Whether you’re absolutely passionate about your sport or a Sunday cyclist, check out these events. Participate, dream of participating, get out and cheer or take note to avoid entirely due to possible traffic issues. Your choice!
Looking ahead: Half Marathon in the University area, March 11, 2018. Route: seven kilometer loop in the university area, you decide the distance: one, two or three times around for seven, fourteen or twenty-one kilometer distance. This is about six weeks before Madrid’s Marathon so a good test run for anyone thinking of the bigger race. Get more info and sign up at http://www.corricolari.es/inscripciones/info_mediauni.htm?_ga=2.200045550.1194642882.1505382069-434216546.1505382069
Are you a serious or semi-serious runner? Keep an eye on http://www.corricolari.eu/ They organize or promote lots of races in Madrid and have info on other races in Spain. AND….. they organize the 100 kilometers in 24 hours event in June, a walking or running event that is now a well-loved (or hated) classic for walkers and runners in Madrid.
These events usually happen every year. Dates may vary, but this tip sheet can start you dreaming or planning or training….
Asics Media Marathon. Late March
Madrid Marathon and Half-Marathon. End of April
Casa de Campo run. Mid-May
Madrid Alpine Marathon.
Avila Half-Marathon. October
San Silvestre Vallecano (Madrid). 10 kilometer run on….. December 31st! It’s a run, and a party or pre-party.
Good resource for runners: http://www.corricolari.eu/#
100 kilometros en 24 horas. June. Yes, really! 12 noon on a Satuday to 12 noon on a Sunday. It can be done, and you don’t have to be an elite athletes – they run the thing. If you are doubtful: you can do the entire distance as a relay, do “only” 33 kilometers, or bike the entire 100 kms. In north part of Madrid province.
Tweed Ride: Madrid and maybe other places. Mid May – more info at http://tweedridemadrid.com/
Vuelta Ciclista España. September. Professional bike ride all around the country, like the Tour de France, sometimes with the same ciclistas. Route is sometimes more challenging than French route, great to watch on TV, or find the route and go see it in person. Frequently ends in Madrid.
Madrid Bike Day: Usually early October, usually 20 kilometer loop from the Retiro park.