During the presentation event of the Maratón Gran Canaria ’20 LaLigaSports celebrated the past December 11th in the Gran Canaria Arena, the project manager, Josep Guardiola, announced two new running modalities that will be added to the individual marathon, the relay team marathon and the half-marathon: the Young Race, that will take place on Friday 22nd of May; and the Abuel@ton, that will be run the following day, on Saturday 23rd of May. The course of both races will be located in the Paseo de las Canteras.
The Young Race
The race is addressed to all the education community formed by the high schools of Canarias. Each school will have the option of nominating a team of ten boys and another of ten girls that will take part in the competition on May 22. The race will start at 10:30 am and will have a 3.000 meters course along the Paseo de las Canteras. We will count with UD Las Palmas support and one player of their first team will be the sponsor of the Young Race, with the goal of promoting sport and a healthy lifestyle among young people.
Practising sport and physical activity are a vital and transversal tool for all the age groups in our society. Therefore, we do not want to rule out our elders from the Maratón Gran Canaria ’20 LaLigaSports and we will not. They will take centre stage in the Abuel@ton, on Saturday 23rd of May and with the same course as the Young Race. 3.000 meters along the Paseo de Las Canteras with the start and the finish line near the Plaza de la Música. The elders will have the options of completing the walk individually or partnering with their grandchildren. An outstanding Canary sportsman will be the Abuel@ton sponsor.