Sunday September 6th, 2020
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K
The Santiago Marathon is an annual event first run in 2007 through the streets of Santiago Chile. The marathon has a Bronze Label from the IAAF. Other races include a half marathon and a 10K run.
Is the largest sporting party in Chile, had its first version and 6,800 official entries were called. Thanks to the work and perseverance of a team composed of highly trained professionals, from Adidas as main sponsor and Prokart in production, including distances of 10, 21 and 42k, plus the definition of a representative circuit of the most important places in Santiago . To this is added the sponsorship of the National Institute of Sports and the Collaboration of the Regional Government and the Metropolitan Intendancy in matters of security, thinking of the high number of participants.
The Marathon is seen throughout Chile, 2011 marked the completion of the first television broadcast of the event, an achievement that took the MDS live and live across the country for four hours through the screens of Channel 13. The broadcast marked a historical tune for a Sunday in that schedule with a peak of 11.8 rating points, setting a precedent of the scope of competition in mass media.
Already consolidated in sports, the 2011 Marathon was the moment to advance in important aspects such as Social Responsibility. There was a technological leap represented by the neutralization of CO2 emissions, caused by the use of public transport (Metro), generators, vehicles and other production equipment; the elimination of the use of paper in the registration and accreditation systems; and the use of hybrid cars and natural gas trucks.
Thus, the MDS became the first Marathon in the world to manage these advances in harmony with the environment, with the city of Santiago and its inhabitants. It would not be the only time, since all these aspects were deepened in the following editions.
The 2012 version represented the confirmation of the sustained growth it had had in terms of foreigners enrolled in the call. Coming from more than fifty countries and five continents, this edition reached a record number of more than 3,000 foreign athletes, motivated by the conditions of the event that were transforming it into a perfect scenario as a selective classification to the championships and international distance tournaments . The best example of the above was the classification of the national athlete, Natalia Romero, to the London 2012 Olympic Games, with a time of 2:34:57.
With these conditions, the event was recognized by the IAAF with the Bronze category for its next version, as well as its incorporation into the international calendar of athletic competitions.