Orihuela continues sporting week with two road races this Sunday

FOLLOWING on from the successful participation in the 71st Cycling Tour of the Valencian Community, Orihuela is also hosting two important road races.

The 12th Half Marathon “City of Orihuela” and the fifth 8K “Central Rural Caja Grand Prix” will take place tomorrow, Sunday 9 February.

The Councillor for Sports, Víctor Bernabéu, proudly claimed, “The competition brings together more than 2,000 athletics lovers with involvement from over 130 running clubs. How beautiful this marathon has is that it runs through the historic centre of our city?”

The Half Marathon is considered a benchmark test for the entire Valencian Community with more than 1,000 runners from the province, and 25% being local runners.

As well as refreshment points along the route, live music and DJ’s will entertain the crowds.

About 250 locals have volunteered to organise people and assist first aid and the like.

The main events starts at 8.30am at roundabout Gabriel Miró.

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