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Nov 2021
8:32am, 12 Nov 2021
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DeeGee
The organization of the Font Vella Lanzarote International Marathon regrets to announce the CANCELLATION of the 30th edition of the marathon that was scheduled to be held on December 5 2021.

We can still describe the last year as a strange year and the current difficulties for both of the main collaborators of this event (Sands Beach Resort), and of the municipalities where the tour takes place, led us to this very difficult decision which has been heartbreaking for all concerned. The organising company, after many meetings with the municipalities affected by the route, cannot guarantee its security due to the lack of human resources in the different security forces involved. The modification of the route to comply with the self-protection plan would not conform to what has usually been offered, and would never be attractive to the participant.

We understand and completely empathise with the disappointment and the inconvenience that our decision may cause. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption that it may cause you. Over the coming week, all participants will receive a refund of the registration fee in full.

We have made so much effort over the past months with hope and hard work with the sole aim of holding this event so we could enjoy as we always have our run by the sea. Each week we had new ideas and breakthroughs and then the next were gone. We were never in a position to update you for definite. Sadly now we are.

We offer our sincere thanks to participants, collaborators, sponsors and institutions for their support and patience for all their work right up until this sad moment to make this event happen.

We hope to be back in 2022. We will work hard to make it happen in 2022.

Juan Carlos Albuixech López
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Nov 2021
9:31am, 12 Nov 2021
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DeeGee
Go on then, shall I take up my Chicago entry for 2022? I'm in two minds, but I figure that it might be a less crowded affair next year than 2023?
Nov 2021
1:17pm, 12 Nov 2021
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at the end of the day
sorry to hear this one has been cancelled late in the game, done the Marathon twice over there and its a great experience. weather was superb on both occasions
Nov 2021
1:41pm, 12 Nov 2021
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DeeGee
I was really looking forward to it, and had even trained a bit. Wheels have come completely off my season now. I find it hard motivating myself if I don't have a marathon to aim for...
Nov 2021
2:26pm, 12 Nov 2021
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minardi
So go on then, DeeGee - get training for Chicago! (when is it?)
Nov 2021
2:54pm, 12 Nov 2021
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DeeGee
2nd Sunday of October.

Plenty of time.

Just wondering whether there's still too much risk.

Of course, I can defer again, but this time if I do I have to pay to get into 2023.
Nov 2021
3:46pm, 12 Nov 2021
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minardi
When do you have to decide?

there is a lovely little marathon in April which wouldn't involve so many miles to get there i.e. Boston :-)
Nov 2021
11:13am, 13 Nov 2021
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Lorraine
DeeGee it’s October 9th

See you there
Nov 2021
1:47pm, 17 Nov 2021
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DeeGee
DeeGee it’s October 9th See you there

Oh, go on then! I've submitted my application.

As I said to the wife last night, if I put it off another year I'm just going to be even older and even less fit.

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Thread for everyone who wants to run a road marathon outside the UK. Everyone welcome, first timers to old hands :-)

List of holiday suggestions here ;-) Feel free to add races and comments
http://www.fetcheveryone.com/article-view.php?id=438

And a couple of websites with useful info:
Marathon guide is brilliant for US maras but has the most comprehensive European list I've ever seen marathonguide.com
This is the AIMS site distancerunning.co.uk

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