Porto Marathon is waiting for you!
Since several years ago, thousands of running enthusiasts have been meeting in Porto for one of the country’s biggest events – Porto Marathon. And things won’t be different in 2017: the 14th Porto Marathon is scheduled for November 5, and about 15,000 people are expected to participate.
There will be three routes:
1 – Porto Marathon’s main event, 42.195 Km;
2 – Family Race, 15 Km;
3 – Fun Race, a 6 Km walk for people of all ages.
Registrations for the Porto Marathon are open and if you want to participate in this event, you can register online on www.maratonadoporto.com or at the ‘Runner’s Shop’ on Rua Santa Luzia 808, Porto.
The marathon reveals beautiful settings and historic sites in Porto and two neighboring cities. It starts at Edifício Transparente, then circles around the City Park – the only park in Europe that ends by the sea –, and it visits the nearby town of Matosinhos before coming back across Leixões Bridge. After returning to Porto, runners will travel through Foz do Douro, where they will be able to admire an incredible scenery! The route continues across the famous Dom Luís Bridge, which leads to Vila Nova de Gaia. Runners will then approach Afurada before crossing Dom Luís Bridge again, and they will run the final kilometers in Porto before reaching the City Park.
Tips for a good performance:
- Have a good night’s sleep; a soothing cup of tea can be useful.
- Race kits will be handed over on November 3 and 4, so be sure to get everything ready the night before: kit, clothing, accessories (sunglasses and cap), and don’t forget the sunscreen.
- Plan to leave early. Don’t forget that the subway and buses have different schedules on Sundays.
- Eat well, but opt for light snacks.
- Drink water.
Where to sleep:
Yours GuestHouse Porto is the perfect place to sleep and rest for the race.
We are located on Rua dos Caldeireiros 131, Porto