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Race previews Zurich Rock ’n’ Roll Running Series Madrid

08 October 2019, 7am

Rock ’n’ roll running festival showcases city of Madrid

Spain’s biggest running party

EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2
Sun 15 November 2020

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Madrid will celebrate 43 years of running and rocking on 26 April 2020 – 39,000 runners from all over the world are expected at Spain’s most beautiful race.

The event offers a Marathon, a Half Marathon and a 10km – so that everyone can enjoy the biggest running party in the country. You will also experience a unique festive atmosphere where thousands of spectators take to the streets to encourage the participants and be part of this great celebration.

In addition to having a beautiful and touristic course through the heart of Madrid the EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ is an authentic running festival. It has more than 30 entertainment stages and music stations located along the course: you will rock like never before.

The event is organised by AD. MAPOMA, leading organisers of sports events in Spain and part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series with more than 30 marathon and half marathon events worldwide.

The EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ is a great incentive for tourism and a perfect showcase for the city of Madrid. More than 10,000 foreign runners come from 110 countries to participate in the event.

The 2019 edition was the toughest in memory because a Spanish general election was declared for the race weekend. But it turned out to be the most successful edition in the race’s history. The “shorts and “singlet” community enthusiastically supported a race that has become rooted in the DNA of Spanish recreational sport.

Overall 5000 runners have already registered for the 2020 EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½, which is 110% up on a year ago. Race demographics show continued growth in women’s participation with the current gender ratio being 71% men to 29% women. There are already 720 foreign runners registered, representing 47 different countries. Still with eight months to go everything seems to point towards the word “record” being prominently used in describing the EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½.

Get ready for the event of the year – Madrid will again stage one of the biggest running parties in Europe where tens of thousands of people will be part of a unique event, where passion, effort and personal victories will permeate the city.

Let the Rock ‘n’ Roll, the spirit and the runners’ strides sound out loud. The road to fulfilment of our dreams has just begun. It will be legendary!


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