If you are eager for another challenge after running competitions back in the Dublin, and you are seeking some winter sun, then come and compete in the Lanzarote International Marathon 2015! The Marathon in Lanzarote is great for the whole family, so can be combined perfectly with a family holiday. This year’s race will take place on Saturday 12th December 2015, a perfect time to beat the winter blues.
For those who have never been to Lanzarote or the Canary Islands before, what are you waiting for? There is small wonder that the islands are often described as having the world’s best climate. While back in the Dublin you will probably be shivering under layers of clothing, in Lanzarote you can still saunter around comfortably in a t-shirt and shorts. Average temperatures at the time of the marathon are 19℃ with almost guaranteed year-round sun!
The Lanzarote Marathon has been designed to be a Marathon For All, so that everyone is welcome and can enjoy running surrounded by the uniqueness of Lanzarote. The entire race takes place along the coast line, so as you run you can take in some beautiful beach and stunning sea views. The views on offer are quite unlike what you will experience in other marathons such as The London or Dublin Marathon. Taking part in the Lanzarote International Marathon will be a unique experience.
So that the Lanzarote International Marathon is much more inclusive there are four distances to choose from:
- 42 Km (Marathon)
- 21 Km (Half Marathon)
- 10 Km
- 5 Km
For each of these distances the competition will be split into different age brackets, but the races are open to competitors of ages 16 – 70+.
The kids will definitely not feel left out though as on Friday 11th December we have a kids Marathon event called the Buddy’s Marathon, organized by the Sands Beach Resort Buddy’s Club. This has also been split into different distances depending on the age of the child. The age range is from 0 – 17 years old.
The Lanzarote International Marathon is a big event, with an Expo on Thursday 11th December, and food, drink and shopping available throughout the weekend. There will also be photoshoots, workshops, product testing, and a playground for the kids.
If you decide to combine a family holiday with taking part in the Marathon, then a perfect place to stay is at Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise. Our hotel is a firm favourite for families, due to our Buddy’s Club for the kids, our private beach, and picturesque swimming pool plazas. It is also an excellent place to stay if you want to stay active before the Marathon, as we have a fully equipped gym, a 25 meter heated laned swimming pool, and safe roads and trails nearby for running and cycling.
The flight prices couldn’t be cheaper either, and seem to have been set perfectly for those wishing to take part in the Marathon. If for example you decided to fly out to Lanzarote on Thursday the 10th December and fly back home on Tuesday the 15th December, you can fly for as little as 59€! This is an amazing price, but of course these change all the time so you should book quickly to avoid disappointment.
The Lanzarote International Marathon is an amazing event for all the family in the completely unique setting of sunny Lanzarote. There is no better time to fly out if you want a new challenge, and some guaranteed winter sun. This is the perfect time of year for the Marathon as well as it is not too hot, and not too cold. You can even get in some training before the Christmas eating and drinking period begins! We look forward to welcoming runners of all ages and abilities here in Lanzarote.
For more information about the event take a look at the Lanzarote International Marathon website: www.lanzaroteinternationalmarathon.com