- The race will be held on Sunday, October 30, with four rounds: 42K, 21K, 10K and 5K.
- Registration is free and is done through the official website maraton42k.cordoba.gob.ar
With 11,773 registered from all over the country, the Municipality of Córdoba is preparing a new edition of the historic marathon “I ran through Córdoba”. The race will take place on Sunday, October 30, starting at 7:30am and will start and finish at the Kempes Sports Center in front of the Faculty of Physical Education, where the Expo Marathon will be organised.
The first edition, held in 2021, brought together more than 15,000 participants, and this year an even larger number is expected.
The circuits exhibited by the organization include the Kempes Stadium area and Kempes Park, Costanera Norte and Sur, as well as sectors of the Nueva Córdoba, Centro and Urca neighborhoods, thus passing through numerous public spaces restored by the Metropolitan Municipality.
It will have 42K, 21K and 10K race categories as well as a 5K participation test. Winners will receive cash prizes and a participation medal, a product of the circular economy.
Registration for participants is free, with a limited number of places, through maraton42k.cordoba.gob.ar, until October 27 inclusive.
On the website of the marathon it is possible to see the conditions of participation. At the end of the registration process, athletes receive an email with the attached documents, which must be presented, without exception, during kit collection on October 28 and 29.
These are an affidavit of health and a certificate of physical fitness for street racing, signed by a registered medical professional, original and copy.
The competitions will be held according to the current regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Association of Marathons (AIMS). The 42K and 21K circuits were measured and certified according to IAAF / AIMS rules.
Miguel Siciliano, Government Secretary and General Manager of the Cabinet, stated: “The marathon is another example of all the work we are doing from the management to continue positioning the capital in the country and the region, installing the Córdoba Ciudad brand“.
“In the first edition, nearly 10,000 participants were runners who came to the city from the interior of the province, from the rest of Argentina and from abroad. Which means they spent at least one night in the capital, used our hotels, restaurants, taxis and accommodation, bought in our businesses, in short, left what the tourism industry leaves in the cities: more employment.“, he added.
Inclusion of non-binary category X
In addition, within the intensive gender, diversity and inclusion policy implemented by the municipality, and in accordance with the current legal framework in the country, the City Marathon will offer athletes the three gender options for the first time, in all its schemes and categories ( conventional and adapted).
In this way, the Municipality of Córdoba adapts the regulations in accordance with the validity of Law 26,743 and National Decree 476/2021 and includes the option of registration “x” (non-binary) for people who do not identify as female or male. and have made the specified change to the national identity document.
The rewards of the marathon
As in the previous edition, there will be cash prizes for the winners, cups and a participation medal for those who completed the routes, a product of the circular economy, made entirely of plastic caps that reached the Green Centers. With this initiative, the municipality of Córdoba seeks to highlight the importance of the circular economy through the reuse of materials and products, giving them new applications and avoiding the generation of waste.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 places in each scheme and categories, conventional and disabled athletes who finish on the podium, for both women, men and non-binary x.
In the 42K categories of conventional athletes (ladies, men and non-binary x) will receive the amount of 225 thousand, 150 thousand and 90 thousand pesos, respectively, the first seconds and the third. The same amounts will be delivered in each of the four categories for athletes with disabilities (female, male and x), as well as wheelchair, blind, assisted athletics and other disabilities.
For the 21K, the first places in both the conventional category and the athletes with disabilities will receive 112,500 pesos, the second – 75,000 and the third – 40,000.
Similarly, the athletes who qualify in the 10K races, the amount will be 37,500 pesos for the first places, 30,000 for the second places and 22,500 for the third places.