07 October 2021, 3pm
Zafiro Palma Marathon
Sun 10 October 2021
5,000 athletes can’t wait to start of the 10, 21 and 42 races on Sunday (8AM) at the comeback of a big running event to the Balearic Islands. It will be a limited participation due to Coronavirus protocol to ensure a safe event for runners, spectators and volunteers, but it’s also a dream come true for the local athletes and also for those international marathoners that were expecting to run in the city centre of Palma, chasing the sun, the good weather and family focus event in a perfect spot to achieve their goals.
This awaited edition will have a separated start for 10k runners (Antoni Maura Avenue) at 8h45 and marathon and half marathon will be earlier than ever (8AM and 8h15) to avoid the heat and humidity.
Zafiro Palma Marathon is focused on environmental protection, taking action and getting involved on reduce and sort waste, to organize a sustainable event. The event official T-Shirt (42k Running) has incorporated a new fabric into its production and technical garments called
Infini_Tech, made with polyester yarn that comes entirely from recycling plastic bottles. Each t-shirt made with the Infini_Tech fabric has been made with recycled material from 20,500ml plastic bottles. Even the participants’ bag and finisher medal ribbon are made from recycled material, and the after race bag at the Energy Station is also made with potato cellulose. The organization also reduced the use of paper and energy in all the process and settings.
Miquel Capo, 5 times winner of the race, will receive a special tribute at the start of the race. He has been awarded as “Dorsal de Oro” for his contribution to this event in the past years, and also for being a reference for the local age groupers. His commitment is well known in Mallorca and has also been a top athlete in Triathlon, Trail and other endurance sports.
The main favourite for the victory is Kasper Laumann, Zafiro Hotels ambassador and winner of the 2018 edition. This Danish athlete was also first runner up in the last edition and knows perfectly the course.
The redesigned race course six years ago will take athletes through the most beautiful monuments of the city centre, in a challenging two laps course for the full marathon. Participants have the choice to run a full marathon, half marathon, or a 10km. One of the most picturesque marathon routes, the course will take contestants through the unique scenery of Palma; run the length of the Promenade with views of the turquoise blue Mediterranean sea, sprint round the sandstone cathedral and weave round the historic old town.