More than 300 runners participated in the IV Sunset Race at La Manga Club

Last Saturday, the IV Sunset Race took place at La Manga Club. This popular race, which is 7km in distance, passed through the resort’s golf courses and circled around the various lakes of the courses. It was an unforgettable race, which was held during the sunset, for those runners who were looking for a different environment to do their preferred sport.​

La Manga Club, 7 August 2017 – Another popular evening to add to the other successful events organised by La Manga Club this summer. In this case, the IV Sunset Race at La Manga Club, the event took place last Saturday with participation levels reaching around three hundred  runners.

The seven kilometre race started during sunset (20:30hrs) and gave participants a tour of the surrounding areas, such as the various lakes of the North and South golf courses at La Manga Club. This was an idyllic landscape for those lovers of running who sought after a different background to what they would normally race in. runners.

The runners set off with the last few rays of sunshine that lit up the lusciously green golf courses of La Manga Club, creating a unique atmosphere. Without a doubt, it was an unforgettable environment for those lovers of nature and outdoor sports.

There were three age categories for the race: Seniors (18 – 39 years old), Veterans A (40 – 49 years old) and Veterans B (over 50s), in both male and female categories, with trophies for the outright winners of the race (male and female), as well as for first, second and third of each of the distinct categories. Additionally, this year, a new category was included, the locals, involving the workers of La Manga Club. All participates had a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the race.

José Carlos Caparrós García, Ciro Canseco Cuervo and Fulgencio Angosto Navarro, in the male category, and Vanesa López Jimenez, Shileen O´Kine and Mercedes Merino Garcia in the female category, were the outright winners of this fourth edition. All of them received a trophy that was made by Asido Cartagena, the association of comprehensive care for people with Down syndrome and their families. The trophy was of a palm made from polyurethane, then coated in real sand from the beaches of Mar Menor. Additionally, the two winners (male and female), received a night’s worth accommodation for two people in a touristic apartment in Las Lomas Village 4*.

If you wish to know the final result of the race, you can check it here with the final listing of the IV Sunset Race.