The Zafiro Palma Marathon 2019 was another great success! More than 9,000 runners took part this year in one of the three alternative distances while also having the chance to enjoy a great weekend full of sport and fun.
The city of Palma once again turned out in force for the event, with a large crowd cheering on the athletes, perfect organisation and a fantastic setting for runners, their partners, their families and the general public.
If you would like more news about the race or if you want to make sure you don’t miss the Zafiro Palma Marathon next year, read our new blog post.
- How did the Palma Marathon Zafiro 2019 go?
- The Zafiro Team took part once again this year
- Registration now open for Zafiro Palma Marathon 2020
How did the Palma Marathon Zafiro 2019 go?
It was mid-October and the weather was still as great as usual in Palma de Mallorca. This year it was a challenging and exciting race for all the runners at the different distances: 42, 21 and 10km. A warm day and a spectacular route which took in the Palma seafront and several streets in the historic city centre made the event a memorable day for all.
The number of women runners once again broke records for races in Spain, with 44% of all the runners being women.
The full marathon was won by the German runners Nikki Johnstone (2h28:50) and Silvia Felt (3h04:41). Both of them were delighted with the event when they were interviewed after finishing. Johnstone explained that “Running through the centre of Palma is spectacular. It’s been an unforgettable day and I’ve enjoyed it more than ever before. I felt really at home" Silvia Felt remarked that “I’m very proud to have won this fantastic marathon. Running through the city centre with the crowd cheering you on and seeing so many people at the finishing line was such a great feeling".
In the half marathon there was an Italian double with the races won by Elisa Melilli (1h27:05) and Salvatore Gambino (1h11:30). The 10km races were won by the Spanish entrants Cristina Polanco (37:04) and Jorge Fresnedillo (32:37).
The Zafiro Team involved once again this year
A first-class event in which the team from Zafiro Hotels, the main sponsors of the event, also took part in the races. Our friendly mascot Yzzy the koala was also there, cheering on the little ones in the Kids’ Run. Our chefs were also on site, preparing delicious snacks in our VIP tent, while our CEO, Antònia Plomer, attended both the start of one of the races and the awards ceremony. Zafiro Hotels loves sport!
The Zafiro entertainment team also received a lot of applause from the crowd for all the effort they put in to cheering on runners all the way along the course.
Registration now open for Zafiro Palma Marathon 2020
Now that the Zafiro Palma Marathon 2019 race is over, we have already started work on the 2020 race. We are very proud to continue sponsoring an event that exceeds all expectations every year and is becoming a benchmark for runners all over the world.
This link provides access to our best offers for the Zafiro Palma Marathon 2020 so you can come and join us for the next edition on October 11.
If you are among the first 100 people to book your stay with us, you also get free registration.
Don’t miss the biggest running event in Mallorca!