FAQs Valencia Half-Marathon
BEFORE THE RACE
Where is The Runners‘ Fair (Expo Deporte) located?
In the marquee next to the Start/Finish line, in calle Ángel Villena (street) next to L’Alqueria del Basket (basketball centre). See approximate location here.
What are the Opening Hours?
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October, from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. (open all day).
What do I need to pick up my running bib and bag?
National ID, Passport or other valid identity document in force.
Can someone else pick up my running bib for me?
Yes but you must authorise that person through the Self-Service Area.
Can I pick up my running bib on Sunday the 28th?
Yes, but service is only available until 8 A.M. and you will not be able to pick up your Running Bag or Shirt.
Can I change my shirt size?
Yes, at The Runners‘ Fair (Expo Deporte) subject to the availability of your shirt size.
Can I change my shirt for the man’s/woman’s model?
No. Nevertheless, there will be more models available on the Luanvi stand at The Runners‘ Fair.
Where can I find the locker service?
At The Runners’ Fair.
What are the Locker Service’s opening hours?
The Locker Service will be open on Sunday 28th October from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.
How many bags can be left by each runner at the Locker Service?
Just one bag per runner. The bag must bear the sticky label provided (the label can be found inside the Runner’s Bag).
Can I change my Start Box?
If you want to change the Start Box you have been assigned on the basis of either your accredited time or the estimated time you gave on the entry form, you can ask at Self-Service Area.
What happens if I am injured?
You can also request an entry fee refund because of injury by going to the services section of our ‘entry’ web site “Request injury refund”.
DURING THE RACE
When does the race start?
At 9 A.M. for the first wave of runners with times of up to 1 hour 45′ 59″.
9.06 A.M. is the start time for all runners who entered with times between 1 hour 46′ 00″ and 1 hour 59′ 59″.
9.12 A.M. is the start for all runners with times of 2 hours and above.
Where does my race start?
Avenida Antonio Ferrandis, Number 18 (street address)
What determines my start time?
The time shown on your entry form.
How can I get to the Start area?
We strongly recommend you use public transport to reach the Start area for your race.
EMT: Special services with extra buses laid on for the 35-95-99 bus lines bound for the Start area.
Metro Valencia (underground railway). Lines 3 and 5. The stop closest to the Start points is Alameda (a 20 minute walk away).
Is there a place to park bicycles?
Yes, next to the lockers.
Are there special bike racks for Valenbisi bikes in the area?
There are Valensbisi bike racks throughout the Start and Finish areas.
Are there car parks near the Finish area?
Free Car Parks:
Car Park 1: Pabellón Fuente de San Luis
Car Park 2: Avenida Antonio Ferrandis
Car Park 3: Bulevar Sur
Car Parks with opening hours:
Car Park 4: Centro Comercial Aqua
Car Park 5: Centro Comercial El Saler
Car Park 6: Ocenogràfic (Oceanarium) (NOTE: This is a PAY Car Park)
Which box do practice runners use?
There is a box for each pace. There are practice runs to complete the race in 1 hour:30′,1 hour 45′, 2 hours, 2 hours 15′.
Where should they be placed?
On your chest, as required by the RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation). This is very important because if you fail to follow this simple rule, the timing system will not pick you up and you will not appear in the classification.
Warning: You must not alter the running bib in any way.
How many refreshment points are there?
There are refreshment points at kilometres 5, 10, 15, and 18 (approx.) as well as at the Finish.
What do the refreshment points have to offer?
Agua and Powerade at kilometres 5, 10, 15, and 18. There is also Powerade Zero at the Finish.
In the area behind the Finish Line.
Chemical WCs will be dotted around the Start and Finish areas and along the race circuit (at the refreshment points at kilometres 5, 10, 15, 18).
Where is the Finish?
In Avenida Antonio Ferrandis, 18 (street address).
Where can I see the Finish from?
There will be free stands flanking each side of the home stretch.
What time does the trial end?
Around 11.42 A.M., taking into account the lag between waves of runners.
Is the race re-broadcast?
Yes. The race can be followed through:
The official web site for the race.
The race will also be broadcast live on TV.
Can I follow one or more runners?
Yes, using the Official App, you can follow the progress of up to 20 runners. The App for your Smart Phone or Tablet is completely free.
AFTER THE RACE
Are there showers?
Yes, there are free showers for runners at Poliesportiu Quatre Carreres (zona sur) s/n, Carrer d’Ángel Villena.
How can I contract the service?
There are 3 options:
- Through the official web site: €5.
- At The Runners‘ Fair: €7.
- In the area behind The Finish: €10
If I have already contracted the service, what must I do on the day of the race?
Go to the Medal Engraving Service stand and you will be given a ticket/bracelet, which you must hand in at the area behind the Finish Line when you have completed the race.
If you contract the service through the web site or The Runners‘ Fair, you must pick up an ID bracelet at the Fair. You must show this bracelet on the day of the race.
On the day of the trial, medals will be engraved in the same marquee in The Runners’ Fair. There will be two queues on the day of the race:
- For those who previously contracted the service.
- For those who want to have their medals engraved there and then
Where can I see the results?
The provisional results can be looked up on the official web sitefor the race and on official App from the afternoon of the race onwards.
The final classifications will be published within a few days of the race.
The Runners‘ Fair Help Desk will set up a Lost Property pick-up point.
The trophy winners in the various categories must not leave the area behind The Finish. Instead, they should wait next to the podium after crossing the Finishing Line.
Is there a web site where I can buy photos of the race?
Yes, at www.marathon-photos.com. There will be a section for the Valencia Half-Marathon.
How does it work?
You must enter your bib number or full name to see the photos. You will then be given various purchase options.
Where can I see my race videos?
The trial organisers, together with CorriendoVoy.com, will record video at the Start, at points along the course, and at the Finish. You can request the video of ‘The Film of Your Race’ on the day following the trial.