The Bilbao Night Marathon is certainly one of a kind. As its title suggests, this is a marathon that kicks off at 9pm with a firework display to keep you entertained as you run through the streets of this beautiful Basque city. You can choose to enter the 10k, 21k or full-length 42k marathon, starting and ending at the gorgeous Guggenheim Museum. The race is extremely well-supported by the community and you’ll be cheered on by locals, live musicians and DJs, all helping you on your nocturnal journey through the city. If you’re a runner, it’s definitely a marathon to tick off your to-do list!
The Bilbao Night Marathon takes place on 21st October 2018 and starts and ends at the city’s Guggenheim Museum. If you’d like to participate, you can enter the 10k, 21k or 42k run or take part in the Pirate Race, or Carrera Pirata which is a 7km fun run or walk. To get to the city, take a flight to Bilbao airport and then take a local bus for 9 kilometres to Gran Vía in the city centre. To find out more about the marathon and how to register for any of the distances, head to the official website.
If you’re planning to attend the Bilbao event and you’ve never run a night marathon before, there is one thing you should be aware of: although this event is a bona fide marathon, it has a more laid-back, relaxed feel to it than your average daytime race. Part of the reason for this is the scheduling - the fact that it happens at night means that everyone is in the mood for a party. You’ll be running down the narrow streets of the old town with fireworks popping above you and the latest house music pumping on either side. It may just be the most fun marathon you’ve ever run!
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If you’re planning your trip to Bilbao, you’ll find that there’s plenty to see and do in this beautiful historic city, including: a stroll around the Casco Viejo; a trip to see the Basilica de Begona; and if you’d like to go a bit further afield, book a day trip to nearby San Sebastián.
To find out more information about this unique sporting event, please have a look at the official website, where you’ll be able to find out how to register for the marathon, take a look at the marathon route and find out more about the race classifications.
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