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Gran Canaria Marathon 2021: the sporting event of the year

21 Oct 2021

Get to know one of the most peculiar marathons in Europe.

Gran Canaria is one of the islands that has one of the best climates in the world throughout the year. This fact makes it an idyllic destination for outdoor sports, as is well demonstrated by the celebration of the Gran Canaria Marathon this autumn.

After the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its cancellation in 2020, this event of great level and importance for the island of Gran Canaria has been recovered thanks to the improvement of the situation on the island.

Likewise, in order to save the race, it was decided to move it to the south of the island with the support of public and private institutions that have given a real boost to this important sporting event, elevating it among the great marathons in the world.

Therefore, today we bring you everything related to the biggest sporting event of the year in the Canary Islands, with dates, route and, above all and the most important thing, where you can stay to enjoy the best experience during your stay on the island.

Gran Canaria Marathon: the southern marathon in Europe

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Gran Canaria Maspalomas Marathon was born with the firm intention of becoming an experience both for participants and for all the public who want to come to witness the event.

In the same way, and thanks to its unbeatable characteristics in terms of its route and climate, Gran Canaria Marathon wants to establish itself within the international scene as one of the best events on the running calendar, being the icing on the cake for the end of the marathon season in Europe.

During the 42 km of the Gran Canaria Marathon, participants will be able to feel the sea breeze and that mild climate that characterizes the island so much throughout the autumn.

Unlike the rest of Europe where the cold has already begun, in the south of Gran Canaria, nobody has to worry about by sudden changes in temperature, as climate tends to be fairly regular throughout the year.

If you are a running lover and want to experience unique sensations, this is your marathon. You will have the opportunity to run in an authentic paradise that will make you fall in love and make you want to repeat year after year.

You will visit places such as the Maspalomas Dunes where the finish line is located, the Maspalomas International Golf Course and the Maspalomas Lighthouse where the starting line is situated.

In short, with the Gran Canaria Marathon an ecosystem awaits you where the sea, the blue sky and the sand conjure up to shape a circuit that will captivate you at every step in the tourist epicenter of the island.

The best accommodation for the Gran Canaria Marathon

The cornerstone that allows you to enjoy a unique experience during the celebration of the Gran Canaria Maspalomas Marathon is accommodation.

Having good accommodation, which offers all kinds of comforts to the runner and which is well located is crucial to provide rest before and after a race as demanding as a marathon.

For this, we have two high-level alternatives, which will surely adapt perfectly to what you are looking for for this type of test: proximity to points of interest, comfort and tranquility.

Suites & Villas by Dunas

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This wonderful complex has independent villas and suites with all kinds of amenities. Its most exotic characteristic is that they are immersed in an oasis with native vegetation, where every morning the sun filters through palm trees, giving warmth to its different pools.

This environment is aimed mainly at the enjoyment of families, groups of friends, couples or, as in this case, athletes. The example is that Suite & Villas by Dunas is the official accommodation of the Cyclotourist Gran Canaria Bike Week 2021, with the quality certification Cycling Friendly Gold.

The hotel is located next to the Special Natural Reserve of the Maspalomas Dunes, just 800 meters from the beach, where you can enjoy the tranquility and one of the best sunsets on the island prior to the day of the Gran Canaria Marathon.

Also, right in front of the complex, you can enjoy the Maspalomas International Golf Course, ideal for all those golf lovers who want to enjoy a few moments of relaxation before the race.

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas

maspalomas resort by dunas

A complex that will captivate you for its simplicity and comfort. Maspalomas Resort by Dunas can boast about its lush gardens flanked by huge palm trees that give guests even more privacy in each of its bungalows.

These spacious rooms have, in addition to all the comforts to enjoy a great family weekend, a fully equipped kitchen, ready for all those users who prefer to make their pre-race meals within the resort.

Maspalomas Resort by Dunas is also located in the Dunes Natural Reserve, next to the prestigious Maspalomas International Golf Course, which will delight lovers of this sport.

If you prefer to enjoy a moment of relaxation outside the complex, you have just Playa del Inglés and the wonderful Dunes of Maspalomas 800 meters away, an ideal environment to disconnect and concentrate for the race.

On November 21 you have an date with the best athletics in southern Europe, in the paradise that makes up the island of Gran Canaria.

In it, it is expected that some 3,000 runners from all over the world will gather, ready to give their best and enjoy a sports weekend with the runner's fair or the Breakfast Run.

If you finally decide to run the marathon and stay in the south of the island, you can do it at any of our hotels, since as a participant in the race, you can enjoy a special price that we will give you at reservas@hotelesdunas.com.

In short, we invite you to run the first edition of the Gran Canaria Marathon and, incidentally, enjoy one of the most beautiful tourist enclaves on the island of Gran Canaria.