We’ll be expecting you at the Expodeporte, the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon Runner Fair
The City of Arts and Sciences and the Prince Felipe museum will be the nerve center for runners over the weekend of the event. There is an ample selection of activities and over a 100 stands from different running brands and companies. The runner fair is open from 10:00 to 20:00 in the evening.
Apart from being a necessary stop to pick up your race number and runner’s bag this is the place where you can get all the info on the weekend’s events, and this is where most of the events will happen.
Easy to get to on public transport
Valencia may be La ciudad del Running, but we are sure you would rather save your energy for the race; consequently, the city transport company (EMT) has put on extra services for the weekend of the race.
METRO: Lines 3 and 5. Bus Stop: Alameda. (First service 06:13). From Alameda stop it’s a nice 20 min walk to Expodeporte. The City of Arts and Science is very visible. Just follow the river park to the sea.
BUS: For this year’s race, EMT will have extra services on the weekend of the race to help runners and their companions get to the City of Arts and Sciences. To get to the Expodeporte on the 13th and 14th of November the 35 and 95 buses are probably your best option.
On Race day: Sunday 15th November:
- Lines 2, 35, 95, 89 and 90 will have extra services between 06:30 and 08:00.
• Lines 35 and 95 are special race day services that will pass every 8-10 minutes. These services connect the city center with the City of Arts and Sciences.
• Marathon runners and 10k runners ride the bus for free by showing their race number.
Other lines that go to the City of Arts and Sciences are: 1, 13, 14, 15, 19 y 40.
Activities for everyone
Of all the events that take part over race weekend there is one that is guaranteed to be a great way to meet your fellow runners. The Breakfast Run is the final light training session before the race on Sunday. Over 7,000 runners will run on the dedicated 5k track through the city center river park at 09:00 Saturday morning. The runners meet under the ‘9 de octubre’ bridge and finish at the ‘Ángel Custodio’ bridge for snacks and chat.
A big part of the race weekend is to stimulate and motivate youngsters to get involved in running as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Mini Maratón Valencia Mapfre is a non-competitive race for children 4-17 years old. This is part of a series of events and activities designed for youngsters that will be held on Saturday. There will also be a mini Olympics and a road safety roadshow too. The marathon isn’t just for the grown ups!
On Saturday evening the festivities will close with the premiere and first pubic screening of the film Impuls-a Valencia. Experiencias Olímpicas. The film follows the lives of a group of young Valencians who are battling to qualify for the Olympic games in Rio 2016. In the film you will also see the mentors of the athletes. Miki Oca, Fermín Cacho, Teresa Perales, Miriam Blasco and María Vasco are all ex-Olympic champions who will also take part in a round table discussion after the film.
Alongside all these events, The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon will be continuing the party from Friday to Saturday to keep you entertained. Paella Party, Rock&Run (live music), Paddle Surf, Valencia Shopping Run, dedicated runner menus in selected restaurants and many more events. Please see the full list of activities here: activities