March 2019

The fastest half marathon of the world

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon

The EDP Lisbon Half Marathon is the most popular race in Portugal, gathering every year over 35.000 runners from all over the world.

Holder of the Half Marathon World Record (00:58:23), the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon challenges all the top runners to race it and beat the world record.

With a course along the river shore and a starting at the 25 de Abril bridge, EDP Lisbon Half Marathon joins participants from all ages, social status and running experience, becoming a major popular event.

Course Record


Time Limit

3,5 horas

Registrations Limit






14 March 2019

10:00 – 20:00

Opening of Sport Expo – Sports and Leisure Fair where the athletes can collect their kitbag (bib number and the official t-shirt).


15 March 2019

10:00 – 20:00

Kitbag (bib number and official t-shirt) delivery at Sport Expo – Sports and Leisure Fair.


16 March 2019

10:00 – 20:00

Kitbag (bib number and official t-shirt) delivery at Sport Expo – Sports and Leisure Fair.


17 March 2019


Start of the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon


Mini Marathon Vodafone.


The starting line is located at the Ponte 25 de Abril running towards Lisbon City. The race continues along the river shore passing by Alcantara, Cais de Sodré, Algés and Dafundo, finishing at Mosteiros dos Jerónimos near Belém.


Ponte 25 de Abril


Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Belém



5 km
7,5 km
10 km
13,5 km
16 km


7,5 km
13,5 km
16 km


18,5 km



Time Limit

3,5 horas



Participation Kitbag

The delivery of the participation kitbags (bib number and official t-shirts) will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of March from 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM at the CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém (Praça do Império / Rua Bartolomeu Dias, 1449-003 Lisboa.

The athletes must present their registration document (sent by email) and a personal ID document to collect their kitbags.

The athletes can nominate someone to collect their BIB. The nominee needs to present the registration document and a copy of a personal ID document from the registered runner.

The “Participation Kit” will include:

One Technical T-Shirt

One dorsal with chip

One bag


Kitbags Delivery

CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império / Rua Bartolomeu Dias, 1449-003 Lisboa

Days 14, 15 and 16 March

Delivery 10:00h – 20:00h

How to get to the starting line

The access to the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon and Mini Marathon Vodafone starting line is limited to the Fertagus Pragal train station. To get to the starting line all participants must use the Fertagus train to arrive to the Pragal station.

To get the Fertagus train stations, the athletes can use for free (by presenting their BIB) the Lisbon public transportation system (subway, buses and trains).

Estação do Pragal



1. Organized by Maratona Clube de Portugal, “EDP Lisbon Half Marathon” is a pedestrian event destined to all individuals born in or before 1997 and will be held on March the 17th with start at 10:30 am;

2. The Start of the Half Marathon is on the tolls’ square of the Bridge 25 de Abril;

2.1 There will be a Start in Algés, but only for elite athletes and others who have the minimum time required by the organization – under 1h05m, performed in the last 3 years: in the Lisbon Half Marathon, in the Portugal Half Marathon or in any other significant Marathon. In the women’s competition, the minimum time required is 1h20m, under the same conditions as the male ranking.

a) All athletes not included in the previous paragraph, but with under 1h10m in the Half Marathon (performed in the last three years in the Lisbon Half Marathon or the Portugal Half Marathon) may request a VIP dorsal to start at the front, in the Tolls’ Square of the Bridge 25 de Abril. The request must be made in writing and in advance;

b) Unless they meet the conditions required by the organization to start along with the elite, in Algés, the athletes of categories W/M35, W/M40, W/M45, W/M50, W/M55 and W/M60 will have to start off in the Tolls’ Square of the Bridge 25 de Abril. In this case, they may choose one of the Starts, but to depart in Algés (while picking up the race number) they will have to mandatorily sign-up in the Adult category.

2.2 The VIP race numbers for the VIP Start (front of the pack) in the Bridge 25 de Abril are only assigned to athletes with under 1h10m in case of male athletes and under 1h20m in case of female athletes (as explained above). The organization reserves the right to assign VIP bib numbers to athletes/personalities invited by the organization.

2.3 Special VIP

There will be registrations limited for “special VIP” race numbers. The registration fee for VIP Dorsals is EUR 150.00.

Holders of this type of “special VIP” dorsal are entitled to:

  • Transport from the event’s official hotel to the Start;
  • Direct access to the race front;
  • An area for collecting equipment;
  • Enter the VIP area and have breakfast at the end of the race.


3. The various contests’ starting hours will the following:

a) The Womens’ Elite will start in Algés at 10.15 am;
b) The CTT WheelchairRacing will start in Algés at 10.25 am
c) Concurrently with the big pack of athletes setting off in the Tolls’ Square of the Bridge 25 de Abril, the Men’s Elite will start in Algés at 10.30 am.

3.2 After the Start, the HALF MARATHON athletes will meet at km 5 (Alcântara) and will all follow the same course from there on, while the finish line is once more in front of the Jerónimos Monastery.

4. All athletes registered in the Half Marathon are entitled to a technical T-shirt and gifts when picking up the dorsal;.

