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Calendar of road races in Valencia — The Running City — scheduled for 2018

14 December, 2017

Valencia — The Running City, has already drawn up its calendar of races for 2018. Once again, it will have a big range of trials over the following months, with races of all distances on offer for runners.

There are new features in the 14th ‘Divina Pastora’ [sponsoring insurance company] Circuit, with various new races such as the 1st Valencia City Run, the 1st Marta Fernández de Castro Race. There will also be variations on some of the classic trials in the city’s running calendar, which will be held on other dates next year.

Among other new features, one should note the creation of two new categories: universities, and ‘fallas’ [associations making Valencia’s huge, world-famed papier mâché figures for the festival of the same name]. This makes it possible for any runner to represent his/her ‘falla’ association or university. At the end of the race, prizes will be given for both the fastest times and the biggest number of entries, in both categories.

The youngest runners are not forgotten in the new events. Youngsters aged between 14 and 18 can represent their schools. At the end of the season, a prize will be given to the school with the greatest number of runners taking part.

Furthermore, all those taking part in at least 9 or 10 trials on the Circuit will automatically be entitled to a €3 discount on an entry to the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon, and €5 in the case of the Marathon, for the 2019 editions of these races.

Main 2018 Races

In addition, Valencia will hold three major international events in 2018. As well as the usual fixtures (albeit with new dates in 2018) — the Half-Marathon and Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, the 24th of March 2018 will also mark a new first in the city’s running history — the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso Half-Marathon World Championship in Valencia. This is yet one more step on the way to turn Valencia into the heart of the world’s road race scene. Thousands of amateur runners will get the chance to run alongside the world’s top athletes on the same circuit.

The new date for the Valencia Marathon is the 2nd of December. This is to avoid a clash with the Cheste Motorcycle Gran Prix. There have also been some changes to the usual dates for the races held towards the end of the year.

 

DAY MONTH EVENT
14th January 10-kilometre Valencia Ibercaja Race
27th January 37th King’s and Queen’s Cup for Clubs’ Indoor Track Events
28th January 20th ‘Galápagos’ Amateur Race (DP Circuit)
2nd February 2018 ‘City of Valencia’ Prize for Indoor Athletics
17th February 4th Charity Race for Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) Disease
18th February 6th 15-kilometre Valencia ‘Seaside Race’
17th and 18th February 54th Spanish Indoor Athletics Championship
25th February 4th ‘Never Stop Running’ Race (DP Circuit)
3rd March 1st Run round Valencia’s ‘Vents di Venezia’ Yacht Haven Race
4th March 5th 10-kilometre Women’s Race — Sportswomen’s Day
11th March 1st City Run (DP Circuit)
24th March 2018 IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso Half-Marathon World Championship in Valencia
28th March IES Serpis Charity Race
2nd April ’Red Nose’ Charity Race [proceeds to paediatric charity]
8th and 9th April 24-hour Dawn Valencia Endurance Run
8th April 7th Valencian Companies Race
14th April 5th Charity Run for Parkinson’s Disease
14th April 3rd CEIP Arquitecte Santiago Calatrava [primary school] Charity Run
15th April 14th Women’s Race
22nd April 5th José Antonio Redolat Race (DP Circuit)
28th April Seaside Schools Run
29th April 5th Ekiden Valencia Clínica Baviera (Relay Marathon).
29th April 6ª Holi Run – Colours Race
6th May 6th Amateur Red Cross Charity Race.
11th to 13th May AVAPACE Challenge
12th May 3rd Seaside Triathlon – Santander Triathlon Series
20th May 36th València Caixa Popular [bank] City Run
27th May Valencia FC Foundation Run (DP Circuit)
27th May 16th Valencia Amateur Triathlon (Pinedo)
31st May 3rd B2RUN
2nd June 6th 15-kilometre Banco Mediolanum Night Race
8th June Valencia Beach Run
10th June MD A300w Spanish Triathlon Cup. Valencia 113
17 June 1st Marta Fernández de Castro Race (DP Circuit)
8th July 7-kilometre El Palmar
8th July 2nd 10-kilometre Valencia Royal Yachting Club (RCNV)
2nd September 5th Carpesa Run
8th and 9th September 9th Valencia Triathlon. Valencia Yacht Haven
9th September 5th 10-kilometre Horta Castellar-L’Oliveral Race
17th September 6th Charity Run to Aid the Sahrawis
23rd September 42nd Run from Barris de Sant Marcel•lí to Sant Isidre (DP Circuit)
29th September RSR Valencian Fire Brigade Night Run
30th September Can-rrera Bioparc
7th October 9th ‘Falles’ Run (DP Circuit)
14th October Sanitas Marca Running Series Valencia
21st October 2018 Valencia Fights Cancer Run
28th October 28th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon.
4th November 18th Cabanyal Run (DP Circuit)
25 November 7th University of Valencia Race – Physical Education and Sports Department (DP Circuit)
25th November 6th Pack Run, Valencia Bioparc
2nd December 38th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon
2nd December 10-kilometre Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Race.
16th December EXERCISE Circuit (Alter Valencia)
16th December 31st Valencia Port Run
30th December 35th Valencia Saint Sylvester Run

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