The Lisbon Half Marathon will be taking place in March over a course that takes runners across the 25 de Abril bridge and offers them some beautiful panoramic views over the city.
This race covers a distance of 21,097 metres from its start at the toll booths on the opposite bank of the River Tagus to the finishing line in front of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém. It forms part of the Official Calendar of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) and its competitors will include some of the world’s top athletes.
Included in the programme for the Half Marathon and starting at the same time as the main event is the Mini-Marathon, which covers a distance of 7,200 metres and is open to all those who wish to participate, being essentially more of a social event than an actual competition.
If you’re in Lisbon, come and join in this festival of sport, which last year reached a world record number of 37,000 participants. And take advantage of this great opportunity to cross over the 25 de Abril bridge on foot, appreciating the magnificent view that it offers over the Portuguese capital.
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