Everything prepared for the Half Marathon and the 8 km Sant Ferran – La Savina

08/10/2021 // Unisport Consulting

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Almost 3,000 athletes will meet tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, in Formentera to participate in the XII Half Marathon Illa de Formentera and the IX 8km Sant Ferran – La Savina, in the largest sporting event of those held on the island. Throughout the day today, many participants have removed their number from the tent set up at the finish line and will be able to continue doing so tomorrow morning as well.

The start of both tests will be at 4:30 p.m. The Half Marathon will start from the La Mola lighthouse and the finish line will be located in Port de La Savina. The 1,750 participants will thus cross the island to travel the 21,097 kilometers of distance. The 8-kilometer test will start at the same time, starting in Sant Ferran and ending in Port de la Savina. In this distance, a total of 1,150 athletes have registered.

The test, which will be held again after its suspension due to the pandemic in 2020, has the institutional sponsorship of the Consell de Formentera and the Agència d’Estratègia Turística de les Illes Balears (AETIB) and has as main commercial sponsors Oysho, Trasmapi and Caixabank.

In 2019, the victory in the Mitja Marató went to Raúl Fernández Hernández, with a time of 1h12’47 ”, while in women Ana Casares Polo won, with a time of 1h26’56”. In the 8Km, Ángel Cobacho Navarro (30’28 ”) and Suzanne Brummel (34’44”) won.

Intermittent roadblocking

As a consequence of the holding of both tests and in order to safeguard the safety of the participants, who will face an urban and interurban route, on Saturday, October 9, the following roads and routes will be closed to vehicle traffic:
• Highway PM 820 (Av. De la Mola), from the Restaurant Can Blaiet to the lighthouse of La Mola (from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
• PM 820 road from Sant Ferran to Pilar de la Mola (from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
• Carretera PM 820-2, Sant Ferran – La Savina, by Es Pujols (from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

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