Alicante to Santa Pola Half Marathon Scheduled for November
Club Atlético Montemar, organiser of the Gran Carrera del Mediterráneo, has obtained approval from the Real Federación Española de Atletismo (RFEA) for the fifth edition of the race, which will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2023, to be elevated to the international stage.
The race, which goes from Alicante to Santa Pola along the entire coast, hopes to bring together 3,000 runners, of whom 25% will, hopefully, foreigners.
Montemar hopes that the test will serve to bring sports tourism to the province, which can spend the night in hotels in Alicante, but also in Santa Pola, since participants are offered a transportation service.
On the other hand, taking into account the environment of the race, which crosses a coastal area with six blue flags, from the point of view of sustainability and with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint, in the next edition it will do without paper as much as possible. The runners will have QR codes for the delivery of the bib number and the runner’s bag. People with disabilities will also be taken into account and different categories will be established for them.