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The Madrid Marathon is one day ahead

The Madrid Marathon is one day ahead, at the 27 in April, so that it does not coincide with the Elections

Five days after the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced the General elections for April 28, the organization of the Madrid Marathon and the City Council of the capital have agreed to advance the race one day.

As we anticipated and as everything pointed was unviable to dispute the marathon the same day of the elections and this has been the option that least affects the runners.

The economic impact of the event, according to figures from the organization and the City Council, is 40 million euros. Up to the date of the announcement of the elections, there were already 39.000 runners registered in the race. Of these, 15.000 were foreigners from more than 100 different countries

The race will be played finally on Saturday 27 with the same schedule and the same route 

In addition, the Organization will offer to all runners who request it the change of ownership of the numbers for free or the refund of the entire registration fee.

This is the statement of the organization:

"Before the announcement of elections by the Presidency of the Government of Spain for April 28, 2019, the date on which the EDP Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ was scheduled to be held, and after having exhausted all possible alternatives With the different departments involved, finally the organization of the event together with the Madrid City Council have determined to set the date of the test for Saturday April 27 at 8:00 a.m. (10k) and at 8:45 a.m. (Marathon and Half Marathon).

 We have tried to act with maximum efficiency, and we have done everything possible and everything in our power to affect the fewest number of corridors, opting for this alternative as the only viable alternative and the one that best suited the planned plans for the 39.000 brave men who will participate in the 42nd edition of the EDP Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon & ½.

In this situation, the following changes have been established:

The Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the same times as planned, first departure at 8:45 a.m. 

The 10K test will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the same time as planned, starting at 8:00 a.m. 

EXPODEPOR- Sports Fair (where the runner's numbers and pack are collected) will take place at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid on April 25 and 26 in a pavilion and at a time to be determined.

From the organization we are aware of the disruption that these new measures may pose and in the event that the new date of the event prevents the participation of a broker in the event, they may:

Request the change of ownership of the number completely free of charge.

Request the return of the 100% of the amount of your registration.


The deadline to request refunds or changes of owner will end the March 11 from 2019 to the 23: 59 hours (GTM + 1). 

Returns or changes of owner must be communicated to the organization following the instructions available at https://www.runrocknroll.com/es/events/madrid/register/ 

No refunds or changes of owner who have not followed this procedure within the established period will not be accepted.

Like every edition, for 42 years, the necessary measures will be taken so that the event meets the quality and professionalism standards to which we are firmly committed. Above all, we have struggled to find the best solution to a problem totally unrelated to the organization, thinking about the well-being of our runners, who are our main priority. However, we regret all the inconvenience this situation may have caused and we greatly appreciate all your support and understanding.”

Photo: runrocknroll.com

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