The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through the Municipal Sports Institute, and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria have agreed on the final date for the celebration of the Gran Canaria Marathon, whose next edition will take place on the penultimate weekend of January 2021.
This agreement has been ratified this Friday after the meeting between the Councilor for Sports of the Consistory of the capital, Aridany Romero, and the insular officer of the same area, Francisco Castellano, in which the different circumstances that made it difficult for the test to be carried out were assessed. out in November.
In this meeting between both institutions it has been ratified that the LPA Night Run, one of the most consolidated tests of the island calendar, will maintain the date of November 14 announced last December, so the proximity to the date of the Gran Canaria Marathon November would cause different damages to both the runners and the city of The Gran Canarian palms.
However, in the analysis of the situation it has been taken into account that Gran Canaria will hold a long distance race in 2020: Marathon Gran Canaria ’20, an athletic event organized by LaLigaSports that will begin its journey in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and will be held in the month of May.
With this event that starts in Gran Canaria and that LaLigaSports It will take each year to different cities in Spain, the capital of Gran Canaria and the Island as a whole will have the opportunity to export abroad the qualities of the capital city to host races of this magnitude, taking advantage of the promotional and dissemination machinery available to the League Professional Football, in addition to guaranteeing the local and foreign marathoners a test of 42 kilometers in the present 2020.
Finally, with the return of the Gran Canaria Marathon to January, the request made by the organization of the Marathon of Tenerife, which is scheduled to be held in November 2020, is taken into account. The initial proximity on dates of both Canary marathons in the same month led to numerous conversations between members of the Insular Institute of Sports and the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where it was stated that the ideal is that local and foreign runners could choose to compete in both races. With the change of date of the Gran Canaria Marathon to January 2021 this possibility is perfectly guaranteed.