Donostia/San Sebastián Marathon
24 November 2019
The San Sebastian marathon ( Spanish Maratón Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Donostiako Maratoia) is a marathon in Donostia-San Sebastián, held since 1978. In a final measurement in 1989, the expired since 1985 route turned out to be too short almost half a kilometer. 1993 was the IAAF World Cup Marathon held as part of the San Sebastian Marathon. The San Sebastian Marathon is a great for runners looking to achieve a PB, but has a low cut-off time, so may not be the best marathon for first-timers. More than 5,000 runners have come in previous years the center of San Sebastian in an urban itinerary sea level. Take part in this prestigious event and enjoy the beauty, gastronomy and culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 70% of runners improved their record in 2013. The race is flat and fast starting at Avda. de Madrid. The route involves just over two laps through the winding streets of this Basque coastal town including stretches of the spectacular seafront. The finish line is in the impressive Anoeta Stadium, home to the local football team, Real Sociedad.
The race is flat and fast starting at Avda. de Madrid. The route involves just over two laps through the winding streets of this Basque coastal town including stretches of the spectacular seafront. The finish line is in the impressive Anoeta Stadium, home to the local football team, Real Sociedad.
It’s impossible to lay eyes on stunning San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia) and not fall madly in love. This city is cool and happening by night, charming and well mannered by day. It's a city filled with people that love to indulge – and with Michelin stars apparently falling from the heavens onto its restaurants, not to mention pintxo (tapas) culture almost unmatched anywhere else in Spain, San Sebastián frequently tops lists of the world's best places to eat.Just as good as the food is the summertime fun in the sun. For its setting, form and attitude, Playa de la Concha is the equal of any city beach in Europe. Then there’s Playa de Gros (also known as Playa de la Zurriola), with its surfers and sultry beach-goers. As the sun falls on another sweltering summer’s day, you’ll sit back with a drink and an artistic pintxo and realise that, yes, you too are in love with San Sebastián.San Sebastián has four main centres of action. The lively Parte Vieja (old town) lies across the neck of Monte Urgull, the bay’s eastern headland, and is where the most popular pintxo bars and many of the cheap lodgings are to be found. South of the Parte Vieja is the commercial and shopping district, the Área Romántica, its handsome grid of late-19th-century buildings extending from behind Playa de la Concha to the banks of Río Urumea. On the east side of the river is the district of Gros, a pleasant enclave that, with its relaxed ambience and the surfing beach of Playa de Gros, makes a cheerful alternative to the honeypots on the west side of the river. Right at the opposite, western end, of the city is Playa de Ondarreta (essentially a continuation of Playa de la Concha), a very upmarket district known as a millionaires' belt on account of its lavish holiday homes.
Runners will be expected to finish within 5 hours.