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Zurich San Sebastián Marathon

28 Nov 2021 (Sun)

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Marathon, 10 km

Zurich San Sebastián Marathon

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Join Zurich San Sebastián Marathon

The Zurich Maratón San Sebastián is much more than a sporting event. San Sebastián, home to the second-oldest marathon in Spain, has everything you would expect from a weekend of sports tourism. It is a mass event with thousands of participants in search of an amazing personal experience in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.

San Sebastian is quite a small town with around 180,000 habitants and it is known worldwide thanks to its unique gastronomy and beauty. Located in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, on the Cantabrian Sea and just 20 km from France, San Sebastian hosts one of the oldest marathons in Europe, the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián. The race welcomes about 7,000 runners each year. 

After a year spent making changes and revamping the event from the bottom up, the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián is reborn stronger than ever to give participants a magical experience in which the iconic landscape of San Sebastián takes centre stage. What makes the Maratón special is its host city, with its open, inclusive and cosmopolitan spirit, its character and tradition, a past steeped in the Belle Époque that has left its mark in its architecture, its culture and its world-famous cuisine.

This unique journey starts when you sign up for the race and ends when you cross the finish line of the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián. You are all welcome, from Gipuzkoan women to men who come from the other side of the world. Together with hundreds of volunteers, performers, medical professionals, physiotherapists and citizens, every single one of you helps make the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián a unique experience in San Sebastián, a place like no other.

A pollution-free town, at sea level, San Sebastian offers all runners the chance to enjoy a perfect weekend in a touristic town where they can visit, among others, the famous La Concha beach, rated in the last few years as the Best European Beach. The race goes along this impressive beach, giving the runners a unique breath-taking feeling.

Two distances are available on the same day; 10k and full marathon. 

The route is flat and ideal for those runners who want to get their PB or those who want to try the marathon distance for the first time. 

The experience of running in San Sebastian is never disappointing. Nor is the visit to a town which can be visited in just a few hours. Its charms fascinate visitors and so do the traditional pintxos or tapas available in the hundreds of bars to be found in the Old Town.

During the weekend of the Marathon one can really feel a very athletic atmosphere. Back in 1977 San Sebastian hosted the indoor European Athletics Championship in Anoeta Velodrome, where the marathon sets up its Welcome Area nowadays. The town also hosted the World Marathon Cup in 1993 and current Spain’s Women marathon record was achieved in San Sebastian. Special mention should also go to San Sebastian International Cross, where Zátopek gathered 40,000 spectators some decades ago. San Sebastian is one of the towns with the greatest athletic tradition worldwide.

Remember you have a date with Zurich San Sebastian Marathon next 28th November. Or in other words: you have a date with your dream marathon.

Welcome to the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián!

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Route map

directions_runStart Address: Errondo Pasealekua, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

flagFinish Address: Anoeta Pasalekua, 3, 20014 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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Included in the fee

  • Official t-shirt
  • Runner's bag
  • Personalized race number
  • Timing
  • Pacemakers
  • Live tracking on race day
  • Online results
  • Online Diploma
  • Refreshments
  • Cloakroom service
  • Finisher medal
  • Recovery area and massages on arrival
  • Performances along the course
  • Showers
  • Official magazine

Practicalities

Age Limit

18 years on the day of the race

Aid Stations

Refreshment station every 5 km and at the finish. Medical assistance available on course.

Award Medals

If you have requested the medal engraving service, either by paying on the website or by contracting it at the race-bib collection area, once the race is over and once you have received your bib, they will show you the bib and the chip they have given you and they will engrave your name on the medal, together with the time you have achieved in the race.If you contract the engraving through the web at the time of registration, when you receive your race bib on the Friday or Saturday before the race, you must go to the medal engraving stand to collect a receipt that you must present on the day of the race, as you will need it to be able to engrave your medal.

Equipment Storage

Available at Race Expo

Maximum Time

5H Full Marathon - 1H 10K 

Provided Photo Service

Before the race it is possible to get your photo pack of Zurich Maratón San Sebastián for 19,99€. After the Marathon, the price will be 24,99€. You will receipt an email with a link to download your photos. 

Timing

Every runners has to wear their own personal race number since the time measurement chip is attached to it. Race number cannot be exchanged. 

Transport

It is very easy to reach San Sebastian via the 3 nearby airports in Bilbao, Biarritz and San Sebastian itself.

Location

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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The runner's fair will be the centre of the Zurich San Sebastián Marathon the days before(26th and 27th). There, you will pick up your bib-chip, your runner's bag and your T-shirt as a gift. In addition, you will find stands of sports brands with the latest news and you will have the opportunity to buy different material you may use in the race. The fair is open from 10am until 8pm.

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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Another person can collect your race pack for you by presenting a photocopy of your ID Card or passport together with the receipt of your registration and the e-mail with your bib number.

Do I have to wear the yellow chip?

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The chip that will count in the race is the one you will wear on your race bib. The yellow chip will be useless at this occasion. Leave it at home.

Is it possible to transfer my registration to a family member or a friend?

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No, the registration is personal. Is not possible to change the bib holder.

Can I run with headphones?

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No, for safety reasons it is not possible. The Federation does not allow it. Enjoy the atmosphere of the city and the animation during the race.

Zurich San Sebastián Marathon

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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.