May 9, 2021

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon

One of the fastest half marathons in the world!

1:05:44

Susan Chepkemei (KEN), 2001

Women's record

16,500

Record number of runners

Record finishers

0:58:23

Zersenay Tadese (ERI), 2010

Men's record

35,000 runners flock to Portugal’s capital every year for the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon and Vodafone 10k, creating a festival of sport and making this Portugal’s biggest running event.

The course follows the shores of the River Tagus, with an unforgettable start crossing the impressive 25 de Abril bridge and a finish overlooked by the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos monument. The race attracts athletes from all walks of life and at a range of ability levels, from elites to first time runners.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon promises runners a great chance at a PB, with a course that has twice played host to the half marathon world record, in 2000 and 2010.

Ways to get involved

Series Pass

If you would like to purchase an entry ticket to this event and all others within the series.
Event entry tickets can be redeemed within 36 months from the purchase date of the series entry ticket.

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Event Entry

The event entry is currently closed, however there may be Charity Places still available. Please visit our Charity listings.

Charity Place

If you'd like to run any of the five events, or the whole series, for charity you can either apply for a guaranteed charity entry or use your own entry to raise funds. Our charity partners would love your support.

Charity listings

Unassuming Lisbon is both one of Europe’s most enchanting cities to visit and a gem that will have visitors wanting to see more of the country.

Lisbon sits on the steep hills around the River Tagus. This old imperial outpost has some charming sites and a small manageable feel which only adds to its attraction. Get a street map and head out to wander, as this is a city that will reward you for exploring.

Top 5 things to do in Lisbon:

Castelo de Sao Jorge. A stunning castle overlooking the city. A fort of one kind or another has been on this site for well over a thousand years.
 
Alleys of Alfama. Laying in the shadow of the castle, the alleyways of Alfama are a fascinating place to meander through at any time.

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. The best of Lisbon’s many museums, housing one of the finest collections of paintings, sculptures and porcelain in Europe.
 
Casa de Fado. Fado is the wistful, melancholic music that the Portuguese believe is part of their spirit. Dressed in black, singers and guitarist lament love, life and death.

Elevador de Santa Justa. A large viewing platform sits on top of this imperial age edifice, affording magnificent views of the Baixa district.