The Valencia Marathon

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The Valencia Marathon is well-regarded as one of the top marathons in the world. The fast and flat course that winds through the city streets is well-loved among elites and beginners alike. A sell-out event, the Valencia Marathon has a spirit and atmosphere unlike few others.
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Sun, 6 Dec 2020
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Valencia, Spain
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Where and when
Calle Cdad. de las Ciencias, 1, 46013 Valencia, Spain
Start times
Sun, 6 Dec 2020
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Valencia Marathon
Route information
The fast and flat course takes you past some of Valencia's most iconic and historic landmarks as it weaves its way through the city streets. With completely closed roads, loud crowds lining the day, and only 23m of elevation change throughout the whole course, it is guaranteed to be a speedy and epic experience.
Celebrate after the race with the ~25000 other participants at the Paella party, where you can mix, mingle and swap race stories with your fellow runners.
What's included
  • Race bib
  • Official event shirt
  • Goodie bag
  • Medical insurance
  • Refund in the event of injury
  • 10 refreshment stations
  • Finisher's medal
  • Paella party
  • Tourist discounts
  • Showers
  • Lockers
How to get there
Calle Cdad. de las Ciencias, 1, 46013 Valencia, Spain
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Address: Puente de Monteolivete (bridge). Road closest to the Hemisphere (Hemisferic)
Public transport is strongly recommended to reach the Start area for your race.
EMT: Special services with extra buses laid on for the 35-95-99 bus lines bound for the Start area. The buses run from 5.30 A.M. to 7.30 A.M. Bus services on all lines are free up until 4 P.M.
Metro Valencia (underground railway). Lines 3 and 5. The stop closest to the Start points is Alameda (a 20 minute walk away).
Bike Parking:
Next to the lockers in the area next to the ‘Umbracle’ (sculpture garden pergola).
Valenbisi Bike Parking:
There are Valensbisi bike racks throughout the Start and Finish areas.
Parking 1: Pabellón Fuente de San Luis
Parking 2: Avenida Antonio Ferrandis
Parking 3: Bulevar Sur – With free shuttle bus for runners and relatives towards the start line.
Parkings opening at 6:00 h
Parking 4: Centro Comercial Aqua (Not recommended for the 10K runners)
Parking 5: Ocenogràfic (not free)
Event day logistics
Bib pickup: Bib pickup is available at the Runners Expo, open on the Friday and Saturday before the race from 9:00 - 21:00. The expo is located at the Science Museum (Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe).
Bib pickup is also available the morning of the race from 07:00 to 08:00 at the Hemisphere (Hemisferic), but you will not receive the goodie bag.
Race Day Schedule:
8:30: Start for the first wave of Marathon runners
8:45: Start for all runners who have entered with times of between 3 hours 31:00 and 3 hours 45:59.
9:00: Start for all runners who have entered with times of between 3 hours 46:00 and 4 hours 00:59.
9:15: Start for all runners who have entered with times of between 4 hours 01:00 and 4 hours 30:00.
9:30: Start for all runners who have entered with a time of 4 hours 31 and above.
The race will start to wrap up around 14:00.
Bag Drop:
There will be lockerroom services available for runners on race day At Autopista de Saler s/n, next to the ‘Umbracle’ from 07:00 to 15:00
Toilets and facilities:
Toilets will be dotted around the Start and Finish areas and along the race circuit (at the refreshment points at kilometres 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40). There are free showers for runners at Poliesportiu Quatre Carreres (zona sur).
Spectator Info
This event is almost as epic for spectators as it is for runners. Thousands of people line the streets to cheer and support participants over the finish line. There will be free stands flanking each side of the home stretch so that the general public can watch runners as they streak to the Finish.
What do I need to bring to pick up my bib for the Valencia Marathon?
You will be a photo ID in order to pick up your race bib from the Race expo.
How many refreshment points will there be in the Valencia Marathon?
There will be refreshment points every 5km serving water and Powerade. There will be solid refreshments and energy gels from 25km onwards.
Where can I view the results for the Valencia Marathon?
Results can be viewed on the website or the official app for the race. They will be available in the afternoon after the race.
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