the race and the insurance are borne by the organization: "So that the children come with us and they begin to get infected with running", Mariló Cebreros wanted to underline.
The deadline for online registration in 10K Benidorm will close today at 00.00, but this can still be done on Saturday and Sunday at the organization stand that will be located in the SSMM Plaza los Reyes de España.