Portugal Sport and Adventure

Run in Portugal

Lisbon Marathon

Lisbon Marathon: possibly the most famous run in Portugal!

Portugal is a great country for runners with a sunny and mild climate for much of the year, a wide variety of landscapes to explore and races at all levels. Highlights for the coming year for road runners include the ever popular and fast Lisbon marathon and half marathons and the Douro Valley marathon and half marathon- a really spectacular setting amongst the vineyards of the Douro River Valley a UNESCO protected site. Portugal's wild and rugged interior means trail runners are spoilt for choice with many routes that promise to be breathtaking in every sense of the word! The ultimate challenge has to be the 100km Madeira Ultra trail though the 'oh meu Deus' and EnduroTrail runs also sound aptly named! The famous beach half marathon takes place in May and there are a number of quirky runs in Portugal including the annual Porto a Subir race up the steps of this hilly city and the Men Vs Women race also in Porto. Finally you'll find a good selection of shorter runs, that attract both higly competitive athletes and more casual runners, and charity races such as the Race for Life.

Advance entry is required for most races and there are often discounts for early entry. Dates or details may be subject to change so we recommend contacting the organisers before making travel arrangements.

Here is a list of upcoming runs in Portugal, many races have websites that are currently only available in Portuguese so please also contact us with any queries. We will be adding new races throughout the year. If you are coming to Portugal to watch or compete in a race we can arrange accommodation, car hire and activities for family members at highly competitive rates so please contact us for any help or queries regarding running in Portugal.

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Running in Portugal Race Calendar


January February March April May June July August September October November December

  • 8th Vilamoura 1st Eco Half Marathon
  • 14th and 15th 3rd Trilhos do Paleozóico, 48km, 23km and 12km trail run sign up
  • 15th 10km Charity Run Refood Parque das Nações, Lisbon
  • 15th 10km Fathers' Day Run, Porto
  • 15th 10km Charity Run and Walk, Alfragide, Amadora
  • 15th 21km and 10km Costa Saloia Trail Run, Mucifal, Colares
  • 21st Vitalis 7km, Jamor, Lisbon
  • 22nd Lisbon Half Marathon, also a 5 mile mini marathon, Almada, Lisbon sign up
  • 22nd Almeirim Trail run, 17km or 30km, Almeirim
  • 22nd 20km Verde Run, Coimbra
  • 22nd 13th Trilhos de Mogadouro - Almond blossom trail, 20.80km Valverde, Mogadouro
  • 28th 3rd INATEL Piódão Trail Running, 50km, 21km, 15km Piódão, Arganil
  • 29th Monsaraz Trail Running, 25km, 12km Monsaraz
  • 29th Alvelos Trail Running, 25km, 15km Barcelos
  • 29th Corrida do Mar 2015, 10km, Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos
  • 29th 12 Km Salvaterra de Magos,
  • 29th Corrida do Mar 2015, 10km, Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos
  • 29th 10km Charity Run ISCPSI / APAV, Lisbon

  • April

  • 3rd Serra dos Candeeiros Trail, 42km, 21km, Pedreiras, Porto de Mós, details and entries
  • 3rd to 5th Algarve Challenge, in Castro Marim, 3 days, 3 races: 3rd April 5.5km cross country, 4th April 5km on beach, 5th April, half marathon, do all three or just one! Accommodation available, inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 4th Trail AldE’A Isabelinha, 18km, Viatodos, Barcelos, info@aldea.pt
  • 4th Abitureiras Night Trail Running, 30km, 17km, geral@trilhoperdido.com
  • 4th Trail Terras do Lidador by Night, 18km, Maia, details and entries
  • 9th to 12th Madeira Island Ultra Trail take on this challenging 115 km on spectacular but mountainous tracks around Porto Moniz, Machico, Encumeada, Ruivo (1861 m) and Areeiro. details and entries
  • 11th Território Circuito Centro 40km, 20km trail run, Serta near Tomar, geral@horizontes.com.pt
  • 11thPosta ao Bife 21km mountain road run, Arouca, info@congresstur.pt
  • 12th Trail de Serras de Fafe 23km, 13km, Aboim, Fafe
  • 12th 76th Estafeta Cascais-Oeiras-Lisbon 20km, Portugal's oldest road race! inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 12th Athletics Grand Prize 8.5km, 2.8km, Charneca de Caparica, aacc.chcaparica@sapo.pt
  • 26thColour Run, Coimbra run or walk in the rainbow! info@thecolorrun.pt
  • 26th 1st UNAPAMAS race 10km and 5km road races, Amadora, inscricoes@xistarca.pt

