Upcoming Sport Events in Malaga
From the 20th to the 21st of March will take place the trophy of his majesty the King in Malaga. It is organized every year by the Real Club Mediterraneo and it is the oldest sailing event held in Spain.
Major developments in 2010 include Spain’s Golf Open to be held in Seville in late April and the Valderrama Masters, whose first edition is scheduled for next October and will feature the European elite and will be distributing 3 million Euros in prizes. The first five stages of the Tour of Spain will take place between late August and early September. In addition, there will an appointment of great tradition and impact with the Motorcycle Grand Prix at Jerez de la Frontera from April 30th to May 2nd 2010.
Horse races take place each season at race tracks in Dos Hermanas (Seville) and Mijas (Malaga) and on the beaches of Sanlucar de Barrameda (Cadiz).
The Long Distance Triathlon Challenge Donana Tristar 200, which will run through the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva on September 18th is as well organized by the Andalusian Tourist Board. The athletes will cycle 169 km through the province of Cadiz, swim 1 km to cross the river Guadalquivir and run 30 km through the Donana National Park to reach the goal in Matalascanas (Almonte, Huelva). This test is a unique event in the world, where are competing the best. The last test of the circuit is Extreme 40 Sailing Series sailing, which will take place in Almeria in October.
For the second consecutive year takes place the Andalusia Tennis Experience from April 3rd to 11th in Marbella, in the presence of world number 1, Serena Williams.
Tennis fans will again see the world number one in action on the court of the Puente Romano Tennis Club.
The Eurorando, devoted to hiking, will take place in the provinces of Granada and Almeria, also from next October, until October 2011. Eurorando is the great hiking meeting held every five years where thousands of hikers come to follow the call of the ERA (European Association of Mountaineers) to celebrate a year of European Hiking. In the next issue, under the slogan of ‘Roads and water, source of health, culture and life’, more than twenty thousand walkers are expected come to Andalusia.
Andalusia was a pioneer in promoting tourism linked to sport, since the region was the first region to offer golf as tourist attraction. During 2009, Andalusia hosted a total of 350 sporting events, which represented an economic return of 120 million Euros. The events gathered more than half a million viewers and reached a media impact of about 100 million people.