Martín Fiz Marathon and Other Popular Races in the Basque Country

The Basque Country is a land where a lot of outdoor sports are practiced and the Martín Fiz Marathon is the clearest example of this. Many popular races are held every year and each one represents a new opportunity to improve oneself. If you have experience in other races, if you have trained and want to get started in the art of running or you simply want to enjoy the outdoors while you test your physique and willpower, these are the most popular races in the Basque Country that you won’t want to miss.

Get your trainers ready, keep your hopes up and soon enough you’ll be wearing your marathon bib number to the top. Furthermore, these popular races are the perfect opportunity to get to know some of the most interesting places in the Basque Country. This is the case of the Half Marathon (21 km) Puente Bizkaia, which will take place on May 20th. Also popularly known as ‘the Hanging Bridge’ (for being the world’s first air ferry), this emblematic construction, declared a World Heritage Site, will celebrate its 125th anniversary, attracting countless visitors to Portugalete every year. Shall we add a nice view and sport? In addition, a 21 km race will be held. Those who love roller skating can compete in their skates.

May 27th has been confirmed as the date of the Zegama Aizkorri Mendi Maratoia Alpine Marathon. This mountain marathon will score points for the 2018 World Mountain Racing Championships and will be held in Zegama, Gipuzkoa. In this section of the protected natural area of Aizkorri Park, a very demanding route has been designed, both for the unevenness of the terrain and the heights in which it is held. And if you didn’t think this was enough, I hope you won’t have any problem running at night, because the Bilbao Night Marathon will be held on the 20th of October. You have time to get in shape! This is one of the most popular races for all athletes. In order for any runner with different physical conditions to participate, the race is divided into distances of 42 km, 21 km and 10 km.

Martín Fiz Marathon

The sixteenth edition of the Martín Fiz Marathon will be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz on May 6th. We are warming up for this international race! There are three routes: the marathon (42,195 meters), the half marathon (21,097 meters) and a popular race of 10,000 meters. Departure times are still to be confirmed. If you like roller skating, you have the possibility to register for the marathon and the half marathon. The younger ones will also be able to participate in the Txiki Race and feel like another athlete in the competition.

Zarautz International Triathlon

The 32nd edition of the Zarautz Triathlon will take place on June 9th and holds high expectations by many. You can be one of the participants or encourage the triathletes who will arrive from all the autonomous communities of Spain. More than 2,000 people will test their limits in what promises to be one of the most interesting events of the year.  

Behobia San Sebastián

We’ll end the year with the Behobia San Sebastián on November 11th. With a distance of 20 km the exit will be in Behobia, Irún. It is one of the most demanding popular races with complicated passes such as the Alto de Miracruz and the Gaintxurizketa. The competition categories are divided into junior, promising, senior, veterans and people with disabilities.

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