Pinatarius obstacle race 2024

Record-breaking Roman Race Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

SAN Pedro del Pinatar hosted one of its most anticipated sports events on June 22: the Pinatarius Obstaculum Cursus, inspired by Ancient Rome. Organised by FAMU and the Sports Department, with sponsorship from the Regional Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the event set a record in its tenth year with 2,000 participants.

Event Overview

The event kicked off at 6:30 pm by Mayor Pedro Javier Sánchez, and other local councillors. They were accompanied by volunteers dressed as Romans, setting the mood with lively music.

The popular obstacle race finished around 10:00 pm with an awards ceremony, a community barbecue, and a concert by Capitán Nemo at Parque del Mar Reyes de España.

Record-breaking Roman Race Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

Obstacle Race Details

Participants in this anniversary race faced a challenging 7-kilometre course with 36 obstacles, including revamped and specially designed challenges across roads, trails, custom-built surfaces, and even the beach.

Record-breaking Roman Race Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

Results and Champions

The male champion, Francisco José Pérez Méndez from CA Puerto de Torrevieja, secured victory for the second consecutive year with a time of 34 minutes. In the women’s category, Elena Marín Martínez of Races Legión Murcia took the lead, finishing in 49 minutes and 14 seconds.

Record-breaking Roman Race Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

Event Atmosphere and Challenges

The event was a festive affair with enthusiastic spectators cheering participants as they tackled obstacles like ice containers, steep walls, mud pits, sea challenges, and more.

Record-breaking Roman Race Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!

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