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Sports and Councilman Juan Molina international athlete had the Second Half Marathon Jumilla (06/02/2009)

Last week, Councilman Jose Luis Monreal Sports and international athlete Juan Molina presented the second edition of the City Half Marathon Jumilla.

The race will take place on Sunday April 26 and will feature double world champion Abel Anton marathon specialist.

José Luis Monreal said that "it is the most important sporting event of the year and more prizes awarded throughout the Region of Murcia."

For his part, ciezano Juana Molina, said the City Half Marathon Jumilla has nothing to envy to the best in the area despite its youth, "only to overcome everything that has been prepared for this year will be a challenge difficult to carry out the third edition.

The characteristics which make you have a mixture of elitism and popularity that give a special touch and of course, a great level, "he said.

Juan Molina highlighted the good work being done from the Department of Sports, as well as from the Athletic Club for athletics. "

Finally, international athlete congratulated the City for "the new running track will be built and be provided with this sport."

Abel Anton Participation

As for the presence of veteran Abel Anton, in addition to participating in the race, Saturday, at 17:00 pm in the Municipal Sports Centre, will conduct training with the youth of the Club Atletico and that any Jumillano is interested in participating.

And at 20:00, will lecture in the classroom culture CajaMurcia on 'Athletic Training' talk the talk "of his experience and techniques of this sport," said the councilman.

Career Features

The race will depart at 10:00 hours and the circuit will be the same as the previous edition, the circuit is approved by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and with 21 kilometers and 97 meters.

The route runs through the town, with a return of 3,000 meters and two of 9,000.

The registration will cost 9 euros, cheaper than last year, the period will be open until Thursday 23 April and can be done online.

A new feature is provided by the ChampionChip system, in which each row should contain a chip for timing and each athlete will award a diploma that will carry a photograph of his finish line, with its brand and position.

The finish line is in the south of Paseo Lorenzo Guardiola, and will be set with more elements: there will be children's games, dance performances on stage, complimentary beverage service and a giant paella for athletes and spectators.

Service will be showers and changing facilities at the Municipal Swimming Pool and Sports Hall, a parking enabled for this purpose and also three physiotherapy clinics to bring local professionals serving the corridors.


This year it also incorporates an allocation of 2,000 euros, which will join the 800 the winner if he manages to get off the mark 1h.03 '00.''

All the first prizes in each category will be sponsored by the Central signature Cheese Montesinos.

This year, add the categories handicapped, special forces (fire, police, civil guards, army, etc.) and equipment.

The goodie bag for all participants also presents an attractive novelty, because athletes will receive a Nike T-shirt priced at 45 euros, following an agreement reached between Intersport and the clothing brand "that will give the test a popular character will join the high level of many runners called by the attractive prizes, "said Monreal.

This bag will also contain a bottle of wine from Jumilla Finca Omblancas, candy bars Abiarjo Commercial, Jumillano Fruit Produce Cooperative, water and juices that occur Fuentelibiana and Payment as well as socks and water bottles for Intersport gives away bikes.

In addition to these partner firms, the race has different sponsors: Cajamurcia Foundation, Central Quesera Montesinos as official sponsors, Telecable Jumilla and the local paper Seven Days as official media of the test and Atlhetic Club Jumilla and Triathlon Club Jumilla assist the race by volunteers during the journey and as an aid in preparing for the test.

The Department of Sports for the race also has important collaboration with the Local Police, Civil Defense and Red Cross, the latter group will enable a hospital in the finish area.

Photo Contest

Parallel has been called the second photo contest on the test, with prizes for three winners who will share 375 (200 euros for the first, 100 for the second and 75 for third prize.)

The first prize winning photograph will be the sign of the edition of 2010.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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