The seventh edition of the Binter NightRun Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which opened the registration deadline yesterday, increases the amount of its prizes to 15,000 euros and advances its celebration to November 16. With the incorporation of the new sponsor, Binter Canarias, the night racing circuit flies beyond the borders of the Archipelago – also held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This year it lands in Palma de Mallorca with tests of 10 and 5 kilometers. The program of the event that takes place in the capital of Gran Canaria contemplates two distances, 21 and 10 kilometers.
With the sponsorship of the airline, the NightRun Series circuit will distribute 30,000 euros in cash prizes between its three destinations: 15,000 euros at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria event and another 15,000 euros to be shared between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Palma.
"It has gone from 600 euros for the winner of the half marathon to 2,500", explained Aarón Sánchez, director of the race, in reference to the Gran Canaria test. With this economic injection, the 21 kilometer test "will be at the top among those held in Spain at the level of prizes." In addition, he revealed that the organization is working to set up a route "a little faster" than last year.
He also said that the likes of Carles Castillejos, Aroa Merino, Jose Carlos Hernandez, Ruben Palomeque, Laura van den Beucken, Saul Castro and Francisco Cabrera Galindo, among others, will be in the long race of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The mayor of the capital, Augusto Hidalgo, celebrated that this Binter NightRun Series reaches other points of the Spanish geography. "I am proud that an event that is born here has this spectacular growth," he said.
"This test attracts professionals from outside thanks to an impressive circuit in the city," and that the last edition brought together "more than 4,200 runners of 41 different nationalities." Also, on the eve of March 8, Day of the working womanHidalgo wanted to highlight the participation of "40% of women".
For his part, Ángel Víctor Torres, counselor of sports of the Cabildo, affirmed that "this event, which is part of the program Gran Canaria European Sports Island, will convene thousands of runners on November 16. "He was pleased that the Binter NightRun Series was extended to the Spanish area, and that the capital of Gran Canaria put the finishing touches to a" very successful running urban".
They were also present at the official presentation of the event, held yesterday at the Parque Romano, Ángel López, advisor to the Ministry of Tourism, Aridany Romero, Councilor for Sports of the City Council, and Olga Castrillón, responsible for Communication and Institutional Relations of Binter, between others. There was no shortage either Nairu, the friendly mascot of the night race.