FAQs Valencia Marathon
BEFORE THE RACE
Where is The Runners‘ Fair (Expo Deporte) located?
At The City of Arts and Sciences. Location
Marathon Running Bib and Bag: Science Museum (Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe).
10 Km. Race Bib and Bag: Hemisphere (Hemisfèric).
What are the Opening Hours?
Friday 29 and 30th November, from 9 A.M. to 9:00 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 1st?
Yes, you can pick it up on Sunday the 2nd between 7 A.M. and 8 A.M. at the Hemisphere (Hemisferic) (but without the runner’s bag). To do so, you must show your ID document or Passport.
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 Autopista de Saler s/n, next to the ‘Umbracle’. Location https://goo.gl/maps/P8rk8QifSkx
10 Km runners: Lower Floor of the Car Park.
What are the Locker Service’s opening hours?
The Locker Service will be open on Sunday 2nd December from 7 A.M. to 3 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 8.30 A.M. for the first wave of the Marathon and for all runners in the 10 Km Race.
8.36 A.M. is the start time for all runners who entered with times between 3 hours 31:00 and 3 hours 45:59.
8:42 A.M. is the start time for all runners who entered with times between 3 hours 46:00 and 4 hours 00:59.
8.48 A.M. is the start time for all runners who entered with times of 4 hours 01:00 and above.
Where does my race start?
Marathon: Puente de Monteolivete (bridge). Road closest to the Hemisphere (Hemisferic)
10 Km Race: Puente de Monteolivete. Road closest to Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.
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. The buses run from 5.30 A.M. to 7.30 A.M. Bus services on all lines are free up until 4 P.M.
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 in the area next to the ‘Umbracle’ (sculpture garden pergola).
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:
Free shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes for runners and their companions throughout the morning. The buses will run to the Start/Finish area and return to the Car Parks.
Car Parks opening at 7 A.M.:
Car Park 4: Centro Comercial Aqua
(Not recommended for runners in the 10 Km Race)
Car Park 5: Centro Comercial El Saler
Car Park 6: Ocenogràfic (Oceanarium)
(€3/day on Saturday and Sunday on presentation of your running bib)
Which box do practice runners use?
There is a box for each pace. There are practice runs to complete the race in 3 hours, 3 hours 15’, 3 hours 30’, 3 hours 45’, 4 hours, 4 hours 15’, 4 hours 30’, and 5 hours.
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 is a refreshment point every 5 kilometres. At kilometres 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 37.5 and 40 as well as at the Finish.
What do the refreshment points have to offer?
Agua and Powerade at kilometres 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40. There is also Powerade Zero at the Finish.
From Kilometre 25 onwards and also at the Finish.
Enervit gels are available at kilometres 20 and 30.
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, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40).
Where is the Finish?
In The City of Arts and Sciences on the boardwalk next to the Science Museum.
Where can I see the Finish from?
There will be free stands flanking each side of the home stretch so that the general public can watch runners as they streak to the Finish.
What time does the trial end?
Around 2 P.M., taking into account the lag between waves of runners.
Is the race re-broadcast?
Yes. The race can be followed through:
Movistar+ from 8 A.M. onwards on Sunday.
On the official web site for the race.
Through the official web site www.maratonvalencia.com
Can I follow one or more runners?
Yes, using the Official App, you can follow the progress of up to 20 runners each 5 kilometres of the way. 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).
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 to speed up queuing for medals.
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
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 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.