– The changes are centred around the second part of the course, where the incline of the ‘Puente del Real’ and the 6 90 degree turns between the 7th and 9th kilometres have been removed.
– This year the starting time of the race on the 13th of January has been brought forward to 9:00 a.m.
– For the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, the Valencian icon of electronic music Chimo Bayo will be present to start off the first race of the year.
Valencia 22-12-2018- the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, that this year, has been awarded the Bronze Label by the IAAF, will also have a new circuit for its eleventh race that has been made flatter and faster for the more than 13 000 runners that are expected on the 13th of January to “return to Valencia City of Running”
According to what Alex Aparicio, director of the race explained, this year “we have tried to improve what we can, seeing as the city already has an excellent topography”
Due to this, the changes have been mainly in the second half of the approved course, “where the incline of the Puente del Real has been removed and more importantly so have the 6 90 degree turns between kilometres 7 and 9 of the old course, thereby achieving kilometre-long stretches.”
“With the new course – he adds- the runners who are in shape on the 13th of January will have a good chance of running a new personal best no matter what their level and above all, will enjoy it.”
Alex Aparicio has also said that the members of the organisation “are very excited and hope that the participants of the race will like the changes. The members of the IAAF have congratulated us and have assured us that our course will live up to even the fastest runners’ expectations, so we’re expecting some truly spectacular running times.” He concluded.
The start time will be brought forward to 9:00.
The 10K Valencia Ibercaja will also have a new start time, half an hour earlier than previous years. On Sunday the 13th of January, the more than 13 000 participants will start the race from the Paseo de la Alameda, by the Puente de la Exposición (Calatrava), at 9:00 a.m. From this time forth 5 staggered times will be organised for the different groups, which will be 4 minutes apart.