This weekend the Lanzarote resort of Puerto del Carmen will be alive with the sound of music as athletes and entertainers join forces to raise funds for some favourite causes in the access-for-all Music Marathon Festival 2011 on Saturday 22nd October.
Organised by Kenneth Gasque Race Director of Ironman Lanzarote and the man behind the Ocean Lava Triathlon and the Wine Run and his team of professionals, music provides the inspiration to competitors and spectators alike and connects us all, regardless of our age, background and abilities.
Very much an inclusive event, everyone is invited to attend, either as a competitor, a volunteer or a spectator. Over the course of half, quarter and eighth marathon distances for adults and mile or half mile for children, you can run, jog, walk, Rollerblade or race in a wheelchair and the music will be there to accompany you and to spur you on to the finish line.
Beginning and ending in front of the Los Cocoteros Apartments, Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto Del Carmen will be converted into one big street party from 3pm with music provided throughout the afternoon and evening by local punk kids The Nauty Boyz; Country, folk, rock dynamic duo The Mick James Band; 60s songster Andy Reynolds; pop,Country, folk duo Charlie and Nolita from Joy Council; Derek and Pedro with Jake on drums; kid rockers The Tareaways; Gail O’Donovan; Los Rubaroos and Soul Diva Project.
When the races have been run and the awards have been presented, it’s time to celebrate the achievements of everyone who took part in the Finish Line Festival where a medley of bands keep athletes, spectators, volunteers, organisers and the whole resort celebrating life through music, food and the company of good friends.
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, make time for the Music Marathon Festival.
Photos from official Music Marathon Festival website