If you are looking for the popular races in Madrid for 2017 that you should not miss, we are going to give you some clues. Are you a runner? Then we are sure that April 2 and 23 are marked on your calendar. Yes, two days in which Madrid becomes the capital of running. Two of the most important national races await you that no runner wants to miss. And the plan is perfect if it helps you to go sightseeing and get to know this welcoming city better, with so much to discover and spectacular cuisine. We start with the EDP Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ , which celebrates its fortieth edition this year on April 23. In addition, this year will be very special, since the IAFF has awarded the race its highest award, the Gold Label, putting the marathon on a par with the best races in the world. So it can be presumed that the popular races in Madrid are "galactic".
The departure is in the emblematic Plaza de Cibeles and the arrival in the Parque del Retiro. His tour will take you through the most beautiful places in the capital, the Paseo del Prado, the Puerta de Alcalá, Neptuno, the Santiago Bernabéu, the Royal Palace or Madrid Río. And if you are not ready to run the Marathon you can choose two other modalities, the half marathon or a parallel 10K race. During the tour several rock bands will play live to encourage the runners, in addition, of course, to the entire Madrid public.
Dorsals for the Madrid Marathon
A little earlier, on April 2, the Asics Madrid Half Marathon awaits you. A good opportunity to prepare for the Marathon and get your numbers. Another of the popular races in Madrid that you should not miss. The best half marathon in Madrid will celebrate its 17th edition this year . It will start at Paseo del Prado and finish at Parque del Retiro, with an ideal route to enjoy Madrid running. It is not an easy race as there are many ups and downs but it is worth it. And if the half marathon is too hard for you, you can participate in the 5K. The parallel race that takes place above all in the Retiro Park. Do not stay with the desire to live and feel the atmosphere that surrounds one of the most important tests in Spain and Europe.
What better way to get to know Madrid than enjoying your great passion, running. And of course, we will be delighted to welcome you to our Casual Madrid del Teatro , right in the center of the city. Just a few steps from Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Cibeles, where both races will kick off.