The 31st Valencia Marathon has changed its date from 20 February 2011 to 20 November 2011.
The schedule reset has been approved by all parties involved and turns the 31st Valencia Marathon into one of the top sporting challenges for the city in 2011. Moreover, this reset involves changing the 2011 half marathon date, which will be put off to 23 October so as to become the sports prelude to the marathon in November.
The new addition of a 10k race to the 31st Marathon will allow more entrants to participate in this prestigious sporting event in Valencia's calendar.
Known as the 'Musical Marathon', the city of Valencia sets out to encourage participation from all sectors of Valencian society and their involvement in the greatest event of Valencia's sporting calendar. There were 13 bands and 93 different musical artists involved in the 2010 Valencia Marathon, spread around the city, all adding to the festival atmosphere promoted by the organisers.
2010 saw approximately 4,000 entrants to the Marathon, a far cry from the first marathon 3 decades ago which saw a few runners dodging the traffic whilst trying to complete the race.