The EDP energy company has joined as a National Partner of the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018, which will be held in the city on the 24th of March.
EDP is well known to runners in the two big events in Valencia ‘The Running City’, given that the company is already Official Sponsor of Valencia’s Half Marathon and Marathon trials, jointly named after EDP and Fundación Trinidad Alfonso [foundation]. Both EDP and the organisers expect the new collaborative initiative will do much to support and disseminate the championship.
The 21,097-metre world championship race will attract thousands of recreational runners and top athletes to the Valencia course. EDP will also put its energies into the event, taking various measures to help runners.
One of these measures is giving free running bibs to new customers. Those who wish to recoup the price of their running bibs can do so by signing up for the energy services provided by EDP, the company that takes the most care of its customers. The especial offer is already available at www.edpmaratones.es . As well as a free running bib, new customers will benefit from the best offers for electricity, gas and services. EDP will also be present at The Runners’ Fair to give everyone the chance to find out the details of the special offer at first hand.
EDP also has two international initiatives under way. The first is www.compartetuenergia.com [‘Share your energy’], which was launched in May 2017. It links blind runners with sighted runners willing to guide them. Thanks to this splendid scheme, various blind runners crossed the Finishing Line in the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Over 2,000 sighted runners already take part in this initiative throughout Spain and runners from anywhere in the world can sign up for it.
The second EDP initiative is ‘Runner Icon’. It consists of a public petition to Internet Search Engine providers to include a running option in their maps. Over 5,000 runners have signed it at www.runnericon.com, and the petition can also be signed in person at The Runners’ Fair.
EDP is a key sponsor in the running calendar. Every year, over 165,000 people take part in more than 30 trials sponsored by the company. As part of its support for the sport, EDP shares its energy with runners by providing them with free running bibs for the various trials. The company’s support for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships strengthens EDP’s commitment to Valencia, which is one of the firm’s priority markets.
EDP is an international leader in the energy field with regard to: value creation; innovation; sustainability. It forms part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX) and is also a world leader in renewable energy.
In Spain, EDP is a leading company in the energy sector, and is involved in the generation, distribution and sale of electricity, natural gas, and services to over three million customers.
EDP is the leading gas company in Cantabria, Murcia, The Basque Country, and in Asturias (in the last of which it is also the biggest electricity operator).