La organización del Entel Maratón de Santiago dio inicio a la fiesta deportiva más grande de Chile
April 1, 2016.- After the opening of the Expo Running last Thursday, March 31, the organization of the Entel Maratón de Santiago did a press conference with the attendance of the Corporación Maratón de Santiago chairman, Fernando Jamarne, the president of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), Paco Borao, the Regional Secretary of Transport of the Metropolitan Region, Matías Salazar, the general director of the eMDS, Francisco Riquelme, and the Carabineros Colonel José Luis Sepúlveda.
Fernando Jamarne said that “this national party has been getting better and better every year, and we are proud to tell that, in this edition, almost half of the 28,000 entries will run marathon and half marathon. We are going to have a great event, with a number of runners that equals that of a weekend football celebration, so we invite everybody to get to the streets to cheer the runners that will fill Santiago this Sunday”.
Afterwards he delivered the check with a donation gathered by all those who entered the race and did their voluntary support to UNICEF, with a total amount of CLP 10,265,295, which was given to Soledad Cortés, Officer of Social Policy of the institution.
On the other hand, Paco Borao said that he was “very happy of being here, as I try to support all those marathons entered in the calendar. In Latin America there are two great marathons, one in Mexico City and the other one is in Santiago, so I only have to congratulate you for this great event”.
In the context of the press conference, general data for this new version was released, including starting times, route, traffic restrictions and news for this Sunday, April 3, in which 28,000 people will run through the streets of Santiago.
- 42k: 08:00.
- 21k – 10k: 08:30.
The route of each category may be checked in detail in http://www.maratondesantiago.com/informacion-general/recorridos/.
In coordination with Carabineros and the Intendency of Santiago, a series of restrictions to traffic in streets will be issued to support the best operation of the event and the circulation of vehicles through the areas that the circuit uses, starting on Saturday, April 2 at 22:00 and finishing on Sunday, April 3, at 17:00.
Transitory traffic restrictions will be issued on streets where the runners go by, which shall last as long as they pass through them.