The starting pistol hasn’t been fired but the flag has been raised for this year’s Santa Cruz marathon, the fifth, which will be on 11 November. As in previous years, the race will be divided into different length courses of 8, 21 and 42 km, all passing through or by the city’s main squares and monuments. The marathon has a Facebook page HERE, and a twitter account HERE. There is also a main website HERE which in due course will contain all information including how runners can register. Watch this space for news, but the gauntlet has been thrown down!