Mass spring half marathon, the World Athletics Silver Label Road Race, the route passes through the center of Madrid

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In brief

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Date:
11 April 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 20.000,
half marathon 2019 — 18.627
Course Record: 1:01:47 (half marathon) Kipkemoi Kiprono, Kenia, 2019
Entry fee:
€22.8—50 half marathon

The Madrid Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Madrid, Spain. The official name of the event is Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid. About 20.000 athletes take part in half marathon race and other competitions (18.627 runners completed half marathon in 2019).

Predecessor of the Madrid Half Marathon was a 20km race — 20 kilómetros Villa de Madrid, it was arranged since 1989.

In 2019 the Kenyan athlete Kipkemoi Kiprono finished the Madrid Half Marathon with 1:01:47 result and broke the course record.

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

Another Madrid Half Marathon together with Marathon is held in September — EDP Maratón de Rock’n’Roll Madrid & ½.

More about Madrid and its attractions you may find here.

Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2019

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 9:15 11 April 2021 (Sunday) from Paseo del Prado next to Plaza de la Cibeles.

Age limit: born in 2003 and earlier.

3.1mi/5km Race (Carrera 5k — ProFuturo)

The 3.1mi/5km race starts at 9:00 11 April 2021 (Sunday) from Paseo del Prado next to Plaza de la Cibeles.

Age limit: born in 2007 and earlier.

Entry fee: €8.6—20.

Course of the 3.1mi/5km race Carrera 5k --- ProFuturo

Course of the 3.1mi/5km race Carrera 5k — ProFuturo

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Course

The one lap course of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 tracks along the streets of Spanish capital.

The route is marked with blue line.

Highlights of the course:

  • twin skyscrapers Columbus Towers (Torres de Colón), built from top to bottom in 1976;
  • Cuatro Torres (Four Towers), the tallest skyscrapers in Spain;
  • Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), built in the beginning of the XX century;
  • Prado Museum (Museo Nacional del Prado), one of the most visited sites in the world, and one of the world greatest art museums;
  • Neptune Fountain (Fuente de Neptuno).
Course of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020 with altitude profile

Course of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020 with altitude profile

Course map animation, Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2018

Start for all races of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 is on Paseo del Prado close to Plaza de la Cibeles.

Finish is not far from the start — on Paseo del Prado near Plaza Murillo.

Finish zone, Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

Finish zone, Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

You may find the official course map of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 here.

The Madrid Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the expected finish time. The starting block is indicated on the bib number. You may start from the slower block.

Starting blocks, Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

Starting blocks, Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

Time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours.

The pace makers of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Target times for half marathon are following: 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 5km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with water, isotonic drink, energy gel and bars. Toilets are at km 11 of the route, at the start and finish line.

Before the start runners may leave their personal belongings from 7:30 11 April 2021 (Sunday) in the deposit area next to Plaza de Neptuno, not far from the start and finish line.

Wardrobe service, the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

Wardrobe service, the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2020

The route of the Madrid Half Marathon 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and approved by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (Real Federación Española de Atletismo, RFEA). The event is one of the World Athletics Silver Label Road Races.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 7 April 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 9 and 10 April 2021 (Friday and Saturday) at the Expo of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 in the Pavillion 12 of the exhibition centre IFEMA — Feria de Madrid (Pabellón 12 de IFEMA — Feria de Madrid, Avda. del Partenón, 5, Madrid).

The entry fee for the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 30 September 2020 — €22.8,
from 1 October till 30 November 2020 — €24.8,
from 1 December 2020 till 28 February 2021 — €26.8,
from 1 March till 7 April 2021 — €28.8,
9—10 April 2021 at the Expo — €50.

The cost of the one day license of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (Real Federación Española de Atletismo) — €3 is added to the entry fee unless you own the license or the card Corredor Plus.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Race T-shirt (in size available upon pick-up)
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities
  • Online race results
  • Participant video (5 km, 10 km, 15 km and finish)
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Accident insurance for the time of the race
  • Medical aid if necessary

At extra charge you may order medal engraving, cancellation insurance (€3).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021 — Feria del Corredor in the Pavillion 12 of the exhibition centre IFEMA — Feria de Madrid (Pabellón 12 de IFEMA — Feria de Madrid, Avda. del Partenón, 5, Madrid).

Exhibition centre IFEMA --- Feria de Madrid

Exhibition centre IFEMA — Feria de Madrid

Pick-up desks schedule:
9 and 10 April 2021 (Friday and Saturday) from 10:00 till 20:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo, your confirmation letter or receipt.

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

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Madrid Half Marathon (Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (half marathon)
1. Kipkemoi Kiprono 01:01:47
2. Tesfaye Abera 01:01:59
3. Ronald Kiprotich Kirui 01:02:02

Women (half marathon)
1. Tigist Teshome Ayanu 01:10:08
2. Hawi Megersa 01:10:55
3. Abebech Mulugeta 01:11:08

* Source: en.mediomaratonmadrid.es

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Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Agrupación Deportiva Marathon
Calle de Villaamil, 65,
28039 Madrid
Spain
tel. +34 91 402 6962

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 29 March 2020 (race cancelled)
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 4°C – 19°C (36°F – 66°F)
Wind: 5 km/h (3 mph)
Date: 7 April 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 4°C – 14°C (36°F – 57°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (9 mph)
Date: 8 April 2018
Drizzle overnight.
Temperature: 5°C – 14°C (41°F – 57°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)

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Flights to Madrid

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Prices are for round trip flights 9 April 2021 — 12 April 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 Madrid from Madrid Airport (MAD) 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.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in April 2021

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

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