A World Athletics Bronze Label Road Race marathon, 15km and 6km races in Porto, the second-largest Portugal city, where the Douro River flows into the Atlantic Ocean


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

7 November 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 15.000,
marathon 2019 — 3.762
Course Record: 2:09:05 (marathon) Robert Chemonges, Uganda, 2018
Entry fee:
€50—100 marathon

The Porto Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Porto, Portugal. The official name of the event is Maratona do Porto EDP. About 15.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (3.762 runners completed marathon in 2019).

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

The Porto Marathon 2021 is a qualifying event for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age group World Championships.

In September you may run Porto Half Marathon (Hyundai Meia Maratona do Porto).

More about Porto and its attractions you may find here.

Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2019

Events and activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Maratona do Porto EDP)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 9:00 7 November 2021 (Sunday) from Via do Castelo do Queijo near the city park Parque da Cidade do Porto.

Age limit: born in 2001 or earlier.

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The course of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 tracks within the Porto Metropolitan Area (Área Metropolitana do Porto). The route goes around the city park Parque da Cidade do Porto to the town of Matosinhos and back, past the installation She Changes (aka Anémona), Fort of São Francisco do Queijo (Castelo do Queijo), one of Portugal’s major seaports Porto de Leixões. The river Leça (Rio Leça) is crossed over the bridge Ponte móvel de Leça. Marathoners run along the ocean coast and the right bank of the Douro River, turn over near Freixo and repeat their route to the finish line.

Course of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021

Course of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021

Course map animation, Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021

The start of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 is on Via do Castelo do Queijo near the city park Parque da Cidade do Porto.

The finish is not far from the start, on Avenida do Parque, next to the Parque da Cidade do Porto.

You may find the official course map of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 here.

The Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the expected finish time.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours.

The pace makers of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by flags or balloons marked with the corresponding finish time. Finish times for marathon are following: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 5km of the route and at the finish. Additional stations are installed in case of hot weather. The stations provide runners with drinking water Vitalis, isotonic drink Powerade, fruit, marmalade, water for sponges. Finishers also get beer Super Bock.

Before the start you may leave your personal belongings in the deposit area. The stuff must be packed in a bag, marked with your bib number.

The route of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


You may sign up for races of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 2 November 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for races 5—6 November 2021 (Friday — Saturday) at the Expo of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021, located at the Porto Customshouse Congress Centre (Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto), R. Nova da Alfândega, 4050-430 Porto.

The entry fee for the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 30 June 2021 — €50;
from 1 July till 31 August 2021 — €60;
1—30 September 2021 — €70;
from 1 October till 2 November 2021 — €80;
5—6 November 2021 at the Expo — €100.

Till 7 October 2021, you may switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable) or transfer your registration to another person (for a fee of €5). More info is here.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • 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
  • Shower after finish
  • Insurance for the time of the race
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

With VIP registration (€125), you have the following advantages:

  • Sub-elite bib number
  • Start in the front line
  • Parking in the start and finish zone
  • VIP-zone access, wardrobe and catering
  • Results via SMS
  • Pasta Party voucher

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2021, located at the Porto Customshouse Congress Centre (Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto), R. Nova da Alfândega, 4050-430 Porto.
Pick-up desks schedule:
5—6 ноября 2021 с 10:00 до 19:00.

Expo of the Porto Marathon (Maratona do Porto EDP) 2019

To get your Race Pack you should show your photo ID, confirmation email and COVID certificate valid for the time of the race.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Deso Gelmisa (ETH) 02:09:05
2. Victor Kiplimo (KEN) 02:10:56
3. Debele Belda (ETH) 02:14:22

Women (marathon)
1. Bontu Bekele Gada (ETH) 02:33:38
2. Mestawot Tadesse (ETH) 02:39:14
3. Genet Getaneh (ETH) 02:40:59

* Source: www.maratonadoporto.com

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

Contact information and links

Organizer’s address:
Runporto.com, Lda
Rua António Silva Torres 128
4475-455 Nogueira da Maia,
tel. +351220304726

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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: 8 November 2020 (race cancelled)
Rain all day. 18.2 mm of precipitation.
Temperature: 13°C – 17°C
Wind: 28 km/h
Date: 3 November 2019
Mostly cloudy. Light rain all day. 7.2 mm of precipitation.
Temperature: 14°C – 17°C
Wind: 16 km/h
Date: 4 November 2018
Wind and fog until noon, then mostly cloudy.
Temperature: 11°C – 13°C
Wind: 28 km/h

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Flights to Porto

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 5 November 2021 — 8 November 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 Porto from Porto Airport (OPO) 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.


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 Porto

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

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 November 2021

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

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