Mid-winter half marathon along the Mediterranean coast in the Spanish province of Alicante of the Valencian Community

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In brief

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Date:
24 January 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 5.000,
half marathon 2020 — 4.303
Course Record: 0:59:09 (half marathon) Alexander Mutiso, Kenia, 2020
Entry fee:
17—32 € half marathon

The Santa Pola Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Santa Pola, province of Alicante, Spain. The official name of the event is Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola. About 5.000 athletes take part in half marathon race (4.303 runners completed half marathon in 2020).

The Santa Pola Half Marathon 2017 was one of the IAAF Bronze Label Road Races.

In 2020 course record of the Santa Pola Half Marathon was broken by Kenyan Alexander Mutiso who achieved 0:59:09.

More about Santa Pola and its attractions you may find here.

Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 10:30 24 January 2021 (Sunday) from Avenida Pérez Ojeda in Santa Pola.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the race date.

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Course

The course of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 tracks through the streets of Santa Pola, near the artificial salt mountains from salt evaporation ponds, along the Mediterranean coast and beaches.

The route of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 is traffic free for the time of race.

Course of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020

Course of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020

Altitude profile of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020 course

Altitude profile of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020 course

Course map animation, Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2020

Start and finish for the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 is on Avenida Pérez Ojeda in Santa Pola.

You may find the official course map of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 here.

The Santa Pola Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races. The starting block is color indicated on the bib number.

If you improved your timing performance after submitting the application you may request for changing of the starting block till 31 December 2020. You may start from the slower block.

Starting blocks, Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021

Starting blocks, Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021

Time limit for completing the half marathon is 2 hours 30 minutes. Finish closes at 13:15.

The pace makers of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by balloons marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for half marathon are 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 5km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, water for sponges. Toilets are at the start and finish line.

The route of the Santa Pola Half Marathon 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and approved by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (Real Federación Española de Atletismo, RFEA).

Registration

You may sign up for the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 20 January 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 22 and 23 January 2021 (Friday and Saturday) at the Expo of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 — Feria del Corredor in Castillo Fortaleza de Santa Pola (Calle Sacramento, 11, Santa Pola, Alicante).

The entry fee for the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
1—2 000 — 17 €,
2 001—4 000 — 20 €,
4 001—6 000 — 23 €,
6 001—7 000 — 25 €,
waiting list — 30 €,
22—23 January 2021 at the Expo — 32 €.

Entry fee does not include possible bank service fee.

The cost of the one day license of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (Real Federación Española de Atletismo) — €3 is added to the entry fee unless you own the license or the card Corredor Plus.

You can transfer your registration online to another person for free till 31 December 2020 and for a fee of €10 till 17 January 2021. More info is here.

You may cancel your registration in case of illness or injury and get refund of the entry fee, if you present a medical certificate before 31 December 2020. More info is here.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Race T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities
  • Shower after finish
  • Recovery massage on first-come first-served basis
  • On-line race results
  • Accident insurance for the time of the race
  • Medical aid if necessary

At extra charge you may order cancellation insurance (€3).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021 — Feria del Corredor in Castillo Fortaleza de Santa Pola (Calle Sacramento, 11, Santa Pola, Alicante).
Pick-up desks schedule:
22 January 2021 (Friday) from 17:00 till 20:30,
23 January 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 20:00,
24 January 2021 (Sunday) on the race day from 8:00 till 9:30.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo or its copy (paper or digital).

You may authorize online another person to collect your Race Pack.

No health certificate is required to enter the Santa Pola Half Marathon (Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola) 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (half marathon)
1. Alexander Mutiso Munyao 00:59:09
2. Geofrey Kusuro 00:59:56
3. Vestus Chemjor Cheboi 01:02:02

Women (half marathon)
1. Vibian Chepkirui 01:09:28
2. Nancy Jepkosgei Kiprop 01:09:32
3. Ayel Likina Amebaw 01:11:56

* Source: mitjasantapola.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Club Atletismo Santa Pola
Av. Albacete, 10
03130 Santa Pola, Alicante
Spain
tel. +34 966 69 00 99

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 January 2020
Rain until night, starting again in the afternoon. Rain 11.1 mm (0.43 in).
Temperature: 9°C – 15°C (49°F – 59°F)
Wind: 18 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 22 January 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 14°C (43°F – 59°F)
Wind: 25 km/h (18 mph)
Date: 22 January 2017
Light rain starting in the morning.
Temperature: 9°C – 13°C (49°F – 56°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)

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Flights to Alicante

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 22 January 2021 — 25 January 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Santa Pola from the Alicante airport (ACL) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Santa Pola

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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