The organization has published a statement, explaining the modification of the test due to the general elections that were announced this morning and that will be held the same day, on April 28.
The organization of the athletic event already commented a few days ago that both events are incompatible for safety reasons, among others. "The marathon collapses the city, 42 kilometers, for six hours," explains David Rumbao, head of the organization, who has already announced that he will meet shortly with the Madrid City Council to find a new date. "We are aware of the impossibility of keeping the date established by the rules of the Electoral Board and the Government Delegation."
Official statement of the Madrid Marathon
«Today at 10:00 am (Spanish time) the President of the Government of Spain has called the General Elections for April 28, 2019, the date on which the 42nd edition of the EDP Rock 'n' Roll was scheduled. Madrid Marathon & ½.
We are aware of your concern and we know that it is complicated, however, we ask you for calm and patience as we are evaluating the impact this has on the celebration of the event and evaluating all possible alternatives with the corresponding organizations involved.
At this time we do not have more information, but we remain fully committed to providing you with an experience based on the high quality standards that we have always upheld and applied, and we assure you that once we have the necessary accurate information, we will notify you immediately. .
Thank you very much for your support and understanding. ”
Madrid, home of the electoral device, hosts 3 matches of LaLiga Santander that weekend.
The Madrid Marathon gathers around 40.000 people in its three distances: the 10 kilometers, the half marathon and the marathon. Several thousand runners come from abroad, so the economic benefits to the city are significant.
In addition to this test, various sports events are held in the city of Madrid that weekend of LaLiga Santander, the Atlético-Valladolid, Rayo-Real Madrid y Leganes-Celtic, where the city of Madrid, the headquarters of the electoral system, will collapse. It is not yet known if the date of these matches will change.
Triathlon also affected
But this is not all, this can also affect triathlon since that same day tests like the Duathlon and Cross Triathlon World Championship in Pontevedra, the IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella and various tests throughout the national territory.