Running events in Spain this year


6. Zafiro Palma Marathon, Majorca []

When: 13 October 2019

The Palma Marathon is set in the unique scenery of the beautiful city of Palma. Participants enjoy a course along the breath-taking promenade with views over the bay and the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, towards the cathedral with its stunning stained-glass round window, and into the historic old town.

10k and half marathon routes also available on the same date.

Check out’s sunny breaks in Majorca and the best sights of one of Europe’s best holiday cities, Palma.

Registration open until 6th October

7. EDP Bilbao Night Marathon []

When: 19 October 2019

The Bilbao Night Marathon is a truly magical event which starts at dusk, taking in the architectural sights of the city en route without the unyielding Mediterranean heat of the day and culminates at the iconic Guggenheim Museum, lit up against the inky night sky.

10k and half marathon routes also available on the same date.

Registration opens 28th February.

8. EDP Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Marathon []

When: 1 December 2019

The mainly flat route of the Valencia Marathon and the mild December temperatures create optimum running conditions especially for novice marathon runners, although it is popular with runners of all abilities. The marathon starts and finishes in the spectacular City of Arts and Sciences, with the final leg of the route taking runners along a footbridge traversing the outside pools; a backdrop which will surely encourage tired legs to dig deep in the energy reserve for the final stretch.

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10k route also available on the same date.

Registration open until 30th September

Font Vella Lanzarote International Marathon []

When: 7 December 2019

With an average temperature of 19ºC, the Lanzarote International Marathon takes place in December along a coastal avenue in the Island of Lanzarote, covering the municipalities of Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Barlotomé and Puerto del Carmen.

With average temperatures in the low 20s in December, Lanzarote, located in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa is a great winter destination for an active holiday with great hiking routes to explore and other outdoor sports.

10k and half marathon routes also available on the same date.

Registration open until 30th November


10. Zurich Malaga Cabberty Marathon []

When: 15 December 2019

Considered to be one of the best marathons in Spain, the Malaga marathon route is relatively flat and passes the main historic and architectural features of the city including the port, promenade and old town.

Half marathon route also available on the same date.

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Registration now open

BONUS RACE: Vertical Running, Benidorm []

When: 15 June 2019

There is nothing “fun” about this Benidorm Vertical Run! It might only cover a distance of 180 metres, but your legs will turn to jelly as you tackle 52 floors and a total of 924 steps vertically running up the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm.

If the year-round vibrant nightlife of Benidorm seems too much to handle after your exertions, why not just flop on one of the many great sandy beaches that Benidorm has to offer and take a well-earned break in the sun.




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