Fast spring half marathon in Lisbon, one of World Athletics Gold Label Road Races, 10km and 7km races, family and kids competitions

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In brief

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Date:
9 May 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 35.000,
half marathon 2019 — 10.607
Course Record: 0:58:23 (half marathon) Zersenay Tadese, Eritrea, 2010
Entry fee:
from €60 half marathon

The Lisbon Half Marathon is an annual spring long-distance running event held in Lisbon, Portugal. The official name of the event is EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa. About 35.000 athletes take part in half marathon race and other competitions (10.607 completed half-marathon in 2019).

The Lisbon Half Marathon is in Superhalfs series along with half marathons in Prague (Sportisimo 1/2Maraton Praha), Copenhagen (Copenhagen Half Marathon), Cardiff (Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon) and Valencia (Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP).

In autumn you may run Lisbon Marathon and Half Marathon (EDP Maratona de Lisboa).

In 2020 the Lisbon Half Marathon was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

More about Lisbon and its attractions you may find here.

Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2019

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa)

The Half Marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:30 9 May 2021 (Sunday) from the Tolls’ Square of the 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) on the left (south) bank of the Tagus (Tejo) river in Almada.

6.2mi/10km Race (Vodafone 10k)

The 6.2mi/10km race starts at 9:30 9 May 2021 (Sunday) from the Tolls’ Square of the 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) on the left (south) bank of the Tagus (Tejo) river in Almada.

Entry fee: from €50.

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Course

The course of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 begins in Almada on the Southern bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). The route crosses the river by the 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) and runs along the Tagus till Algés.

Highlights of the course:

  • Sanctuary of Christ the King (Cristo Rei) in Almada,
  • railway and ferry station Cais do Sodré,
  • cultural centre Tejo Power Station, aka Electricity Museum (Museu da Electricidade),
  • Monument to Discoveries (Monumento dos Descobrimentos) in Belém,
  • Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), 16th-century fortification, a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, example of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style.

The route of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 is traffic free for the time of races.

Course of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2020

Course of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2020

Start for all Sunday races of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 is from the Tolls’ Square of the 25 de Abril Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) on the left (south) bank of the Tagus (Tejo) river in Almada.

The finish is at Praça do Império in front of the Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in Belém.

You may find the official course map of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 here.

Time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours.

6 water and nutrition stations are located on the half marathon route. The stations provide runners with drinking water Água de Luso, isotonic drink Powerade, energy gel, banana from Madeira. Finishers also get ice-cream.

9 May 2021 (Sunday) the Lisbon public transport (subway, buses and trains) is free for race participants (by presenting their bib numbers).To get to the starting line you need to use the Fertagus train to arrive to the Pragal station and then walk about 2km.

The route of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The event is one of the World Athletics Gold Label Road Races.

Registration

You may sign up for the races of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 15 March 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 6—8 May 2021 (Thursday — Saturday) at the Expo of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 — Feira do Desporto e Lazer at the hall Tejo of Altice Arena (Sala Tejo da Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-2331 Lisboa).

The entry fee for the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 increases from €60 as the race date approach.

You may switch from half marathon to 10km distance 6—8 May 2021 (Thursday — Saturday) at the Expo of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Free use of Lisbon public transport 9 May 2021, your bib number serves as a ticket
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021 — Feira do Desporto e Lazer at the hall Tejo of Altice Arena (Sala Tejo da Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-2331 Lisboa).
Pick-up desks schedule:
6—8 May 2021 (Thursday — Saturday) from 10:00 till 20:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo, your confirmation letter with barcode (sent via email).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID, your confirmation letter.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Lisbon Half Marathon (EDP Meia Maratona de Lisboa) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (half marathon)
1. Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 59:37
2. Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu (ETH) 59:42
3. Isaac Kipsang Temoi (KEN) 59:44

Women (half marathon)
1. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (KEN) 1:06:34
2. Zeneba Yimer (ETH) 1:08:07
3. Sandra Suei Felis (KEN) 1:08:14

* Source: www.athlinks.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Maratona Clube de Portugal
Bairro Franscisco Sá Carneiro
Av. João Freitas Branco 10
Laveiras, 2760-073 CAXIAS
Portugal
tel. +351 214413182

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 22 March 2020 (race сancelled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 7°C – 19°C (45°F – 65°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 17 March 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 9°C – 17°C (48°F – 65°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 11 March 2018
Rain throughout the day. Rain 5.5 mm (0.48 in).
Temperature: 10°C – 15°C (49°F – 59°F)
Wind: 30 km/h (22 mph)

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Flights to Lisbon

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 7 May 2021 — 10 May 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Lisbon from the Lisbon airport (LIS) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Lisbon

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Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in May 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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