Training Plans

We are working on the new training plans so that you can achieve your goal on December 1st. 

Available soon

Download the training plans. Note that these plans are for guidance only. Ideally, each runner will use the services of a professional trainer who knows each athlete’s circumstances and physical condition so that a tailor-made training programme can be drawn up.

Estamos trabajando en los nuevos planes de entrenamiento para que cumplas tu objetivo el próximo 1 de diciembre. 

Disponibles próximamente.

Chinldren’s activities

With the arrival of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, the gardens of The City of Arts and Sciences come to life with a host of children’s activities. These take place onthe morning of Saturday the 1st of December, lasting from 9:00 A.M. to Noon (12:00) in Paseo de la Alameda.

The sporting spirit that imbues the race is a golden opportunity to foster children’s activities. Here, youngsters play the leading part. Fundación MAPFRE and Juegos Deportivos Municipales (the Municipal Sports Board) organise these events, which foster healthy lifestyles and are of an educational nature.

In 2019, the following activities will be laid on:

  • Mini-Olympics run by the Municipal Sports Foundation.
  • MAPFRE Healthy Diet Workshop and Road Safety Circuit
  • Marathon at School — Infant Gala .
  • Activities run by EMT València (Public Transport Authority)
  • ’Bouncy Castle’ (in the shape of a bus measuring 9x4m.)
  • Activity Marquee:
    • Musical Theatre ‘La historia de Superbús y Superbusina’ (The Superbus Story)
    • Puppet Theatre: ‘Draco, el dragón curioso’ (The Curious Dragon)
    • Story-telling “El autobús rojo de la EMT’ (EMT’s Red Bus)
    • Inflatables for small children.

The Marathon at School

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The Marathon at School is an education initiative in which the city’s Infant and Junior schools take part in the weeks building up to the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. In the 2018 edition, 31 schools and over 10,100 children participated in the project.

For the third year in a row, schoolchildren took part in literary and drawing contests, races, team games, workshops, a mini-marathon, arts and crafts, making their own sports drinks, and using new technologies, among many other things.

Furthermore, the schools taking part were also eligible for super prizes covering the following:

  • Literary and drawing contests (by age group)
  • The school with the biggest support group in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • The most original support stand for runners in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • Best application of a project in a school (with video)

The youngest members of the family can also play and learn from home by using the maratonalcole.com web site.

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The Marathon at School is an education initiative in which the city’s Infant and Junior schools take part in the weeks building up to the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. In the 2018 edition, 31 schools and over 10,100 children participated in the project.

For the third year in a row, schoolchildren took part in literary and drawing contests, races, team games, workshops, a mini-marathon, arts and crafts, making their own sports drinks, and using new technologies, among many other things.

Furthermore, the schools taking part were also eligible for super prizes covering the following:

  • Literary and drawing contests (by age group)
  • The school with the biggest support group in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • The most original support stand for runners in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • Best application of a project in a school (with video)

The youngest members of the family can also play and learn from home by using the maratonalcole.com web site.

Discover more about this exciting project in the video presentation on The Marathon at School:

Breakfast Run

The Breakfast Run is held in parallel with the activities on the day before the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world use the run as a final test before taking part in the Marathon itself on Sunday.

The training session will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 9 A.M. and is a gentle 30-45 minute jog. Some 2,000 runners will take part in the event, which will be held in Jardín del Turia (The Turia Gardens). The run will follow much of the Turia Gardens 5-kilometre circuit.

You can enter the Breakfast Run either on line or in person.

  • The running bibs bought through the online form must be picked up on Friday the 29th of November at our stand at The Runners’ Fair (first floor of the Science Museum building) or on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.
  • Regarding purchases of running bibs in person, these can be made on Saturday the 30th of November in the Start area (8 euros)

This non-competitive event serves as the last test before the Valencia Marathon and also showcases a wide variety of Valencian cuisine. Liquid refreshment will be provided at the end of the run (water, ‘Orxata’ (a drink made from sweetened Tiger Nuts), and fruit juice). There will also be solid refreshment (‘fartons’ (sweet sponge-cake), fruit, and savoury biscuits).

