MSC Spain is pleased to support the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon and the Trinidad Alfonso Zurich Valencia Half Marathon as the new official sponsor of both races, labelled the ‘best in Spain’ by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA).
MSC's ties with the city of Valencia go back 40 years, when it first began operating in Spain. Now, through its support of the Valencia Ciudad del Running races, the company reaffirms its commitment to the city, which is the site of its main hub port in the Mediterranean. This year’s marathon and half marathon are forecast to draw 30,000 and 20,000 participants respectively, and contributions like MSC’s are key to enabling these races to grow and consolidate their importance at national and international level.
Francisco Lorente, General Manager of MSC in Spain, said: "As a family business, MSC has strong values that enable us to build long-term relationships, and foster the economic growth of the communities in which we operate, as shown by our track record in Spain. We are very proud to sponsor the races of Valencia City of Running as they continue to grow and gain notoriety around the world".
For Paco Borao, president of the sports association organizing the races, S.D. Correcaminos, it is a "satisfaction to be able to continue enlarging the family of sponsors with such a well-known international brand, and I am sure that the help and support of MSC will be vital to help us achieve our sporting objectives to continue growing at a popular level".
All Races Are Complete
From MSC we have seen our team train very hard to achieve the same goal with passion, commitment and dedication: to finish the races of the Valencia Half Marathon on 23 October and the Valencia Marathon on 4 December, not forgetting our young runners who gave their all in the MSC Valencia Mini Marathon on 3 December. MSC Spain was proud to show its support and encouragement from the MSC Cheer Point, located at a key point between kilometres 18 and 19 of the course.
It was heartwarming to see the MSC family come together, both in the participation of the MSC Running Team runners, and their families and friends supporting them from our Cheer Point, with the magnificent batucada group formed by our employees, providing a formidable soundtrack to the races. Many of the the children of MSC employees ran the mini-marathon and proudly sported the company's running team t-shirts.
This sponsorship has brought out the best in us reaffirming our long-standing commitment to the city of Valencia, to sport and to our values. We are a family business with a family spirit and our people are the key to our success.
Here are the videos of our unforgettable participation in the Half Marathon, the Mini Marathon Valencia MSC and the Valencia Marathon, which we hope you enjoy as much as we did.
For more information about MSC Spain's sponsorship of this event, contact the team.