  • May

  • 1st to 3rd Madeira Orienteering Meeting three days of orienteering open to all, aventuramadeira@gmail.com.
  • 2nd Lisboa Triathlon half ironman distance, lisboatriathlon@gmail.com
  • 2nd Wings for Life World Run 35 locations, six continents and one simultaneous race! The Portugal one is in Porto, sign up!
  • 3rd Blue Run 10km, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, dress in blue!
  • 3rd Lagos Half Marathon, Algarve, olimpicoclubedelagos@hotmail.com
  • 10th Corrida das Impostas picturesque 10km and 4km road race along the river bank to protest for fairer taxes! Lisbon, inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 16th Colour Run, Cascais 5km run or walk in the rainbow! info@thecolorrun.pt
  • 17th Douro Half Marathon one of the world's most beautiful half marathons, there is also a 6km race, sign up!
  • 17th Grande Premio 10km run, Quarteira, Praca do Mar 11am
  • 22nd to 24th Estrela Grand Trail 85km and 25km race and hike in fantastic mountain scenery, jpctrinidade@gmail.com
  • 23rd Corrida do Ambiente night race 10km race and 4km walk, Sintra, inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 26th 1st Naval Base race 10km and 5km road races, Lisbon, inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 30th Colour Run, Braga 5km run or walk in the rainbow! info@thecolorrun.pt
  • 30th Azores Trail Run 22km and 48km runs through breathtaking surroundings (in both senses of the word!), Faial, Azores, azorestrailrun@azorestrailrun.com

  • June

  • 21st 2nd Air Base race 10km and 5km road races, Montijo, inscricoes@xistarca.pt

  • July

    Not many runs because it's hot!

  • 21st to 30th August Pt281+ Ultramarathon 281km race along spectacular but challenging trails! geral@horizontes.com.pt
  • br> September

  • 26th September Grande Trail da Serra D'Arga 2015 53km, 33km, 23km, 17km, 13km trail run
  • 26th September 5º Grande Premio de Atletismo da Amieirinha 9.6km, Marinha Grande
  • 26th September 1º Trailouco Noturno da UDCA nocturnal trail run, 15km, 30km, Vila Franca de Xira
  • 26th September 1ª Corrida das Vindimas 10km Cartaxo
  • 26th September Marginal à Noite 8km night run, Matosinhos
  • 27th September Madeira Uphill 2000 10km, 21.1km, Funchal, Madeira
  • 27th September 2º Trail do Dragão 15km, 30km, Arrabal, Leiria
  • 26th September Corrida do Aeroporto 2015 10km, Lisbon
  • 26th September Global Energy Bimbo - Lisboa corre pela Paz 10km run for peace, Lisbon

  • October

  • 3rd October Douro Ultra Trail 2015 15km, 45km, 80km trail run, sign up!
  • 3rd October 3º Duratrail 25km hilly trail run in Arrabida natural park, Setubal, geral@lap2go.com
  • 3rd October 5ª Corrida da Água 10km, Lisbon, sign up!
  • 3rd October Madeira Trail Runs 11km and 23km trail run, Santa Cruz, Madeira, trailsantacruz@gmail.com
  • 3rd October S. Miguel Trail - Por Terras de S. Rosendo 17km trail run, Santo Tirso, Sao Miguel, Azores, only €1 to enter or €5 with dinner sign up!
  • 3rd October Corrida do Parque à Noite 2015 8km park night run, geral@runporto.com
  • 10th October Epic Trail Run Azores 15km, 21km, 45km trail run, Sao Miguel, Azores, geral@epictrailrunazores.com
  • 11th October Trail Da Guarita 12km, 20km, 43km trail run, Vila Cova, Barcelos, geral@experienciar.pt
  • 11th October Trail da Srª do Salto 12km, 21km trail run, Recarei, Paredes, desportave@desportave.pt
  • 11th October Redcross Trail 15km, 30km trail run, Quiaios, Figueira da Foz cvpmaiorca@gmail.com
  • 11th October Trail da Ladeia 12km, 25km trail run, Alvorge, Ansião, alvorge.trail@gmail.com
  • 11th October Corrida Mover 2015 10km, Lisbon sign up!
  • 11th October 18ª Meia Maratona Ribeirinha da Moita half marathon, Moita, cabb@cabb.pt,
  • 11th October Corrida Sporting 2015 10km, Lisbon, inscricoes@xistarca.pt
  • 11th October 2ª Meia Maratona de Coimbra Coimbra half marathon, sign up!
  • 18th October Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Lisbon also half marathon and mini marathon, sign up!