The Breakfast Run is held in parallel with the activities on the day before the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world use the run as a final test before taking part in the Marathon itself on Sunday.

The training session will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 9 A.M. and is a gentle 30-45 minute jog. Some 2,000 runners will take part in the event, which will be held in Jardín del Turia (The Turia Gardens). The run will follow much of the Turia Gardens 5-kilometre circuit.

You can enter the Breakfast Run either online or in person.

  • The running bibs bought through the online form must be picked up on Friday the 30th of November at our stand at The Runners’ Fair (first floor of the Science Museum building) or on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.
  • Regarding purchases of running bibs in person, these can be made on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.

This non-competitive event serves as the last test before the Valencia Marathon and also showcases a wide variety of Valencian cuisine. Liquid refreshment will be provided at the end of the run (water, ‘Orxata’ (a drink made from sweetened Tiger Nuts), and fruit juice). There will also be solid refreshment (’fartons’ (sweet sponge-cake), fruit, and savoury biscuits).

Shops Run the Marathon

Valencia’s City-Centre Retailers Association has long worked with the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon to ensure that as many runners and non-runners enjoy the race.

Once again this year, there will be a Shop-window Competition for associated retailers. The theme will be running the Marathon.

Points will be awarded for originality, design, use of space, and the innovativeness of shop-window displays. There will be five prizes, each of €500, for:

  • Originality and Design
  • Incorporation of wares in the shop-window
  • Public votes (number of times the photo is shared on Facebook)*

*Determined by the number of ‘shares’ on Facebook of shop-window photos taken by the general public. There will be a prize-draw of 20 vouchers of €100 each (tax included) for photo-sharers to spend as they like in the shops taking part in the competition.

Shops and associates join in ‘The Marathon Party’ with a host of discounts and special offers.

From the 2nd to the 30th of November, a hundred associated shops will join in ‘The Marathon Party’ with a host of discounts and special offers for Marathon runners and their companions.

See all the special offers/discounts shown in the Valencia ‘Running City’ App. The App can be downloaded from the ‘Marathon Party’ section of the web site.

Valencia’s City-Centre Retailers Association has long worked with the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon to ensure that as many runners and non-runners enjoy the race.

Once again this year, there will be a Shop-window Competition for associated retailers. The theme will be running the Marathon.

Points will be awarded for originality, design, use of space, and the innovativeness of shop-window displays. There will be five prizes, each of €500, for:

  • Originality and Design
  • Incorporation of wares in the shop-window
  • Public votes (number of times the photo is shared on Facebook)*

*Determined by the number of ‘shares’ on Facebook of shop-window photos taken by the general public. There will be a prize-draw of 20 vouchers of €100 each (tax included) for photo-sharers to spend as they like in the shops taking part in the competition.

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Shops and associates join in ‘The Marathon Party’ with a host of discounts and special offers.

From the 2nd to the 30th of November, a hundred associated shops will join in ‘The Marathon Party’ with a host of discounts and special offers for Marathon runners and their companions.

See all the special offers/discounts shown in the Valencia ‘Running City’ App. The App can be downloaded from the ‘Marathon Party’ section of the web site.

Charity

Juegaterapia - Entidad Solidaria Maratón Valencia

Juegaterapia (the name means “Play Therapy”) has been chosen as the Official Charity for the 39th edition of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Juegaterapia cheers up the lives of children with cancer so that they can forget about their disease for a while and get the chance to play just like other children.

At Juegaterapia, we are convinced that feeling cheerful is one of the factors that helps beat cancer. That is because making children smile puts them in the right frame of mind to fight the illness. To this end, we use video consoles, and remodel hospital roof terraces, corridors and halls to spirit children’s minds to more cheerful, interesting places.

The charitable donations made by runners in their entries for the Valencia Marathon, together with the donation made by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso with its contribution of €1 for each runner finishing the race on the 1st of December 2019, will be paid over to Juegaterapia.

