Athletes gear up for the annual half marathon early next month

  • Nearly three thousand are expected to run

Torremolinos is preparing for the town's popular half marathon, the 29th time it has been held.

The race, which last year attracted almost three thousand athletes from all over Europe, is one of the longest running half marathons in the province of Malaga.

Organised by the sports department of Torremolinos town hall, the race will take place on Sunday 4 February and those wishing to take part must register before Wednesday 31 January.

The event, which attracts both serious athletes and fun runners, will start from the municipal sports stadium at 10am.

The runners will follow a route through the town centre and on to La Carihuela and Montemar, before heading to the finishing line back at the sports stadium.

The presentation of winners' trophies will take place in the bullring, where food and refreshments will be available to all the participating runners.

As well as the trophies, there is a cash prize of up to 300 euros for the winners in each category.