Widely considered one of the most scenic marathons in Europe, Palma celebrates its 16th Zafiro Marathon on Sunday October 13th.
Over the marathon weekend thousands of runners will be decending on Palma to take part in several athletic activites culminating in the 26.2 mile Zafiro Palma Marathon.
Organisers of the Zafiro Marathon are expecting over 10,000 runners from 50 different countries to compete in the full marathon, half marathon and 10K races. The spectacularly scenic route along the seaside promenade and through the old town, combined with good weather and fantastic atmosphere have made this a hugely popular challenge year on year.
Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages are welcome, there is even a children’s run on the Saturday afternoon ahead of the ´big race `to promote sport for all ages.
Sunday however is the big day ! The marathon, half marathon and 10 K all start with an excited countdown between 9:00 and 9:30. The main hub is centered around Parc de Mar in the shadow of Palma´s magnificent La Seu Gothic Cathedral.
The Zafiro Marathon runners do two circuits so there’s plenty of opportunity for spectators to cheer them on along the way. There are ‘spectator hubs’ with entertainment, live music and local dancing along the route to keep the runners spirits up as well as plenty of water stations.
The final stretch heading down Passeig del Born towards the Bay of Palma and the finishing line, crowded with supporters, could not be more thrilling.
It is said that running is one of the few sporting activities that is good for your body and mind and soul, if you have chosen to run to raise money or awareness of a good cause close to your heart.
So don your jogging gear, feel the sun on your back and burn off some calories.
Registration available by clicking here Zafiro Marathon Registration.