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On 24 April, the capital will be celebrating a day of sport and fun in its main streets. The Zurich Rock 'n' Roll Running Series, the internationally prestigious race, returns to Madrid!
Around 40,000 participants will come together on the last Sunday in April to compete in this day of sporting celebration. The most charitable athletics will be the backbone of the day, which divides the sporting challenge into three races. The biggest running festival in the country is designed for everyone.
The different modalities are the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K distances. Thus, the difficulty and effort are adapted to the demands of each runner, who can focus on an athletic challenge or, perhaps, on enjoying a sporting route through the heart of the capital. More than 30 cheering stations will be set up along the route to cheer on the runners and all those who come to the perimeter to cheer them on.
This day has been awarded the Gold Label by the International Athletics Federation, a seal of approval that puts it in the international spotlight. Its route is also emblematic. With the starting line at the Paseo de la Castellana, at the height of Gregorio Marañón, its route allows to contemplate iconic points of Madrid such as the Prado Museum, the Santiago Bernabéu or Madrid Río. The finish line: the Paseo de Recoletos, a return to the Castellana from another point.
Of the participants, around 10,000 are usually foreign athletes, who visit the city from more than 100 countries around the world. Therefore, in addition to being a sporting and festive day, it is a multicultural event, with different cultures coming together to participate in the different races with the same shared goal.
Check out all the information, sign up and get ready to compete or, if you prefer, come along to cheer on and enjoy a festive day in the streets.
More information: Zurich Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Madrid 2022
Image credits: Rock 'n' Roll Run © Mikael Damkier. Shutterstock