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Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2020

Quick facts

Location Melides, Portugal

Distance Marathon

Date 02 Aug 2020

About Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2020

The Atlantic coast with the mountain of Arrábida in the background and extensive beaches of fine golden sand, having received the blue flag and classified as beaches quality gold, meet all the unique and exceptional conditions to implement the level of this race of physical and psychological endurance.

The annual edition of the Atlantic Ultra Marathon, Melides - Troia, which starts from the beach of Melides, always by the seafront, through the beaches of Aberta Nova, Gale, Pinheiro da Cruz, Pego, Carvalhal, Comporta, Soltroia finish on the beach of Beco das Lulas in Troia. The event is accompanied by thousands of vacationers along the beaches.

A unique race in Portugal and Europe, with a 43 km long trail, running all along the ocean. The Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic that starts from the Melides to Troia, offers also a distance of 15 km, called Course of the Atlantic, starting from Comporta beach, finishing also at Troia Beach.


Ultra Marathon Atlantic

  • 43km

Atlantic Race 15k

  • 15km

Ultra Marathon

  • 43km


After Race Services

Massage; WC; Showers; Food and drinks

Age Limit

18 years old and above

Aid Stations

Medical assistance will be available at the start, en route and at the finish.

Award Medals

Medals for all finishers

Equipment Storage

At race offices in Comporta Beach for the 15k and Melides Beach for the 43k

Maximum Time

The 43Km has an 8 hours hour time limit, and the 15km 4 hours. Course will reopen to traffic once the competitors have passed.


Parking at start.


No qualifications.

Race Kit Includes

T-shirt; gym bag; bib number, energy gel; energy bar


Water in aid stations and finish line


43km: bus at 6h15 to the start line. 15km: bus at 7h40 to the start line. 

Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2020 Route Map

Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic 2020 Route Map



7570 Melides, Portugal


Bico das Lulas, Troia

Alameda do Zambujeiro, 7570-789, Portugal




Beach long sandy beach equipped with beach facilities, restaurants and car parks, as well as conditions of excellence in the environmental sphere and accessibility, these have been recognized with the award of Blue Flag awards, Accessible Beach and Golden Quality. The southern beach front are dune formations with endemic flora and classified and the northern cliffs of sandstone providing landscaping and environmental conjugations of high interest.

Inserted within the limits of the Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary, which allows you to preserve all its natural beauty. From the dunes, sand, water quality of the sea of ​​excellence, as well as the beach facilities which ensures restoration / bar, complete sanitary facilities, dedicated access and service to users with limited mobility and shaded car parks, the beach, has the privilege of meet conditions for environmental quality certification.


Race course with a length of 43 km, all along the beach, starting at Melides Beach (N38 07,756 W8 47,610) and finishing at the Bico das Lulas Beach in Troia (N38 29,141 W8 54,409).
The Atlantic Ultra Marathon Melides - Tróia will be runned individually and in teams representing institutions, for the needs of the Team rankings, score points, the three best athletes who will finish the race before 05:00pm

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.