October 2020

Run over the Tejo river

Luso Half Marathon

The Luso Portugal Half Marathon is one of the most popular races in Portugal, with over 15.000 runners.

Starting at the Vasco da Gama Bridge, it ends at Praça do Comércio together with the Lisbon Marathon.

The 21km course, takes the Luso Half Marathon runners from the north area of the city to downtown Lisbon, crossing emblematic historical monuments and river side views.

Course Record


Time limit

3 hours

Registrations limit


Event Schedule


Event Schedule


8th of October 2020

10:00 – 20:00

Opening of Sport Expo: Sala Tejo, Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, Expo – Parque das Nações, Lisbon – Sports and Leisure Fair where the athletes can collect their kitbag (bib number and the official t-shirt).


9th of October 2020

10:00 – 20:00

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


10th of October 2020

10:00 – 20:00

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


11th of October 2020


Start of the EDP Lisbon Marathon


Start of the Luso Half Marathon


Start of the EDP Mini Marathon of Portugal

Race course

Starting at the Vasco da Gama bridge, the Luso Half Marathon course runs through the north part of Lisbon in direction to downtown. It crosses

Expo area and continues through Lisbon main streets to Praça do Comércio.

Start line

Ponte Vasco da Gama

Finish line

Arco da Rua Augusta



6 km
9,5 km
12,5 km
15 km
17,6 km
20,1 km


9,5 km
17,6 km


15 km


12,5 km

Time limit




Participation Kitbags

The delivery of the kitbags (bib number and official t-shirt) will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, on the 8th and 9th of October from 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM at the Sport Expo: Sala Tejo, Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, Expo – Parque das Nações, Lisbon

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

Sport Expo: Sala Tejo, Altice Arena, Rossio dos Olivais, Expo – Parque das Nações, Lisboa

Day 8th and 9th October

Delivery 10:00h – 20:00h

How to get to the starting line

The starting line is located over the Vasco da Gama bridge. To access to the starting line, runners must use the buses provided by the organization to arrive at the bridge.

The buses depart from the Vasco da Gama Shopping Center and are available from 7:30 to 9:00 am.

To get to the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, runners can use for free (presenting their BIBs) the Lisbon public transportation system (subwaybuses and trains). The race starts at 10h30.

Centro comercial Vasco da Gama

Av. D. Joao II

1990-094 Lisboa


1. The Portugal Marathon Club, with headquarters in Francisco Sá Carneiro, AV. João de Freitas Branco, 10, 2760-073 Caxias, with the support of Lusoponte and Lisbon Metropolitan area, organizes on October 11th, the 21th edition of the “Luso Half Marathon”.

2. The race will begin at 10:30 am, with the starting line on the Vasco da Gama bridge (towards North), next to the Portico No. 1. The finish line will be at the Praça do Comércio, in Lisbon.

2.1. There will be simultaneously a starting line located at the GALP Tower, exclusive for elite athletes and athletes that have the minimum time required by the Organization (less than 01:05, registered in the last 3 years in the Lisbon Half Marathon, the Luso Half Marathon, or some other reference Half Marathon). In the women’s bracket, the minimum time required will be 1:20, under the same conditions mentioned above.
2.2. All athletes who are not included in the previous paragraph, but who have a time less than 1:10 (registered in the last 3 years in the Lisbon Half Marathon or the Luso Half Marathon), can request that they are assigned a VIP BIB to start from the front of the Vasco da Gama bridge. This request must be made in writing and in advance;

3. The departure of elite athletes will be joining the route of the other athletes who depart from Vasco da Gama bridge, from km 3.

a) For the purposes of paragraph 3 above are considered elite athletes and the athletes who have records within the stipulated in paragraph 2.1 and 2.2;
b) To elite athletes will be assigned special or elite BIB;
c) Notwithstanding subparagraphs (a) and (b), the organizer reserves the right to award special and/or VIP BIBs to elite guests.

4. Registrations will be made in made online in our official site. Entries for this race will be limited to 17.000 athletes;

4.1 The organization may extend the period of registration and increase the registrations prices;

5. The measurement of the course will be made by the delegate of AIMS and in accordance with the data provided by the Technical Director of the race;

6. There will be an adequate supply service at the km 3, 5.5, 7.5, 10.5, 14.5, 12.5, 18.5, as well as at the finish line. There are multiple control areas and corridors. Any athlete that fails any control, will be disqualified;

7. The Organization has a special medical assistance service, under the guidance of a team of experts, but is not responsible for any accident that may occur during this race;

7a. FEMEDICA is the medical partner responsible for the Official Medical Service.

8. The participants must follow the instructions of the Technical Director of the race and from the organization staff;

9. All the registered athletes are insured as stipulated by law, in accordance with articles 15 and 18 of Decree-Law No. 10/2009;

10.  The race will start exactly at (time to be determined), and all the races will be broadcast live by RTP;

11. The following rankings will be considered:

Sen-M Sen-F 19/10/1982
M35 W35 19/10/1977 18/10/1982
M40 W40 19/10/1972 18/10/1977
M45 W45 19/10/1967 18/10/1972
M50 W50 19/10/1962 18/10/1967
M55 W55 12/03/1957 18/10/1962
M60 W60 03/10/1952 18/10/1957
M65 W65 03/10/1947 18/10/1952
M70 W70 18/10/1947


Note: the athletes ages are based on the day of the race date

12. The athletes will be supplied with a BIB that will give them access to the starting line of the race;

13. The top three of the male and female athletes are required to attend the anti-doping control according to I.A.A.F. standards;

14. 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.

15. All participants are accepting these regulations upon registration.

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Photos 2017