The race will take place on April 24th, 2016. Registration is limited to 3,500 spaces for the 42K and 6,500 for the 21K. There will be a special bonus of USD 5,000 for the first place winners in the Marathon modality, who are nationals of one of CAF’s member countries and who achieves a mark equal to or below 2 hours and 15 minutes (males), and 2 hours and 40 minutes (females).
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
(Caracas, September 29th, 2015). Registrations for the V edition of the CAF-Caracas Marathon will be open from October 5th, 2015, until February 29th, 2016. The registration process will take place exclusively through the maraton.caf.com. web page.
As in previous editions, the competition will include two modalities: Marathon (42K), with capacity for 3,500 participants, and Half Marathon (21K), with capacity for 6,500 participants. Both routes were certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2012, and sponsored by the International Association of Marathons and Long Distance Races (AIMS). The certification is valid until 2017.
Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia, CAF’s Executive Vice-President, stated, “The support of institutional allies, such as the Venezuelan Athletics Federation (FVA, for its acronym in Spanish), the Popular Ministry for Internal Relations and Justice, and the municipalities of Baruta, Caracas, Chacao, and Sucre, make this celebration possible in the capital city where we reaffirm, once again, the importance of sports as a tool to promote values such as citizen coexistence, respect, solidarity, integration, and social inclusion”. In addition, he added that the competition has once again been designated as the Venezuelan National Marathon Championship.
The Organizing Committee, faithful to its purpose of achieving greater levels of excellence in the Marathon’s organization and logistics in each edition, as well as a greater Latin American participation and integration, has introduced changes that are detailed as follows:
With respect to awards:
With respect to the registration:
To register in the Marathon modality (42K), runners must demonstrate their participation starting on 01/01/2013 in any of the following competitions, registering the stated times:
To register in the Half Marathon modality (21K), runners must show their participation, starting on 01/01/2013 in any of the following competitions, registering the stated times:
The only category for handicapped athletes is the 21 K modality for wheel chairs.
The initial registration cost, both for the 42K and 21K, will be Bs. 1,500 for local runners, or USD 100 for foreign registrations. These amounts may be subject to change during the registration process. Before registering, participants must read the Official Regulation and the Registration Conditions published in the maraton.caf.com web page.
In terms of security, it is important to point out, as in previous editions, the strong support of the Ministry of Popular Power for Internal Relations and Justice, the Ministry of Popular Power for Defense, the Bolivarian National Police, the Military Police, the Technical Team for the Surveillance of Traffic and Ground Transportation, the police forces of the municipalities of Baruta, Caracas, Chacao, and Sucre, as well as the Firefighters and Civil Protection forces.
Runners may send any questions regarding the registration process or any other type of information regarding the 2016 CAF-Caracas Marathon through the contact form.
CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, received the Silver level certification for the fourth edition of the CAF-Caracas Marathon, which took place on April 26th, 2015. This recognition is awarded by the Council for Responsible Sport, an international organization based in Portland, United States, which sponsors the social benefits of the event, as well as the measurement and reduction of the environmental footprint.
Achieving the Silver level shows that the CAF-Caracas Marathon, in its last edition, improved the sustainability of the sports event by means of responsible actions with the environment and the community. Planning and communications, the acquisition of resources, resource management, access and equity, and the legacy for the community, were the areas considered to grant the recognition.