Here at Sands Beach Resort we’re pulling out all the stops in readiness for the biggest marathon event of the year the 2011 Lanzarote International Marathon which this year is being organized jointly by ourselves and Club La Santa.
Registration for the event is now open and you can find all the race details and an entry form on the official Lanzarote International Marathon website.
The event will be held over a weekend of race events and family fun for athletes, supporters and anyone on holiday in Costa Teguise on 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2011.
The main event of the weekend will be the full marathon of 42.195km which will be held on Sunday 4th December with an athletes meet time of 8.15am and a start time of 9am. Half and quarter marathon distances of 21.100km and 10.550km respectively will be held concurrently.
The timing and sub-division of race distances present an ideal opportunity for athletes of all levels to either compete at their distance or to use the day as a real time training exercise and the inclusion of wheelchair user categories means that the event is open to all athletes. The temperature promises to be around the 18ºC (60ºF) mark which will be ideal for an event of this nature and the course takes runners along the picturesque Costa Teguise sea front where crowds of spectators are expected to add race day excitement and encouragement to push adrenalin levels further.
The course begins outside Sands Beach Resort on Avenida Islas Canarias and continues to Avenida del Jabillo where it turns down towards the marina. From there it joins the promenade to take runners alongside the beautiful sea front of the Jabillo, Bastián and Ancla beaches, all the way to La Caleta before looping back on itself and returning to Sands Beach. Four laps of the course will constitute the full marathon distance; two laps will be the half distance and a single lap completes the quarter marathon.
Entry fees for the marathon are 25 euros for the full distance, 20 euros for half and 15 euros for quarter and there are cash prizes of 100 euros to 500 euros for placed finishers in each category.
On Saturday 3rd December the youngest athletes of the family are invited to get in some real time training with a 1km race beginning at 6pm on the promenade at Pueblo Marinero. Entrance is free and it promises to be a fun event for all the family.
Sands Beach Resort and Club La Santa are offering special accommodation packages for athletes which means that the whole family can combine a holiday in this beautiful part of Lanzarote with competing and supporting the event.
We’re very much looking forward to seeing you for what promises to be a wonderful weekend of sport and fun 🙂
Photos by James Mitchell Photography