One of the fastest half marathons in the world!
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.
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.