2 April, 2012
On Sunday, May 6 is the date chosen for the celebration of the Sagrada Familia Mile, which this year reaches its twenty-eighth edition. The legendary race that takes place around the Sagrada Familia temple is an essential meeting for all those who enjoy medium-level athletics in Catalonia and brings together a good representation of the best midfielder both nationally and internationally.
The Claror Foundation is the organizing entity of this urban race of 1.609 meters, which has been consolidated as one of the most representative tests of the city, both in terms of popular and professional participation.
The registration and allocation of numbers is modified
The system of registration of the Mile has been modified in the junior, absolute and veteran categories, since 5 euros will have to be paid. The payment system can be made comfortably online. In the rest of the categories the inscription will continue being free.
The registration period is from 10 Tuesdays from April to Thursday 3 of May at 20 hours or until the numbers that the organization of the race has set as the limit for each of the categories are exhausted. In this sense, this is another new year of this year that each category has fixed a certain number of numbers that will be with built-in chip. The number will be delivered to the CEM Claror from 48 hours after signing up, except for those who sign up for 2 and 3 in May, who will have to collect the number on the same day of the race in the tent of the organization.
Throughout the morning, there will be a total of fifteen races, which will start as every year from 9.30 hours, with the start of the first series of the veterans category. From there, the rest of the races of the category of veterans, cadets, children, junior, benjamins and the series of absolute category, both female and masculine, will take place, which will take place at 11.30 and 11.45 hours.
From the 12 hours the amateur series will stop to give way to the elite athletes race. First of all the male series will be running, which will begin at 12 hours, and then the female series, which will begin at 12.15 hours.
Next, the amateur races will be resumed with the male and female series of the juvenile class, which will be held at 12.30 hours and at 12.45 hours, respectively. The morning race day will conclude with the awards ceremony to the participants, which will be held at 13.15 hours.
All the participants of the Sagrada Familia Milla will receive a gift at the end of their series and, in addition, all those classified in the first, second and third place of each series, both male and female, will have trophies and medals. In the absolute masculine and feminine race, there will also be a cash prize for the first three classified, with an allocation of 300 euros for the first, of 180 euros for the second and of 120 euros for the third party.
The organization will also deliver an extraordinary prize of 450 euros for the best mark that surpasses the record of the test both in male and female category, which can not be chosen by the participants of professional careers. Currently the race record in men's category is 4 '14', established by the runner Mohamed Benhmbarka, and in the female category 5 is '00', established by Míriam Ortiz.
Award for participation
The special prize Àlex García will also be given to participation in schools, clubs or entities that bring more athletes and end the Mile. In the set of young and young categories as well as in the set of infantile and subsequent categories, the first three classifieds will be presented, with 300 euros for the first, 180 euros for the second and 120 for the third party. The delivery of these prizes will be made during the month following the date of the race.
The tour of the race will be the same as last year's edition: it will be about what is called Gaudí Island, formed by the Sagrada Família temple, the Plaza de la Sagrada Familia and the square of Gaudí. The starting point will be located on Carrer de Mallorca, between the streets of Sardinia and Marina, and the arrival point will be on Carrer de Provença.