Alicante has a new source of pride: it will be hosting the European Masters Athletics Championships Non Stadia to be held in May 2018.

Throughout its history, our city has boasted a strong sporting tradition, evidenced by its committed involvement in international sports events including world-class athletics, tennis, paddle tennis, basketball, synchronised swimming and competitive lifesaving.

Before the end of the year, Alicante will have hosted other sports events, most notably the round-the-world yacht race the Volvo Ocean Race which will set sail from the city in October.

Sunny, sporting Alicante also offers delicious local cuisine, an exhaustive range of leisure and cultural attractions and the citys sports facilities where the EMACNS will take place, all guaranteeing that athletes and the people accompanying them can be sure of having an enjoyable and exciting stay.

The people of Alicante look forward to hosting the EMACNS from 18 to 20 May 2018.

We welcome participants and fans of athletics, a sport that has found its home in Alicante. The Alicante City Council is committed to ensuring that sport is a fundamental element of our daily lives.

Good luck!

Gabriel Echavarri | Mayor of Alicante