If taking part in a sport event is always a challenge of strength and self-improvement, doing it in the moonlight adds up a special charm to every test, turning it into a unique experience. People coming to Valencia to participate at the 15K Nocturna Valencia Banco Mediolanum this month will experience it. It is a race that this year celebrates its third edition and that promises to be one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year.
The 15K Nocturna Valencia will take place next Saturday, on the 13rd of June, when thousands of persons will come together in the city to participate in this mass event. Last year 8.000 runners took part in the race and it is expected to reach the same number, or even overcome it, this year.
In addition, if participating in a night race was not be special enough, this competition complements another attraction to its marvellous route. The runners will go through the main points of interest of the city during the 15K Nocturna, so it will be a fantastic way to discover Valencia, for those who visit it for the first time.
The circuit will start in Avenida del Puerto, that has been refurbished some years ago in order to enlarge it. From there the runners will go through the beautiful Aragón and Alameda avenues, then they will cross the river over the legendary Pont de Fusta to make out some great views to the gardens of the Turia river course. After this stretch of green areas and unique buildings, such as Torres de Serrano, the race will get into the charming city centre of Valencia to pass through some of the most important streets of the city, as well as other significant places such as Plaza de Toros.
Afterwards, the participants will leave the city centre heading to the Valencia Port and discover one of its most modern zones with views to the City of Arts and Sciences. This will be just before reaching the last stretch of the race, prior to the finish line that will be located at Tinglado 2 of the port, where plenty of people will be waiting for the arrival of the participants.
If you are a running lover, you should not miss the 15K Nocturna Valencia. Running under the moon on a June night and with the nice climate of this city will turn to be an unforgettable experience.