- The organization of the sporting event has been forced to move the date scheduled in April to next October 2 after the serious health situation caused by the third wave of Covid-19 infections
The organization of the Santa Eulària Ibiza Marathon has announced the postponement of the IV edition of the most important and numerous sports event on the island of Ibiza to next October 2, 2021, as long as there is a health context with safety guarantees for runners, family members and Ibizan society. Despite the will and effort of the organization during all these months to be able to offer the #RunAndFeel experience to all lovers of foot races in the month of April, the serious situation has forced the health authorities to restrict mobility internal and external of the island for an indefinite time. For this reason, it is impossible to carry out the event, which has about 3,000 participants of numerous European and international nationalities and which generated an economic impact for the island of 4.2 million euros in the last edition.
The organization regrets the inconvenience that this decision causes to those registered who have already been informed, via e-mail, with the options for managing their registration. From El Santa Eulària Ibiza Marathon they have valued the enormous effort and work carried out since the pandemic began in coordination with the political and health authorities to make the event possible through the constant adaptation of the changing regulations derived from the health protocols that are have been establishing as a result of the serious health effects caused by Covid-19.
The sporting event consisting of four distances, Marathon, Relay 21k + 21k, 12k and the new 20k, was initially scheduled for April 4, 2020, a date that had to be postponed first to October 3 and later to October 10. April 2021. Finally, the organization has marked October 2 in the calendar to carry out the test as long as the health context allows the safe celebration of the sporting event.
From the Ibiza Marathon they appreciate the understanding of those registered these months, as well as the support of the institutions, sponsors and collaborators. In this sense, being aware of the importance of tourism for Ibizan society, different campaigns have been carried out in recent months with the aim of supporting and helping the island of Ibiza in the reactivation of sports tourism when there is a safe health context. In this sense, they point out that “immunization through vaccination of society is a stimulus to continue working, envisioning a positive scenario in which to offer experiences to visitors.”