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The Valencia Half Marathon is suspended

The test that was going to be held on October 25, finally will not be disputed due to the current situation of the Covid-19.

Had 20.000 registered runnersThere are 3 options to choose from.

This is the official statement from the organization

The Organization of the Valencia Alfonso Alfonso Half Marathon EDP, in charge of the Correcaminos SD, after evaluating the current health situation and after consulting all the competent authorities, announces the impossibility of holding the race in its 30th edition, which was going to take place on October 25,

In this way, the contact procedure with your 20.000 brokers registered to give the option to choose between the different possibilities they have on their registration.

The cancellation of our event, after having been working on a historical edition for months, implies a hard blow to the Organization, which maintains its full commitment to the corridor, since the good treatment and concern for the health and safety of the 20.000 registered participants continues to be the engine of our decisions to always be up to the task as an Organization.

We also want to ensure the best guarantees for holding the event for participants, companions, the public and volunteers, as well as the organizational team, which cannot be guaranteed right now.

3 options for enrollees

In this way, next week all registered runners will receive instructions to choose between the different options for their 2020 registration:

  • Change registration for one place for the edition in 2021 (October 24, 2021).
  • Request the d100% cost evolution of your registration (except for the voluntary solidarity contribution, which will be destined as planned to PayaSOSpital, this year's solidarity entity).
  • Waiver of the registration fee to Test as commitment to the organization, who resents the suspension of an event in which he has been working for months. Behind the Valencia Half Marathon there is a large group of people and companies that work throughout the year.

Three months before the scheduled date of this event, we began this suspension process to respond to the concern of all participants and to no longer penalize those runners who have to schedule their trip and accommodation in Valencia.

Paco Borao, career director and president of SD Correcaminos, acknowledged that «We have endured to the maximum because it is a decision that, putting ourselves in the skin of the runner, we do not like to take, but three months after the test and rush all the options, we must respect the runner and announce the cancellation due to the health situation even if it is a decision that we don't like to make".

It is part of the European SuperHalfs circuit

The Valencia Half Marathon is part of the European SuperHalfs circuit, whose runners will be able to start the challenge of completing the five races in three years from 2021, when this series of half marathons will start alongside Prague, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Cardiff.

The same happens with the National Running Circuit of the Canary Islands, together with the tests in Seville, Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Donosti.

Hopefully the next few months will provide us with a truer and safer scenario than we live in now, as we continue working from now to celebrate together our next edition in 2021. It will have been a difficult goal, but it will have been worth it.

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