Gran Canaria Half Marathon

bib no pick up (???)

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31/10/2013 at 16:36

I have signed up to the above half marathon, however, I am querying if anyone knows where you pick up your bib number and chip.

I have searched the website  grancanariamaraton.com  without success, some pages are in Spanish and when translated if fails to provide this.

I have definitely entered as I have found my name on the entrants list.

 

Any help, greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

10/11/2013 at 22:36
We did it last year and are in again. Also struggled last year with the number collection. Its in one of the major hotels in las palmas but can't remember which one at the moment. Info is definitely on the site but very hard to find. You catch a bus from the resort to parq st telmo and its a short walk. Beware they barely speak English and number collection was hilarious. We got the address and booked a shopping trip the day before and got the guide to take us straight there. Goodie bag and freebies well worth the money though. Am on Facebook running discussion board if u want more info
11/11/2013 at 09:01

Thanks for the info Nutty.  I entered this at the weekend, and my flight to Las Palmas is on the Saturday morning.  I'll get my wife to check the facebook page - I'm not on FB

11/11/2013 at 21:54

Hi - was pecking my head a bit and you know I mentioned about the pick up was in a major hotel chain .  well last year it was at Ac Hotel Iberia Las Palmas Avenida Alcalde J Ramirez Bethencourt 8   · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 35003 Spain .  Just trying to find something that says its there again otherwise theres at least three of us getting lost. Theres some sort of kids races on the Saturday so loads of people around and just head for the loud speakers.  Theres a load of stalls in the grounds.  Best finding the tourist info one and getting them to direct you.  I didn't run it last year but I ended up having to stand about 200 yards up the road trying to get the English speakers into the right funnel for the marathon, half and 10km as they didn't understand a word the Spanish marshal was saying.  At number pick up my fella got a rucksack, towel, short sleeve tech t-shirt.  On finishing he got another long sleeve shirt, a really huge fancy medal and a lot of freebies in a bag too.  Its worth doing and fighting your way round the language barrier,

11/11/2013 at 22:49

Thanks for the help,  found map of course on website,  bib collection possibly at the town hall the Cabildo de Gran Canaria which is close to the start/finish point and not far from parq st telmo.  I have some del boy Spanish, hopefully that will help me converse with the locals

12/11/2013 at 08:19

Thanks for the help Nutty.

ANZAC - I speak a bit of Spanglish too so may just manage.

I know a few others heading over for the event, a couple of whom do the marathon every year so hopefully I'll get by.

25/11/2013 at 05:55
Reply from Marathon website, follows below, some pigeon English in it, but you'll get detail:

Dear participant ,
Soon the web becoming the rule in English.
The collection of numbers will be from Thursday 23 January to Saturday 25 January at ExpoMarathon .
ARTICLE 7
The time of collection of numbers will be:
??? Thursday January 23, 2014 from 12:00 - 21:00.
??? Friday 24th 10:00 to 21:00 .
??? Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 to 21:00 hours . In Plaza de Canarias , Zone
Exchanger - Parque de Santa Catalina.

For removal must be an official document ( ID card, passport ... ) , without this
dorsal document not delivered. Dorsal withdrawal allowed the other person
presenting a photocopy of D.N.I. or original participant and the original person who
removed. The possibility of collecting the possibility of collecting ridges on the dorsal race race day is not contemplated is not contemplated .



The numbers must be clearly visible in the chest during the entire race
15/12/2013 at 10:03

Hmm that's interesting, seems to be over three days you can collect the number this time and somewhere slightly different to last year.

I've just come back from Lanzarote and one thing  I did notice was that they seemed a lot better geared upto the foreign tourist who wanted to run the event rather than in Gran Canaria .

Anyway hope everybody manages to find  their number and enjoys the race.  I've just  had 7 days of lousy weather in the canaries so im hoping its gonna be much better end of Jan

 

12/01/2014 at 16:10

i had similar problems getting details for Lanzarotte but all worked out well it was a great event really recommend.  i am looking for the date for Grean canaria 2015 i try to plan at least 12 months ahead Good luck all those doing Gran Canaria Dennis the old codger

21/01/2014 at 10:55

That's forward planning Dennis!

I'm looking forward to this weekend now

21/01/2014 at 13:22

See you there Andy, I finally managed to get the website to accept my marathon entry.

21/01/2014 at 14:39

Pleased to hear you sorted it out Kate.

Good luck with the marathon and I hope you enjoy your time in the sun after

PS - I hear that wine will be available at the Expo!!

23/01/2014 at 17:15

I'm off tomorrow for the marathon.. couldn't find the bib info anywhere on the website, so this has been a great help..

Thought it was just me...!! 

23/01/2014 at 19:11

I picked mine up today, nice and easy except the square is blocked off in the centre whilst they set up for the carnival. When you get your chip they will tell you to check it over to one side of the queue, make sure you do as I saw a few errors. Don't just join the longest queue either, the marathon only had a couple of people waiting, versus scores in the 10K. setting off for two days hard cycling tomorrow morning so Sunday could be vey slow. Good luck all.

24/01/2014 at 17:16

Bib collection is 2.5 miles from the start....which they have made very hard to find....the online  map is next to useless....NO MAP when you check in either!!!   The start is down the coast near a little park and a poxy basketball court...no signs...just little flags e everywhere!!!    I am here and ready fro the Marathon Sunday...9 am start.....hope the weather improves and the wind dies down.....!!  

By the way the place is an absolute dump......!!

24/01/2014 at 18:31

gosh sounds depressing  i was thinking of doing it next year  i will have think again. good luck anyway by the way its been a really great day here in Suffolk

24/01/2014 at 18:59

got my pack today.  A bit more stuff to look at this year in the tent but im really hoping there is something a little more at the end besides the poor quality hi-vis shirt we all seemed to have got.  Last years goodies were miles better and even some of the Spanish have remarked about the poor quality goodie bag already on facebook

24/01/2014 at 22:11

hopefully the sun will appear Sunday.....just the 6,200 doing the Marathon, so a bit quieter than Valencia,which was far too busy.... !  Going for broke...sub 3.20 and all will be forgiven .... 

surely these people need to understand the basics of telling people where the Expo is,where the start is etc etc....it's almost laughable....!! spent all this afternoon looking for 'clues' as to where the start is...!!!   Blue loos etc.....

organisers get a grip.....

25/01/2014 at 16:13

yes agree.  I only managed this year because I struggled to find it last year.  Although I wasn't so keen on the Lanzarote half marathon course, I did the 10k in December and it was miles miles better organized.  Im hoping that there's a decent medal at the end  like last year .   

 

26/01/2014 at 06:18
Good luck to everyone running today
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