Half marathon through the dunes of Corralejo - Fuerteventura

01.10.2009 - Kategorie: Activities and sights

Finally Fuerteventura has its own half marathon. On 24 October 2009 the first international half marathon will take place on Fuerteventura.

The venue is very attractive since it forms the extreme contrast to most road races in Germany. According to the website www.extremsport.es, a large part of the race takes place directly in the dunes of Corralejo. Thus it is almost a desert race (apart from the temperatures) and might be very interesting for ambitious runners.

Dünen bei Corralejo auf Fuerteventura

From our point of view the race is only suitable for very well-trained athletes due to the sand dunes. If you have already walked through the sand for a longer time, you will probably be able to relate to that. On the website you can read that the sand is partly hard and partly soft. 

In the evening of the race there will also be a runners' party in the disco Waikiki in Corralejo.

Our conclusion: If the event is well organised, this race could establish itself in the following years. 

You will find further detailed information about Corralejo and the beaches around Corralejo on our website.