New November date fixed for postponed Malaga Half Marathon

The postponement affects 7,500 people.
The postponement affects 7,500 people. / Salvador Salas
  • A record number of people had signed up to take part this Sunday and questions remain over registration for the new date

Málaga Sport, organisers of the Malaga Half Marathon, has announced a new date for the thirtieth edition of the event - Sunday 8 November.

In the statement released announcing the new date, the organisers added: "Now is the time to be careful and follow the recommendations of the health authorities. When this storm calms, and it will, we will return to the streets with our shoes, and run!"

It remains to be seen how organisers will handle the registration of the around 7,500 people who had signed up to take part this Sunday, given that some people won't be able to or won't want to participate on the new date.

Sunday's race was due to welcome a record number of participants, with places filled a month and half in advance.

The new date will be much closer to the Zurich Malaga Marathon on 13 December (although it was initially announced for 20 December).