First taking place in 1991, the Lisbon Half Marathon is a popular Gold Label Road Race which takes place across the city snaking past some of the capital’s most iconic monuments. Attracting a crowd of around 35,000 runners, this 13.1 mile race starts on the breathtaking 25th April Bridge, or Ponte 25 de Abril. The race has featured some high profile participants during its history with full marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie winning it in 2008. The 2010 race saw Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese smashing the men’s half marathon world record which still stands to this day. Whether you’d like to participate in the race or spectate, there’s bound to be plenty to entertain you.
To get to the starting point, take the metro to Pragal station and then follow the signposts for the 15-minute walk to the Bridge. If you’re participating in the race, metro travel is free of charge from 8am to 10am. If you’d like to register to take part in the race, you can do so here at a price of €38. The charge includes a free T-shirt and official Runners Bag. Do make sure that you collect your bib from the Sport Expo in Praça do Império before as you won’t be able to pick it up on race day.
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While you’re in Lisbon, you’ll find that there’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city, including: Castelo de Sao Jorge, Miradoura da Graca and the Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta.
To find out more information about this popular race, please head to the Lisbon Half Marathon official website where you’ll be able to buy tickets, check out the official programme of events and see past winners and photo galleries
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