CAMPOS DEL RÍO / 300 runners will participate in the ‘Vértices XCM Memorial Juan Martín’

This Sunday 16, from 9 in the morning from the Park of the Station of Fields of the River will begin the test BTT organized by the Vértices Geodetic Club with the collaboration of the City council of Fields of the River.

The competitive sporting event of the Murcia XCM Championship, Mountain Cycling Marathon, will pass through a circuit of 34 km whose nerve center will be the population of Campos del Río to where they will move about 600 people including athletes, companions and fans who can witness one of the most spectacular tests of the calendar that will cover the so-called ‘lunar zones’ characteristic of the natural orography of Campos del Río «Donde Vive la Luna». Ascents and descents of short distance but really intense and ideal for the fun practice of mountain biking and technically moderate.

As reported by the President of the Campero Vértices Geodésicos Club, Joaquín Pérez, the test consists of two route categories; the first long XCM that consists of two laps to the circuit and that will be scoring of the Murcia XCM championship, and in which the runners will have to complete a distance of 67 km + 1.250 meters. The second will be a short route with a return to the circuit of 33.5 km + 600 meters.

Perez stressed that «the test can be classified as moderate difficulty and runs through mud and laguena, by trails on the edge of the mountain and dizzying descents, but by a fully cycle circuit that will delight the public who is assured a full morning of the best MTB show in Campos del Río «. The President of the Geodetic Vertices has put the accent on the symbolism of this test that we have turned into a memorial, since it «will serve to pay a well-deserved tribute to our founding partner Juan Martín Atenza Almagro, who died in a cycling event in Cazorla last May. » Finally he has publicly thanked the support of the Department of Sports of the City of Campos del Rio, collaborating institutions, sponsors and volunteers who are involved in the proper development of the test.


The Vertices XCM Memorial Juan Martin, will distribute 120 trophies for the classified and regional championships by categories Elite, Sub23, Junior, Master 30A, Master 30B, Master 40A, Master 40B, Master 50A, Master 50B, Master 60, Feminine A, Females B and Couples. As for the short route cyclist, there will be 3 Podiums; Senior -35 years old, Veterans +35 years old and Local Podium. In addition all participants will receive a broker’s bag, technical shirt and different gifts; and for the first 200 enrolled an exclusive gift.

From the organization have prepared a series of services so that the day becomes a festive Sunday in which the whole family can participate, for which they have prepared a catering service, children’s area with inflatables, monitors, games and activities of dynamisation , as well as a parking service for participants in the event, a padock area for teams, toilet services at the finish line and large showers in the municipal sports hall.

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The Councilor for Sports of the City of Campos del Rio, Salvador Barquero stressed the importance for Campos del Río to host a test of this magnitude and thanked the club Vertices Geodesic for its commitment to our municipality, «because thanks to them we will be able to show to the whole world through this spectacular sport, the natural corners and peculiar lunar landscapes created by erosion and attractive as the trails on the edge of the mountain that has the place ‘Where the Moon Lives’. » Barquero added that «the tourist promotion that Campos del Río will obtain this Sunday will serve to strengthen the town as one of the points of greatest interest in the Region of Murcia and Spain in this type of competition that are part of the bet decided by this Government Team for the promotion and dissemination of sports in the town, attracting to our municipality such significant events as this or any other proposed by the different organizers who always find the doors of this City Council open. »

Finally the mayor of Deportes campero, wanted to make an appeal to all fans to share this day of Sunday 16 with us, encourage the runners and discover the attractions offered by Campos del Río, while thanking » the intense work of the personnel of the council of sports in coordination with the organization of the test, as well as the rest of councils that are involved in the infrastructures and the security device necessary for this great sporting event to be a success as already it is in registrations and participants that will make it possible for more than 600 people to visit us this Sunday, which will benefit direct to the local and regional economy, «he concluded.