The popular Sant Antoni race reaches its 35th year, and becomes consolidated as a festival of athletics for elite runners and enthusiasts of all ages.
Athletics is on the rise, and in Ibiza too, and proof of this is the growing participation of athletes in the races that proliferate in the spring and autumn calendar of the five municipalities of the island of Ibiza, and in Formentera. One of the most popular and veteran of them all is the Milla Urbana, or Urban Mile.
Organised by the JASA club in Sant Antoni de Portmany, in collaboration with the local council and the Council of Eivissa, this race is held at the beginning of October and every year it brings together the elite of national and international athletics from this flat urban circuit modality, departing from the port. But ‘the mile’, as the race —in which elite runners take part— is known, is only the main feature of the day, as a 5k race open to all amateur athletes is held in parallel, as are other competitions of different distances for runners of all ages and categories, a veritable daytime festival of sport in this town dedicated almost exclusively to nightlife tourism.
Because thousands of sportspeople come to Ibiza over the year, especially in low season, to take part in this type of competition, and in longer trials like the Ibiza Marathon, next due to be held on 4th April 2020, an equally multitudinous event enrolled for a circuit of 42,195 metres, validated by the Spanish Athletics Federation.