The Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP is held in Valencia on an ideal circuit (that is to say, one that is completely flat). The temperature is between 12-17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit), making the city great for road races. These features, together with the city’s incomparable race venue — The City of Arts and Sciences — make the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP one of Spain’s most exciting events.
The 2019 edition broke all the records, with the best time ever on Spanish soil, set by Kinde Atanaw Alayew with 2 hours 03:51. It is Spain’s fastest marathon for both men and women. In the latter category, Roza Dereje shaved three minutes off the women’s record for the trial, setting a time of 2 hours 18:30. This was the first time in history that four women beat 2 hours 19 in the same race. Furthermore, the Valencia Marathon is the fastest in Spain for both Men and Women.
In the national category, four athletes chalked up times that qualify them for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Moreover, the numbers of runners taking part in the race climbs each year. There were 25,000 entries in this year’s edition and over 21,000 crossed the Finishing Line. This makes the trial the one with most Finishers in Spain over this distance.
We look forward to seeing you on the 6th of December 2020.
The Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP was awarded the IAAF’s Road Race Gold Label in 2016, confirming the race as one of the world’s best trials over 42,195 metres. It is the first Spanish marathon to attain this lofty status.
A unique landscape
The City of Arts and Sciences will be the nerve centre of a trial that seeks to be a major sports festivity. Both the Start and Finish of the race, and the activities held in parallel with the Marathon will be set in this remarkable architectural enclave that so spectacularly captures the spirit of the 21st Century
Beat your time as you run over the lake boardwalk. Athletes will quite literally reach their goal running over the waters next to the Science Museum. The boardwalk is over 150 metres long, making it one of the most fascinating marathon endings.