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Palma sport: TUI Marathon XI

Around 11,000 athletes will pound Palma's streets this weekend

The streets of Palma de Mallorca will be packed with people this weekend as around 11,000 athletes will compete in the 11th TUI
and associated events.

The main event itself the 42 kilometer Marathon, starts at 09.00 on Sunday 19th from the Parque del Mar area in front of the cathedral which is the main focus of the weekend with a market taking
place from the Friday to Sunday.

Athletes young and old from around 50 countries will be taking part in this together with a half Marathon, a 10 kilometer race, a Nordic walking event and a special kids race which takes place on
Saturday at 17.00. Also on Saturday is the fun, everyone gets dressed in funny costumes, Pasta Run, which starts at 14.00.

It's a big boost for tourism in Palma and is supported by the local council and tourist authorities who make the most of the occasion. It sounds like lots of fun so pop along and have a look if
you're in Palma.