A flooded street in Malaga that was on the city's marathon route
A flooded street in Malaga that was on the city’s marathon route

RUNNERS will not be refunded after Malaga Marathon was cancelled.

A total of 3,500 people were due to take part in the December 4 race, which had to be aborted due to the shocking floods.

Many had hoped to recoup the €35 to €65 entry fees but organisers will not pay out.

However, they have promised entrants ‘favourable and advantageous’ conditions should they wish to enter the 2017 race.

Alternatively, entrants can claim a free place in the Gran Canaria marathon on January 22.

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  1. Marathons are usually held for charitable purposes. If this entrance money has been donated properly, it seems reasonable to concur. If, on the other hand, it was a private profit-making exercise, then the consolation offers are an insult.

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