The 13th Cross Nocturno - or Night Cross Country Run - was a resounding success thanks to the more than 1,500 runners who entered, to all those who helped make it a reality and to the devoted public of Sax and its visitors who accompanied and surrounded the competitors at every turn.
With a time of 0:25:47, Francisco Maciá García claimed victory in what was his first year running at Sax, overtaking the previous year’s winner, Andrés Micó Martínez, who came second in the classification.
In the women's category, Blanca García Pardo took first place with a finishing time of 0:32:12. Blanca has now been living in Sax for just over a year, and told us that winning this race has been extremely rewarding in her new place of residence. Second place went to Silvia García Orgilés.
Yet again this year, the Cross Nocturno, organised by Giménez Ganga, has turned out to be one of the most interactive fun runs, boasting the finest atmosphere in the province of Alicante and surrounding areas.
And it's not us, the organisers, who are saying this, it’s the runners and the visitors who let us know through their messages and feedback on social networks.
“A very nice race, with a great atmosphere and superbly organised. I will be back in 2025"
“The setting you create is spectacular!! I’ve never seen a race like this. Thank you for everything! I’ll be back next year!”
This year, the temperature was higher than expected for a Saturday in January. Although, having said this, cold weather has never been a hindrance to the participants or the visiting public. From very early in the morning, many runners congregated in the town centre of Sax to collect their race bibs and enjoy the entertainment.
This year, the start area in Avenida Pascual Carrión was also one of the training and pre-race party points, thanks to the new lighting and DJ session, which at all times kept the participants up to date with the event’s progress.
The streets of Sax town centre and the location of the finish line in Plaza Cervantes, continue to be one of the landmarks for the public, who accompanied the runners before, during and after the event.
An 8 kilometre race that runs through the town centre and its old quarter, with its distinctive narrow streets, curves and slopes; especially the "la costera", or the "subidón", the "rompepiernas" or "la dolorosa", as many of our faithful racers have called it.
Everyone passed by them without any problems and arrived at the finish line with big smiles on their faces and the satisfaction of overcoming the difficulties of a sporting event of this kind.
The organisers would like to thank you for responding to Giménez Ganga's call and we have already started working on the preparations for the 14th race, to be held on 25 January 2025, a perfect date, and that’s not to be missed.