  • November

  • 14th November Trail do Zêzere 70km, 35km, 20km runs, 15km walk and kids' trails from 1km to 2km, Ferreira do Zêzere, traildozezere@gmail.com.
  • 14th November Circuito Lisboa a Mexer 10km urban trail, Monsanto, Lisbon, free entry!
  • 15th November Tavira Half Marathon sign up.
  • 21st November Câmara de Lobos Trail, Madeira 47km, 22km, 8.50km trail runs, trailcamaradelobos@gmail.com
  • 22nd November 6th Trail Amigos da Montanha 65km, 35km, 18km trail, Barcelos, info@amigosdamontanha.com
  • 22nd November Evora Half Marathon also a 10km option,info@globalsport.pt
  • 28th November 3º Trail Transfronteiriço de Barrancos 55km, 25km trail run crossing the Spanish/Portuguese border, also 12km walk, associacao.omundodacorrida@gmail.com
  • 28th November 2nd Run Against Hunger 10km road run, Lisbon, entries.
  • 29th November Geres Marathon The world's toughest road marathon! Also 21km, 13.50km, 8km options, organised by Carlos Sa one of Portugal and the world's top ultra runners.more info.

  • December

  • 5th December Valongo Nocturnal Trail 18km, Valongo, geral@lap2go.com.
  • 6th December Silvestre Trail 42km, 25km, 12km trail, nr Viano do Castelo, trailssilvestre@hotmail.com
  • 6th December Trail Run Ermegeira e Mataçães 24km, 14km, 12km, turrestrail@gmail.com
  • 6th December 2nd Trail de Fatima 30km, 15km trail run nr Fatima, geral@triatlodefatima.com
  • 6th December Meia Maratona dos Descobrimentos half marathon road run, also a 10km, Lisbon, sign up before 2nd
  • 8th December Grande Prémio de Santa Bárbara 10km, Aljustrel, Alentejo, narm.messejana@hotmail.com
  • 12th December Trilhos da Javali 15km run or 8km walk through the Serra da Arrabida natural park, Setubal, amcf.arrabidatrail@gmail.com
  • 12th December 4th Leiria Xmas Night Trail 25km or 12km trail run, secretaria@offtelrunners.pt
  • 13th December 58th Grande Premio de Natal 10km road race, Lisbon entries.
  • 19th December Ericeira Trail Run 2015 51km, 26km, horizonteseventos@gmail.com
  • 19th December Sao Silvestre Runs 10km runs in Lousada, Vila do Conde, Ovar, Torres Novas and Gondomar, also on 20th in Portalegre please ask us for more details
  • 20th December Trail do Cabo Espichel Sport Life 30km, 15km trail race, Sesimbra sign up!
  • 20th December Amarante Christmas Trail sign up!
  • 20th December Sao Silvestre de Santa Maria Maior 10km run in the heart of Lisbon, geral@acorrer.pt
  • 20th December 3rd Xmas Trail 18km, 10km trail run, Matosinhos nr Porto, sold out!
  • 26th December Sao Silvestre Lisboa 10km run, Lisbon, info@saosilvestredelisboa.com
  • 26th to 31st December Sao Silvestre Runs in Batalha, Amares, Coimbra, Porto, Lisbon, Amadora, Quarteira and more towns please ask for details

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