About Zurich San Sebastián Marathon
The 43th edition of the San Sebastian Zurich Marathon will be held in a beautiful town that everyone should visit.
Registrations are open at irresistibly low registration fees if you register early for any the three available distances; 10k, half marathon and full marathon.
The route is flat, temperatures are ideal and it is very easy to reach San Sebastian via the 3 nearby airports in Bilbao, Biarritz and San Sebastian itself.
San Sebastian is quite a small town with around 180,000 inhabitants 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 Donostiako Maratoia. The race welcomes about 7,000 runners each year (10k, half marathon and full marathon distances). 7,000 runners who have the chance to enjoy their dream marathon.
A pollution-free town, at sea level and with ideal temperatures for running in November… San Sebastian offers all the runners the chance to enjoy a perfect weekend in a tourist 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 breathtaking feeling.
Registrations are already open for the San Sebastian Zurich Marathon next 29th November; two distances are available on the same day; half marathon and full marathon and a third one 10K will take place the day before, 28th November at 14pm. Fees are irresistibly low if you register early. 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. Arriving in San Sebastian from England, for example, is very easy nowadays thanks to numerous connecting flights landing in nearby Bilbao and Biarritz airports.
The experience of running in San Sebastian is never disappointing. Nor is the visit to a town than can be visited in just a few hours. Its charms fascinate all the visitors and so do the traditional pintxos or tapas available in the hundreds of bars to be found in the Old Town. Nobody visiting the town should miss those small delicacies.
An authentic running atmosphere
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 definitely one of the towns with the greatest athletic tradition worldwide.
Remember you have a date with Zurich San Sebastian Marathon next 28-29th November. Or in other words: you have a date with your dream marathon.