5. The assessment of the course was made by the AIMS Delegate and according to the IAAF international regulations;

1. The categories are defined by the FPA regulations, as follows:

W/M35 = 35 to 39 years (on race day);

W/M40 = 40 to 44 years (on race day);

W/M45 = 45 to 49 years (on race day);

W/M50 = 50 to 54 years (on race day);

W/M55 = 55 to 59 years (on race day);

Nota: A idade considerada é a idade do atleta no dia da prova.

2. All athletes registered in the half marathon must pick up a chip corresponding to the registration number (bib number) so as to determine the final times.


There will be a special service of official supplies (water, sports drinks, fruits) from km 5 (2.5 km by 2.5 km) and at the Finish Line.


There will be checkpoint areas for the runners, being disqualified any athlete who:

– Isn’t properly registered;
– Does not wear the assigned race number
– Does not complete the full course

Security/Medical Assistance

10. Participants must meet the necessary health conditions to the sports practice. Upon registering, they assume being physically and psychologically prepared for the physical effort inherent to the event they are participating.

10.1. It is recommended that the athletes fill in the name, contact (in case of emergency) and any medical details they consider appropriate on the back of the dorsal. This information may be of the utmost importance in case a health problem arises during the course.

12. Please check the prize money chart below.

Female and
Male Seniors
M35 M40, M45, M50,
M55 e M60
F35 F40
€1500 €250 €200 €250 €200
€1000 €150 €100 €150 €100
€750 €100 €50 €100 €50


All the prize money values are subject to the local taxes. The ranks are defined accordingly to the Portuguese Athletics Federation.

Alert: The prize money for the first three finishers of each gender of the overall category will be paid fully only if the finish times achieved by the runners are under the 64:00 minutes for the male runners and 71:00 minutes for the female runners. If the finish times achieved by any of the three first runners are over these timings, the value will decrease 50% for times under 65:00 for male runners and under 75:00 for female runners. If any of the first three runners surpass the 65:00 minutes (male) or 74:00 minutes (female) the prize money will be 25% of the value presented on the chart.

12.1. All the athletes that finish the race will receive an official participation medal.

12.2. For any issue regarding Elite Runners, please contact Miguel A. Mostaza, miguelmostaza@telefonica.net, the Elite Athletes Liaison for the Lisbon Half Marathon.

2. Under the guidance of a renowned team of experts, the organization arranged a special medical service but is not responsible for any accident that may occur during the event;

3. Under articles 15 and 18 of Decree-Law 10/2009, all participating athletes are covered by a personal accident insurance with a capital for death or permanent disability of EUR 28.000.00 and treatment costs up to EUR 4.000.00.

1. The time control system we use in our system is on a chip which is inserted in the dorsal;
2. Todos os atletas classificados receberão uma medalha oficial e outras lembranças desta edição.

1. There will be 6 checks for the male group and 6 for women. These athletes are required to attend the anti-doping control in accordance with the rules of the IAAF.

1. More informaton soon

2. All athletes will receive an official medal and other souvenirs of this issue.


What is EDP Half-Marathon

The EDP Meia Marathon of Lisbon is a competitive athletics competition, where at the same time the Mini Marathon takes place, with playful characteristics.

What is the course?

The Start Line is at the Bridge toll at the bridge 25 de Abril and the finishing line at Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.

What is the distance?

The Half Marathon has 21 km, and the Mini 7 Km.

Do I receive a medal and t-shirt if I participate on the Half-Marathon and Mini Marathon?

Yes, and in both races.

Where can I register

You can register on our official site or at site www.santandertotta.pt.

After signing up how do I proceed?

  • After signing up, and up to a week before the event, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your bib number. You may pick it up at the Sport Expo on.

At what time the race starts?

Both Mini and Half Marathon start at 10:30.

How can I go to the start?

Please see our page about transportion on the day of the race.

What is the time limit?

3 hours, from the guntime.

Can I pick my dorsal up the morning of the race?

No. There is absolutely no race number distribution on race day.No. There is absolutely no race number distribution on race day.

Can I pick up for a friend?

Yes you can. You must have the original confirmation document and copy of the person’s photo ID.

What is served on the course?

  • Vitalis Water
  • Powerade
  • Bananas
  • Olá Icecream

Where are the results?

Provisional results will be available on line after 07:00 p.m. on race day. Official results will be final two weeks after the event.

Is there gear check?

Sorry, there is no gear check.

Are there any showers available on the course or at the finish?

Sorry, there are no showers available.

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No, there is no “chip.” The Mini does not have any timing control.

Can I get a certificate for my participation?

Yes, but for half marathon runners only. The mini marathon is not timed. You will find the downloadable finisher certificate on our website.

I have entered the half marathon but I got injured and will not be able to run 21km. Can I change to Mini? How can I do so? Can I get a refund?

Yes, you can. You must inform that you want to change to Mini Marathon when you pick up your race number at the international desk.
Sorry there are no refunds for entry fees if you cannot participate.

How can I pick up my race number and T-shirt if I lose my confirmation document?

At Sport Expo, search for the “SOLUTIONS” stand. They will find your registration and give you your bib number.


  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not be transferable.
  • The Registration is valid only for the current year.
  • Only athletes wearing the respective official bib number may enter the race.

In the event of a dispute, the consumer may consult the Arbitration Center at the following adress:

Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon – Campolide Campus. 1099-032 Lisbon
Tel: 213 847 484 | E-mail: cniacc@unl.pt | Web: arbitragemdeconsumo.org


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