Local and national athletes are preparing for the thirtieth edition of the Media Maratón de Torremolinos, the town's popular half marathon that will take place on Sunday 3 February. Athletes from all over Spain will participate in one of the longest-running half marathons in the province of Malaga.
The 21.097 km race, which is limited to 2000 runners, is organised by the sports department of Torremolinos town hall.
The event, which attracts both serious athletes and fun runners attired in an array of dazzling costumes, will start from the municipal sports stadium at 9.30am. The runners will follow a route through the town and on to Los Álamos, Playamar and La Carihuela, before heading to the finish line back at the sports stadium.
A presentation party will take place after the race, and as well as trophies, there is a cash initiative of up to 300 euros for the winners of each category.
Those wishing to participate must register online - www.pruebaspopulares.pmdt.es/mediamaraton/ - or at the town hall before Thursday 31 January.
Registration costs 15 euros.