Every year for almost two decades a Marathon has been held in Palma de Mallorca, currently known as the Palma de Mallorca Marathon (PMM), organised by the Government of the Balearic Islands. Until a few years ago, the marathon was called TUI Marathon.
One of the reasons for doing this sport is the ease of doing it at the time of your choice, the low cost of clothing and the fact that you can choose the place where you feel most comfortable.
For this reason, Mallorca has for many years been the venue, like other Spanish, European and World capitals, for this type of event with participants residing on the islands as well as participants from all over the world.
Choosing a tourist destination for a marathon is not only an individual choice in many cases, but also a family choice, as they take advantage of these days to visit a different country or region and the runner's companions enjoy all the leisure activities in the area.
Every year thousands of people come to Mallorca in the month of October, helping to deseasonalise the destination in the low season and taking advantage of the high temperatures that the island offers, which many European countries do not have at this time of year.
This Marathon covers the old quarter of the city of Palma and the seafront promenade, with fantastic views of the cathedral. There will be several entertainment points along the route, such as the Teatro Principal, the Plaza de las Tortugas and the Plaza Mayor, among others.
Registration, now closed, has been open since the last months of the year 2021, and registration prices have varied as the date of the marathon approaches and depending on whether the participant is a resident of the islands or not. The race is open to anyone of legal age.
The race offers three maps for participants: the full marathon, half marathon and a 10 km route. The Full Marathon starts at the start, in Avenida Gabriel Roca, and goes past the Dique del Oeste, back to Portixol and then into Palma. The Half Marathon follows the same route, but the inland area of the city is simpler and shorter. Finally, the 10 KM route starts at the start, goes as far as the Dique del Oeste and returns the way it came, finishing near the starting point.
The Marathon starts at 8am on Sunday 9 October 2022 at Avenida Gabriel Roca and finishes at the same point. However, participants who have registered for the Half Marathon will start at 8:15am and those who have registered for the 10 KM will start at 8:45am. The race will close at 14:00h, at 11:30h the awards ceremony for the 10 km and the Half Marathon will take place and at 12:00h the Marathon awards will be presented. At 7:00 pm, the after-event party will be held at the Megapark, located in Playa de Palma. In this way, all the participants can enjoy all the activities that this spectacular area has to offer, such as Palma Aquarium, jet skiing, catamaran rides, etc.