EDP Porto Marathon

Quick facts

Location Porto, Portugal

Distance Marathon

Date November

About EDP Porto Marathon

The EDP Porto Marathon is an iconic event which takes place in the city of Oporto, Portugal, and has the honor of hosting thousands of runners from around the world.

This annual long-distance running event, held since 2004, usually in November, combines seaside and riverside, flat and fast course, passing three neighboring cities, Porto, Matosinhos and V. N. Gaia. EDP Porto Marathon course shows the best of this region, through an amazing landscape and crossing the historic beautiful center – Ribeira do Porto, D. Luís Bridge and the famous wine cellars of Porto. Port Wine is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Demarcated Region.

Last edition, more than 6.000 athletes of 69 different countries participated in this classic 42.195 m race, turning it into the largest marathon in Portugal.

Alongside with the full Marathon there is also a Family Race of 15 km and a Mini Marathon of 6 km, with a participation of over 15.000 runners.

We are pleased to invite you all to visit Porto, one of the oldest European destinations, proclaimed a World Heritage by Unesco in 1996 and elected three times as the Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Be a part of the legend and join us to celebrate the 15 years’ anniversary of EDP Porto Marathon, the best Marathon of Portugal.

Come run the 15th EDP Porto Marathon and enjoy this amazing city!



  • 42.195km

15Km - Family race

  • 15km

Fun Race - Mini Marathon (6Km)

  • 6km

15 Km - Family Race

  • 15km



The organizers have a wide range of hotel offers to select from. Availabe: https://www.maratonadoporto.com/en/hotel-reservations-special-offers-2018/

After Race Services

At the end of the race, athletes can enjoy the showers available within the Parque da Cidade, Porto, and free massages. 

Age Limit


Award Medals

Medals for all participants (42 km, 15 km and 6 km). You can engrave your medal with name and chip time (paid service).

Equipment Storage

Available to runners is a space to leave your clothes. For this we provide own bags with a space where they should write the bib number

Maximum Time

6 hours

Race Kit Includes

Expo Marathon will be located in Centro de Congressos da Alfandega do Porto on November 2nd and 3rd, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.


5km – water Vitalis; 10km – water Vitalis;15km – water Vitalis + sponges + WC; 20km – water Vitalis + sponges + Prozis (Energy drink / isotonic Isocarb + Energy gel 25g) + food + WC; 25km – water Vitalis + sponges + Prozis (Energy drink / isotonic Isocarb + Energy Bar 20g) + food + WC; 30km – water Vitalis + sponges + Prozis (Energy drink / isotonic Isocarb + Energy gel 50g) + food; 35km – water Vitalis + sponges + Prozis (Energy drink / isotonic Isocarb) + food; 40km – water Vitalis + sponges + Prozis (Energy drink / isotonic Isocarb) + food + WC


For runners who aim for a specfic time, Porto Marathon is offering you the chance to stick with the pace of an experienced runner. These pacemakers will run with an easily visible baloon attached to them and they will run the marathon to their defined finish time. 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 and 4:30.

EDP Porto Marathon Route Map

EDP Porto Marathon Route Map

Reviews (3)

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Ulrich Berghäuser

Ulrich Berghäuser

Reviewed 25 November, 2018


Paul Carter

Paul Carter

Reviewed 11 November, 2018

A beautiful, scenic race but the organisation was awful. It's such a shame as running past the sea as the waves come crashing in is such a unique experience. You run along the river, across bridges an...


João Girão

João Girão

Reviewed 05 November, 2018


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Queimódromo the Port City Park

Porto, Portugal


Queimódromo in City Park

Porto, Portugal




Oporto is a very attractive especially with its historical heritage that will not leave you indifferent while on holiday in Portugal. The historic center presents a lot of beautiful monuments, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its monuments and museums are the first attractions of the city, located 150 kilometers from the border of Tui, Pontevedra. Its wine, the famous port wine or wine of Oporto is also a major attraction of the province. The personal challenge is combined also with a city tour.

EDP Porto Marathon Trivia

One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto

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.