It’s true, we go to the twelfth edition of the ‘Most Beautiful Race in the World’! It seems like yesterday that we started this journey and have passed eleven years. An amazing, difficult, complex path but above all: Magical as the Douro can be!
And here we are in the preparation of the twelfth edition of what will be the best ever, with several new features and is preparing, with a wide range of entities of the territory, a huge party!
This fascinating race takes place in the heart of the Douro Valley Region, the demarcated region more ancient in the world, World Heritage, land of a thousand charms or, as perpetuated by the poet Miguel Torga, for many the best Portuguese poet of the twentieth century, the wonderful kingdom.
Here, you will live through the experience of feeling the most beautiful race in the world and also the feeling of participating in the only race on the planet that offers to all the famous Port wine along the way, wine globally recognized by the excellence and that is solely produced here in the Douro Valley Region. Taste, feel, live!
EDP Douro Valley Half Marathon is an official race from Running Wonders EDP – Half Marathon circuit on World Heritage.
After in 2016 the Douro have received sixteen thousand participants from thirty-five countries, the region is now preparing to make in 2017 the best edition ever, preparing a wide range of actions that allow all the thousands of participants from around the world make the most of the unique beauty of this region.
Running in the Douro Valley is much more than tread tar, it is to feel the purity of emotion step-by-step, here, the land wins the heart.
Come, we are waiting for you! Dare and feel the power of ‘The most beautiful race in the world’.
The twelfth edition of the Douro Valley Half Marathon – ‘The most beautiful race in the world’, takes place on May 28th, 2017, starting at 10:30 am, departing at Dam Bagaúste in Peso da Regua. It is an organization of GlobalSport by Running Wonders EDP. It is a unique Half Marathon on the world stage, where participants can sample during the races the best Port.
The event has the Half Marathon (21 km), Mini Marathon (6 km) and Half Marathon (21 km) in a wheelchair. ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’ has a maximum duration of three hours. Registration is limited to ten thousand participants and can be performed in www.runningwonders.com.
To all registered participants are offered a participation kit that includes a technical t-shirt * in the mini marathon using the t-shirt (fundamental in identifying and transport to the starting line) is required. All participants enjoy a free race insurance.
Along the route are secured several regular points of water supply. To participants in the Half Marathon are still available supply of isotonic drink and fruit at the finish. All participants can provide Port during the race. The race has the presence of a medical team which specializes in conjunction with ambulance service providing full support medical possible and necessary in the course of the races.
‘The most beautiful Race in the World’ has podium ceremony for the top three in the Half Marathon, male and female, with exclusive prizes Running Wonders EDP. All participants in Half Marathon receive an participation medal. The classified in the Half Marathon can see, after the end of the race, your online digital certificate. For Mini Marathon there is no classification.
The Douro Valley Half Marathon in wheelchair is sponsored by Mario Trindade, world record endurance in a wheelchair.
For more information, please consult the Regulation of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’ or the answers in FAQ.
* The size of the t-shirt is limited to existing stock.
Inserted in EDP Douro Valley Half Marathon, is held the Running Care, where free medical screenings realization is possible, evidence of physical assessment and nutrition advice on 26 and 27 May.
Inserted in EDP Douro Valley Half Marathon, the Running Village exposes, on 26 and 27 May, the products and services of the sponsors and partners of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’, available to all participants and visitors.
PORTO origin. Head towards Vila Real, route A4. Take exit 18 toward Peso da Regua / Mesão Frio. Follow national road to Peso da Regua. Follow signs of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’.
VISEU origin. Head towards Vila Real, route A24. Take exit 11 onto the N2 towards Peso da Regua / Santa Marta de Penaguião. Follow signs of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’.
CHAVES origin. Head towards Viseu, route A24. Take exit 11 onto the N2 towards Peso da Regua / Santa Marta de Penaguião. Follow signs of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’.
LISBON origin. Take the A1, E801 / IP3 and A24 onto the N2 in Peso da Regua. Take exit 11 on A24. Take the N2 to Peso da Regua. Follow signs of ‘The most beautiful Race in the World’.
You can pick up the kit/dorsal at the Douro Museum on May 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 28 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.