Charitable donations from the latest editions of the race are listed below:

YEAR EDITION BENEFITING CHARITY FUNDS RAISED
2011 31st UNICEF €3,741
2012 32nd CASA CARIDAD VALENCIA €10,775
2013 33rd AVAPACE €14,549
2014 34th SANT JOAN DE DÉU – SERVEIS SOCIALS – €15,572
2015 35th FUNDACIÓN ACTIVA ESPINA BÍFIDA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA €19,947
2016 36th FUNDACIÓN DE AYUDA A NIÑOS Y ADOLESCENTES EN RIESGO (ANAR) €21,929
2017 37th ASOCIACIÓN ALANNA €22,783
2018 38th FUNDACIÓN PEQUEÑO DESEO €26,534

In addition, one should note that many kinds of help are given to charitable causes. The following are just some of the ways the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon gives charities a helping hand:

€1 for each runner reaching the Finishing Line

The donation of €1 for each Finisher made by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso rewards the efforts made by those competitors crossing the Finishing Line in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences after completing Spain’s fastest 42,195-metre circuit. So each individual’s triumph is also a victory for society as a whole, helping the least fortunate to attain their dreams. Thus the charity in each edition — this year it is Juegaterapia — receives €1 for each runner who crosses the tape.

Valencia MAPFRE Mini-Marathon

This activity takes place in parallel with the main event. It caters to the youngest runners and has been held since 2014 to foster athletics from a tender age. The Mini-Marathon (which is supported by Fundación Mapfre and the Municipal Board for Sport) boosts social involvement in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Furthermore, the Mini-Marathon not only caters to youngsters, the entry fee for the race also includes a €2 contribution per head to the Official Charity, which in 2019 is Juegaterapia.

Charity-Plus Entry

The Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon gives all runners the option of donating an extra €3, which will be wholly earmarked for this edition’s Official Charity.

Charity Kilometre

This initiative does not make a monetary contribution to the Official Charity but it does forge a strong emotional link with the trial. The Valencia Marathon has a support stand on the final kilometre of the race. From there, those working with the charity thank the runners for their donations by cheering them on to the Finish.

Apart from the foregoing activities, each edition poses a new challenge for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon’s organisers in coming up with new fund-raising activities to support that year’s Official Charity.

Regulations 2019

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APP

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All the info on the race, live tracking of runners, classifications, and much more.

The Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon has a smartphone app for the trial so that all runners and their friends and family can keep tabs on all the important information on the event.

What does the Valencia Marathon app have to offer?

The Valencia Marathon app has a simple, attractive design and is very intuitive and user-friendly. It gives runners and other users a wealth of information on Spain’s best marathon. It also shows a countdown to the trial (Valencia Time Zone). The app features the following:

Live Tracking

The app lets you track any runner you like during the race. The Life Tracking tool means you can follow the paces of anyone taking part in the Marathon or the Valencia 10-km Race and see how fast he or she is running.

Trial news and new features

There is a direct link to the web page so that you can find out all the latest news on the trial and discover new features of the marathon on the 1st of December in Valencia Ciudad del Running.

Circuit Map

Discover the fastest marathon in Spain (2:04:31, 2018) as well as all the details on the best 42,195 trial in the country, as ranked by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA).

Best videos

The word is out! Valencia’s swift marathon is one of the most enjoyable to run, thanks to over 200 support points along the circuit and the amazing atmosphere all the way to the Finish.

Selfies

The app also lets you upload and share your selfies with other runners, making for a great atmosphere in the months leading up to the trial.

Classifications

Once you have finished the race, the app will also give you direct access to the classifications for the Valencia Marathon.

The free mobile phone app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Citizen Info

ROAD
NEWS

Find out which roads are cordoned off in Valencia on the 1st of December.

PUBLIC
TRANSPORT

See all the information on how to get to The Runners‘ Fair, the Start and Finish area, and public transport, thanks to the Valencia-EMT agreement