October 2020

One of the most beautiful races in the world

EDP Lisbon Marathon

In its 8th edition, the EDP Lisbon Marathon is already considered as one of the most beautiful races in the world and acclaimed by international media such as the Forbes Magazine, the Huffington Post and American Express.

Starting in Cascais and finishing at Praça do Comércio, the EDP Lisbon Marathon course is 100% sea and river side, providing to the runners an unique view along the race.

The EDP Lisbon Marathon is a official race of the calender International Athletics Federation (IAAF) and it’s becoming a top international race, attracting the top elite athletes and thousands of foreigner runners from all over the world.

Course Record


Time limit

6 hours

Registrations limit


Event Schedule


Event Schedule


8th of October 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).


9th of October 2019

10:00 – 20:00

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


10th of October 2019

10:00 – 20:00

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


11th of October 2019


Start of the EDP Lisbon Marathon

Starting line at Manuel Possolo Hippodrome in Cascais. Distance 42 Km


Start of the Luso Half Marathon

Race Course

Starting at Cascais, the EDP Lisbon Marathon drive its racers to Lisbon by sea side and river side roads. The course follows the Estrada Marginal along the Tagus River in the direction of Lisbon. The finish line is located at Praça do Comércio, downtown Lisbon.

Start line

Av. da República, Cascais

Finish line

Praça do Comércio



5 km
10 km
15 km
20 km
22,8 km
25 km
27,5 km
30 km
32,5 km
35 km
37,5 km
40 km


10 km
20 km
30 km
37,5 km


25 km
35 km


22,8 km
32,5 km

Time limit

6 hours



Participation Kitbags

The delivery of the participation kitbags (bib number and official t-shirt) will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, on the 8th, 9th and 10th of October from 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM at the address to be defined.

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

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.

One technical t-shirt

One dorsal with chip

One bag


Kitbags delivery

Days 8, 9 and 10 of October

Delivery 10:00h – 20:00h

How to get to the starting line

The starting line is located at Avenida da República in Cascais. To get to the starting line the participants may use for free (presenting their BIB) the public transport system (train, subway and buses) hired by the organization, available from 6:15 am.

Hipódromo Manuel Possolo

Av. da República, 371

2750-642 Cascais


1. The Maratona Clube de Portugal, with the support of Lusoponte and the Lisbon Metropolitan area, organizes on October 11th, the 8th edition of the “EDP Lisbon Marathon

2. The race has the exact distance of 42.195 meters and starts at 8:00 am. The starting line is located at the Cascais Hippodrome and the finish line is located at the Praça do Comércio, in Lisbon. The course follows the Estrada Marginal along the Tagus River in the direction of Lisbon.

3. The route was scouted by an official AIMS delegate, in accordance with the international IAAF regulations, with data supplied by the event’s Technical Director.

4. . The Organization stipulated the following ranks and in accordance with the regulations:


M35 W35 35 years 39 years
M40 W40 40 years 44 years
M45 W45 45 years 49 years
M50 W50 50 years 54 years
M55 W55 55 years 59 years
M60 W60 +60 years
M65 W65 +65 years
M70 W70 +70 years


5. The organization stipulates a time limit of 6 hours for the maximum duration of the race. All athletes still running after 14:30 will be required by the authorities to move to the sidewalk and allow the road traffic to resume.

6. All registered athletes will be entitled to a technical t-shirt, a BIB with number and chip and a goodies bag. At the end of the race all runners will receive a medal.

7. Athletes are required to wear a BIB with their registration number throughout the race. This bib has a built-in chip that ensures not only the ranking of the athlete, but also accurate timing throughout the various checkpoints placed by the organization to ensure fair play.

Electronic control areas are provided for accurate ranking. Any runner will be disqualified if:

  • is not properly registered;
  • does not wear the bib correctly;
  • does not complete the route in its entirety

8. Official supplies will be served at least every 5 km, as well as at the finish line. 

9. Although the Organization has structured a careful medical assistance service, under the guidance of a respected team of experts, participants must be physically and psychologically prepared to participate in an endurance event as demanding as a Marathon.

9a. FEMEDICA is the medical partner responsible for the Official Medical Service.

10. It is recommended that athletes fill in their name, phone, and medical details on the back of their bib. This information may be important in case any health problems arise along the way.

11. All participants are covered by personal accident insurance, with a capital for death or permanent disability up to EUR 28.000 EUR and medical treatment expenses up to EUR 4.000.

12. Registration is done at the official race website.

13. To pick up their goodies bag and race BIB, the participants must present a photo ID and a printout of their registration confirmation email.

14. Anti-Doping Control – the 6 highest ranked male and female athletes are required to attend the anti-doping control in accordance with IAAF rules.

15.Prizes – More informaton soon

16. Any omissive occurrence of this regulation shall be resolved by the Technical Director of the evidence and according to the official regulations in force and opinions of the IAAF/AIMS..

EDP Lisbon Marathon FAQs

What is the EDP Lisbon Marathon?

The EDP Lisbon Marathon is an athletics race that starts in Cascais and ends at the emblematic Praça do Comércio.

What is the course?

The START LINE is at Manuel Possolo Hippodrome in Cascais through the riverside and AV. Marginal and ends at Praça do Comércio.

What is the distance of each race?

The Marathon has 42 KM, and Half Marathon 21 km, and the Mini Marathon is 8,5 km.

Do I get a medal and T-shirts if I participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Mini Marathon?

Yes. All the event races will offer to the participants a technical t-shirt and a medal after the race is complete.

Where can I register?

ll registrations can me made online at our official site.

After the registration how do I proceed?

After finishing the registrations, the participants will receive, up to a week before the race, an e-mail with the attributed BIB number. The participation kitbags can be picked at Sport Expo.

At what time the race starts?

The Lisbon Marathon starts at 8.00 hours and Half and Mini Marathon, 10.30 AM.

How can I go to the start line?

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

What is the time limit?

The time limit is 6 hours for the Marathon and 3 hours for the Half and Mini Marathon.

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

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

Can I pick up the kitbag of a friend?

Yes, you can. 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.

What is served during the course?

  • Vitalis water
  • Powerade
  • Bananas
  • Olá icecream

Where are the results?

Provisional results will be available on line after 07:00 p.m. of race day. Official results will be closed 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.

Do I receive a “chip” with the Mini?

No, there is no “chip” for the Mini Marathon runners. The Mini Marathon don’t have time control.

Can I get a finisher certificate for my participation?

Yes, but only for the marathon and half marathon runners only, as the mini marathon is not timed. Participants can find their finisher certificate on the race website.

I’m registered but I would like to change races. How do I proceed?

You must inform the organization up to 15 days before the race date. There are no refunds 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” counter.


  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not 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 address: Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon – Campolide Campus. 1099-032 LisbonTel: ⦁ 213 847 484 | E-mail: ⦁ cniacc@unl.pt | Web:⦁  arbitragemdeconsumo.org

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