Valencia Marathon

Quick facts

Location Valencia, Spain

Distance Marathon

Date December

About Valencia Marathon

The popular athletics phenomenon has become a point of reference in bringing sport to the masses. This is nowhere better exemplified than in the Marathon. These mythological 42,195 kilometres provide us with an impressive demonstration of the qualities needed to excel in any sporting area: personal endurance, perseverance and stamina. The Valencia Marathon is held annually in the historic city of Valencia which, with its entirely flat circuit and perfect November temperature, averaging between 12-17 degrees, represents the ideal setting for hosting such a long-distance sporting challenge. 

This, coupled with the most incomparable of settings, makes the Valencia Marathon, Valencia, one of the most important events in the national calendar.The Valencia Marathon a well organised and treats runners to free hot chocolate and churros before the race and excellent goody-bags at the finish. The relatively small field prevents crowding and allows runners to make their own pace.The route is mainly suburban, avoiding most of the city, but with a scenic stretch along the coast. Notable sites along the route include the Jardin del Turia, Mercado de Colon and Palua de la Musica, finishing at the stunning Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe. The route is mainly suburban, avoiding most of the city, but with a scenic stretch along the coast.There is also much live music on the route to keep runners entertained

Practicalities

Aid Stations

In accordance with the IAAF regulations, there will be a refreshment stall every 5 km on both courses. The refreshment stalls will provide runners with water, isotonic drinks, energy gels and fruit. In addition, water, isotonic drinks, fresh and dried fruit and pastries will be available in the finish area.

Timing

Chip timing.

Valencia Marathon Route Map

Valencia Marathon Route Map

Start:

Jardin del Turia

Pont de Montolivet, 898, 46023 València, Valencia, Spain

Finish:

Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe.

Pont l'Assut de l'Or, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Running alongside the Mediterranean coastline, a few meters from the sea, taking place in areas of the city where events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Americas Cup were hosted are only a few of the attractions awaiting the participants when they take part in the Valencia Marathon.

The stunning Ciudad de la Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) will serve as the nerve centre of this prestigious event that promises to be a sporting celebration. This architectural masterpiece will not only be both the starting and finishing points of the race but also, it will be the site of the numerous parallel activities planned for the big day. Exceed your expectations as you pass over the shimmering blue pools of the Museo de las Ciencias (Science Museum) Príncipe Felipe and celebrate your triumphant return in this unforgettable setting.

Overview

The course is very flat with many runners achieving good times. The route is mainly suburban, avoiding most of the city, but with a scenic stretch along the coast. Notable sites along the route include the Jardin del Turia, Mercado de Colon and Palua de la Musica, finishing at the stunning Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe.


Valencia Marathon Trivia

The event was first held in 1991 as a race over 20 kilometres known as the 20 kilómetros Ciudad de Valencia and this continued each May up to 2005.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.