Valencia has the magic to make you feel at home when you visit. Considered the best city in the world to live, an enviable climate that gives you almost 365 days a year and endless leisure options, this city will captivate you from the first moment and will leave you wanting to return.
For those who are passionate about athletics, the most anticipated event of the year arrives: the Valencia Marathon. Imagine running 42 kilometers on a flat course that offers spectacular panoramic views of the city. Best of all, the Valencia 42k is known worldwide for being the stage where athletes achieve their personal bests. With the coveted platinum label awarded by World Athletics and recognition as the best marathon in Spain according to the RFEA, this is an experience not to be missed.
Would you like to know more? From HQ Rooms we invite you to get to know the splendid city of Turia, scene of the fastest marathon in Spain. Read on to find out all the information and why this event has become a must for running lovers from all over the world.
The Valencia Marathon, also known as the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon, has established itself, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most important sporting events in the capital of the Turia. It has been held every year since March 29, 1981, when the first edition of the 42k took place in Valencia. That first edition was followed by 30 more, starting at the Paseo de la Alameda. A year later, when it was the 31st edition, in 2011, the Sociedad Deportiva Correcaminos partnered with the City Council of Valencia to place the Marathon in Valencia as a very marked date at international level.
After that year, there have been changes in the circuit, dates and concept, creating what is now known as the fastest foot race in the world. A milestone for Spanish and international athletics.
During the Valencia 42k, participants can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city. However, this sporting experience is not only limited to the race. Valencia is a city full of charming corners, many years of history and great cultural richness. Visit the city during these dates and enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year and all the plans and activities offered by the Valencian capital.
The next Valencia 42k will be held at the end of the year, on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Before this date, running fans have the opportunity to prepare, and get to know the city on foot, with other running events. Recently we told you about the 15k Nocturna Valencia, where you can discover the most emblematic places of the city under the moonlight. It will take place on September 30 at Ingeniero Manuel Soto Avenue, where the starting gun will be fired.
Three weeks later, the half marathon will take place in Valencia, on Sunday, October 22. The Trinidad Alfonso Zurich Valencia Half Marathon 2023 will welcome 22,000 runners and will once again start and finish at the Avinguda dels Tarongers. Don't miss any of these sporting events!
Registration for the Valencia 42k is very simple. Athletes who are going to participate this year, just have to access the official website of the event, in the registration section. The price of the bib is divided into tranches. The first 10,000 bibs come with an initial price of 70 €, the next 10,000 bibs are at 100 €, up to 180 € of the waiting list.
Currently, it is only possible to register to the waiting list. Here is a brief description of how it works:
In order of registration, the application is included in the waiting list until the bibs become available (due to cancellations that have been previously accepted by the organization of the event).
When a bib becomes free and is assigned to you, a code will be sent to your registration email. You have 48 hours from the time of issuance and sending to register on the platform. Otherwise, the code and application will be automatically cancelled.
In case the code and the application has expired, you will be able to start the process again. Remember, you cannot make more than one application at the same time, the DNI and the e-mail account must be unique.
In order to ensure the participant's interest, a deposit of 5 euros will be withheld for 15 days when applying to join the waiting list. After these days, the amount will be automatically refunded.
You will be able to check at any time the order in which you are on the waiting list or unsubscribe.
The 2023 edition is expected to host 33,000 participants from all over the world. For this reason, it is essential to ensure accommodation where you can rest well. In HQ Rooms we have apartments in Valencia fully equipped and with a privileged location, ideal to be your accommodation during the Valencia Marathon.
Our two-bedroom apartments in Valencia are located in the heart of the city center, close to different metro stops, bus stops, train stops, and of course, all the tourist attractions. And for after the big race, we recommend the best restaurants in the center of Valencia. You can check all our promotions and availability for these dates on our website, we are waiting for you!Plans and activities